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    Posted: 06 Feb 2013 at 12:21am

Well maybe its time to get another vehicle so that the 620 can get the mechanical attention she deserves.   My neighbor has for sale a 91 240sx le (less common model) its a dual cam KA, 5 speed, all the bells and whistles.  The engine is currently NON OP  supposedly has a blow head gasket but there is no water in the oil or vice versa. Engine is clean.  195,000 on the clock.  Hopefully I can pick it up pretty cheap.   Im calling it WTF  because I don't know WTF I am doing buying a car that doesn't currently drive. I see her potential.   Pretty clean all around the car.   I guess I could name it WTF because I want to fix it.  I hate to see it sit.   I looked up the car on KBB and NADA and was surprised to see the original MSRP at just under $18,000   thats not a cheap car back in 91. 


 



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were is the seats?? i would say buy it if it has seats and had a good price the KA24DE is a great engine if properly serviced

the cars looks straight the interior looks ok would look better with seats

how is the wireing? i notice some wires poking out at the drivers kick panel and the fuse panel poped offt

i have never seen a nissan fuel gauge work without a battery or without the switch being on


KA24DE=more power than SR20DEShocked
KA24DET=more power than SR20DETOuch


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Still on the never ending quest to squeeze more from an L series
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Knotty the owner took the leather seats out and put them in his 240sx,  the tweed seats from his 240sx are in his shed.   The leather seats were ripped a little but his tweed are pretty nice.   The tweed seats will come with this car.   Im not sure about the fuel gauge.    

Actually I am doing an s14 sr20det swap into his 240sx so the KA24DE out of his car is going into the blue devil.   His car has a stainless header and an intake so I will use those parts on my 240.

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Well, I bought the car.  Now I have to remove the engine for a rebuild.  I also have to remove the ka24de out of another s13 to swap into the blue devil.  Then I have to install an s14 sr20det into the 240 donor.  YIKES Thats 3 engine removals, one complete rebuild and 2 complete swaps!  SHEESH!
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WTF!!!!!     Ok today was a very busy day.   I got the engine 95% removed.  Just waiting to get the cherry picker in there and plop it out.  Tranny is out, and everything else is out.  Its not too bad removing a KA,   but not as easy as an L20B.   The power steering and AC lines were new to me.  I normally dont work on things that have either.   I need lots of parts!

 

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Braden have you thought about doing an LS swap on the 240 ?

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Originally posted by jovanmunoz91 jovanmunoz91 wrote:

Braden have you thought about doing an LS swap on the 240 ?

ABSOLUTELY NOT.     While I could do a swap of some sort I dont need a project like that.   This is basically a virgin 240.  Most everything I took off had never been off before.  I need a car that I can daily drive and get decent fuel mileage.   I already have a go fast project (620).   This car is going back with the factory ka24de.  I already have a stainless header, and an intake tube.  I MIGHT put a set of cams in it, and a new exhaust is in order.

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Got the ngine out and on the stand.  I started stripping off all of the egr garbage.  There were a bunch of vacuum leaks, I'm sure that this engine ran liek total crap before it overheated.  If the PO had only done some preventative maintenance every once in awhile this car would still be running. The knock sensor is melted off the side of the block, if that tells you how hot it got. 
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Block, head, crank, and rods are at the machine shop.  Im having a hard time deciding on whether or not to replace the pistons.  I just spent a LOT of $$$$  ordering parts today and I have only ordered half of what I need.  
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