Ca18det powered lexus is200

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  1. Nexus-IS180

    Nexus-IS180 New Member

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    I have just put a ca18 in an is200 as a daily drifter. I own a little garage not far from pod so why not.

    The engine has been stood for 10 years in my dads cupboard under the stairs after the s13 we had got the old Nissan cancer. It was rebuilt an only done 1000 miles in the s13, we where going to put it in a kit car but that never happened

    If only I could work out how to post pictures????
     
  2. sxnutter

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    i am interested in the conversion that youve done. dint think that anyone had done it before. ive got a ca18 that i was going to fit in my is200 for the same reason as you the dreaded rust of death so any advice would be great .thanks
     
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    Upload pictures to photobucket.
    Copy the IMG code/link.
    Paste link in a post.
     
  4. Nexus-IS180

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    I've uploaded some photos to an album on dropbox.

    https://db.tt/v3XmGu7x

    It wasn't to hard to do really. The subframe had to be cut so the engine should sit right but the rest was fine.
    I made all the mounts out of 6mm steel and high tensile nuts/bolts they don't look great I know (they will). The electrical side of things was a bit of a bitch but only on the Lexus side. The engine ecu only picks up a IGN ON and a start signal its on its own fuse box and only has 4 relays controlling it.

    You have to run return fuel lines to the tank and use an inline pump or mod the tank sender unit I had a 340lph inline sat bout so used it.

    Obviously custom exhaust, I had a few old staintess s14/skyline pipes without a home and two 3" flexis so i got the welder out lol

    And prop that had to be cut an shut. Still needs balancing but can't really feel and vibrations from it. Only the exhaust haha
     
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    Still uploading....
     
  6. sxnutter

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    what did you do ecu wise ? do you still use the 1g-fe ecu ?
     
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    Cool conversion. Most S13s are fucked and IS200s cost nowt so it's a good call, no point wasting a useable CA18.

    Lots of room too by the looks of it!

    He said that bit, just wire in the stock Nissan one, only needs a few wires connected and it runs.
     
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    Agree with Stavros there good idea man what you planning for the ca18?
     
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    Nice use of a ca18 dude keep those engines going to many people are giving up on them :(
     
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    what did you do power steering wise ?
     
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    So whats the end result like? How does the car feel? I'm starting this conversion at the end of the week despite people telling me the lexus is too big and heavy for that engine
     
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    isnt it a too small engine for that weight ?
     
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    It's more powerful than the car is as standard so a little bit of a stupid comment to be honest....CA18DET Engines can kick out serious power and the Lexus IS200 isn't really that heavy either so lots of potential!
     
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    clearly havnt driven an is200

    they have the shittest most underpowered 6 pot 2 litre engine ever made as standard.

    a lighter engine with close to twice the bhp with a small modifications, damn good idea
     
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    That's a great idea for a fun and cost effective car, I like it.
     

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