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Engine swap from a KA24DE to a 240sx KA24D

Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:11 am

Hi,
I am new to this forum. I am not a mechanic and have little knowledge, bare with me! I have a 1991 hardbody d21 with a KA24DE truck that the engine is shot. I have the engine from a 1990 240sx SOHC that I was told I can use for a swap. I was told that I need to take the intake from the truck engine and put it on the 240sx engine. Due to limited finances, i can not buy another engine or have my truck engine rebuilt. Can i do this swap? and if so, what kind of modifications will it take? I noticed that the crankshaft of the truck engine sticks out more than that of the other engine by about 1/2 inch. If I were to bolt the flywheel and torque converter to the 240sx engine crankshaft, it would be about a 1/2 inch shorted than if it was bolted to the other engine. This means that the torque converted will be 1/2 short going in the transmission. Have anyone have any thoughts about this? Please, forgive my inexperience and lack of knowledge! Thank you for any help you can provide!

Re: Engine swap from a KA24DE to a 240sx KA24D

Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:12 am

Sounds like more of a headache than you're going to want/afford.

Re: Engine swap from a KA24DE to a 240sx KA24D

Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:16 pm

I'm not familiar with the swap, but keep searching and asking, I'm sure there's info to be had!

Re: Engine swap from a KA24DE to a 240sx KA24D

Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Thank you for trying! I will continue the search. Have a great day!
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