Project el cheapo KA-T - * FRESHLY UPDATED WITH INTERNAL ENGINE PICS *

Your premier source for information on the Turbo KA: KA24E-T and KA24DE-T (KA with aftermarket turbo kit)!
User avatar
Bwana
Posts: 7320
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:38 am
Car: Denali
Location: Escondido, CA

Re: (r3skyline)

Postby Bwana » Mon May 14, 2007 7:16 am

r3skyline wrote:thatd be awesome if you could do a mani for me. :D
I'm in Europe right now, but I'll be home this weekend. I'll get in touch with you after I get home.


User avatar
Chezedik
Posts: 4726
Joined: Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:35 pm
Car: 1991 Nissan 240sx
Contact:

Postby Chezedik » Mon May 14, 2007 8:12 am

You are just a travelling fool, aren't you?

r3skyline
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:31 pm
Car: nissan 240sx (looking for)
Contact:

Re: (Chezedik)

Postby r3skyline » Mon May 14, 2007 1:57 pm

geez, only place i ever go to is japan...IF im lucky...

User avatar
Morph
Posts: 2521
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:02 pm
Car: 91 Sr Powered Coupe

Re: (r3skyline)

Postby Morph » Tue May 15, 2007 8:09 am

r3skyline wrote:geez, only place i ever go to is japan...IF im lucky...
Wow that's tough. Dude how do you stand it??? I mean all that sushi and Japanese women I'm surprised that you haven't killed your self yet. Hang in there man maybe you will get to go to Montana one day.

S13FX
Administrator
Posts: 2505
Joined: Sat Apr 30, 2005 10:59 am
Car: '69 l20b Dimeski :)
Contact:

Re: (Morph)

Postby S13FX » Tue May 15, 2007 8:43 am

Well I got to go to countries where it's nice a warm all day and night long about 114F , and they like to shoot at you if you don't worship the cow. And especially if your wearing cammies ...

User avatar
Bwana
Posts: 7320
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:38 am
Car: Denali
Location: Escondido, CA

Re: (S13FX)

Postby Bwana » Tue May 22, 2007 2:32 am

I'm back home now, and the turbo setup will be removed and ready for sale shortly. The classifieds thread is here.

User avatar
eazye2000
Posts: 1881
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:42 am
Car: S13 KA-DET
Location: Inverness, FL
Contact:

Re: (Bwana)

Postby eazye2000 » Tue May 22, 2007 11:10 am

Dude, I can't wait to see the next project you build after having some hands on experience on the last one!I bet it's gonna be some MacGyver s**t that has something to do with a paperclip, some bubble gum, and a tube sock!

Naw, seriously.. You got to try something else man. I would definitely build the motor to be bulletproof first though. Then you can throw almost whatever you want at it!

User avatar
Bwana
Posts: 7320
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:38 am
Car: Denali
Location: Escondido, CA

Re: (eazye2000)

Postby Bwana » Thu May 24, 2007 11:54 am

Right now I'm preparing to put the 25 in the 240. It'll end up running a gt3071r, injectors and megasquirt, tuned to about 325whp.

The real upcoming project is the J30 track car we're planning. 450whp of VH45 goodness, possibly a z33 6 speed, full suspension, stripped and caged. Full out road race car...

User avatar
jallen
Posts: 554
Joined: Mon May 21, 2007 4:20 pm
Car: 97 Kouki
Contact:

Re: (Bwana)

Postby jallen » Sat May 26, 2007 5:20 pm

i just read through this entire thread, and it wasn't until i get to the end that i see you're in Loveland! I live in Denver, and have been trying to find any worthwhile 240 in this state with little luck, there's a couple S14s but no 13s yet. Are there any worthwhile meet ups in CO? I'd love to see the 25 when you get it done. And if you should randomly hear of any 240s goin for sale in CO, i'd appreciate a heads up!

User avatar
Bwana
Posts: 7320
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:38 am
Car: Denali
Location: Escondido, CA

Re: (jallen)

Postby Bwana » Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:49 am

UPDATE INTERNAL ENGINE PICS!!!!

The block:

A cylinder wall:

The head:

So basically, here's the deal.

The KA has gained my respect immensely. This is a 250k mi engine, harshly abused. When I got it the PO had trashed the guides and the chain was in the pan, in like 3 pieces. There are clearly visible marks on the tops of the pistons from contact with open valves. Notwithstanding, this thing held up to some major abuse (12 psi) while road racing with basically 0 management and minor ( FMU only) fuel mods. The head gasket was perfectly intact. There is no evidence whatsoever of detonation in the cylinders. There is very little ridge at the tops of the cylinders, even with the high mileage and the fact that when I got it there was a ton of coolant in the pan due to the timing chain wearing through the cover into the water jacket.

Just thought I'd give you guys a final update on this project. We're doing a major cleaning in the shop today so we figured now was the time to zip it apart and take some pics. The engine will be going in the dumpster shortly... The majority of the turbo setup is still for sale (even as cheap as it is... ).

User avatar
eazye2000
Posts: 1881
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:42 am
Car: S13 KA-DET
Location: Inverness, FL
Contact:

Re: (Bwana)

Postby eazye2000 » Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:15 pm

Well done my friend!

After about 180k on my motor, I had the same light ridge at the top of my cylinder walls. The best thing about it, was that the factory cross hatch marks in the cylinders were still visible!

Good luck with your future endeavors!

User avatar
eds13
Posts: 5915
Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:27 am
Car: 89 240sx, 07 Armada
Location: Central VA
Contact:

Re: (eazye2000)

Postby eds13 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:32 pm

wow, that did alot better than i thought it would do!

User avatar
Charlie240sxt
Posts: 1092
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 1:49 pm
Car: 95 240sx SE Ka24det!!! 98 audi A4
Contact:

Postby Charlie240sxt » Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:42 am

so it was the ring lands???
Modified by Charlie240sxt at 5:07 PM 7/6/2007

User avatar
Edub1
Posts: 1931
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2005 2:20 pm
Car: 89 240sx KA-T

Re: (Bwana)

Postby Edub1 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:31 am

Wow, that is one hell of a motor. Now we know why people buy imports. 12psi and no management and 250K - wow.

jongy
Posts: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:28 pm
Car: 1990 240sx ka24e

Re: Project el cheapo KA-T (Bwana)

Postby jongy » Thu Jun 28, 2007 11:02 am

the motor cost is

User avatar
HOMEMADE240SXTURBO
Posts: 238
Joined: Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:51 pm
Car: 1989 NISSAN 240SX KA24E
Contact:

Postby HOMEMADE240SXTURBO » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:10 pm

kat ftw

User avatar
240sx_Guy
Posts: 2067
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:29 am
Car: Rusty '95 240sx MT
Contact:

Re: (Bwana)

Postby 240sx_Guy » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:31 pm

ccan we get a lis of parts and costs.

User avatar
Bwana
Posts: 7320
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:38 am
Car: Denali
Location: Escondido, CA

Re: (240sx_Guy)

Postby Bwana » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:58 am

Ok, I'll run down this quickly but it should be pretty close.

Turbo: T25 should be about $200 in good shape, T28's will be more.

Manifold: Parts to modify approx. $25. I have made a couple for ppl at $125 per.

Downpipe: Approx. $30 depending on exactly how you do it.

Intercooler and piping: Get an eghey kit for approx. $120 and do some minor mods.

Turbo oil lines: $50-$150 depending on your quality standards.

8:1 FMU: Cheap ones are about $100 new, $50-70 use

That should be pretty much it. Wouldn't hurt to throw some colder plugs in, figure $25 for that or so...

Total then is something like $600 if you do the fabricating yourself and get decent oil lines and a new FMU and go with a SR T25.


User avatar
float_6969
Moderator
Posts: 19613
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:55 pm
Car: CA18DET swapped 1995 Nissan 240sx (toy)
2003.5 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege (lightly modded DD)
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Contact:

Postby float_6969 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:05 pm

Did you ever sell the kit? If not, can I have the turbo back?

User avatar
S13 240SX
Posts: 1065
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:44 pm
Car: 93 Mazda Miata
Contact:

Postby S13 240SX » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:07 pm

so wait... chear this up for me... you got a rb25 engine set for cheap but yet your still messing aroud with a ka-t???

why?

User avatar
Bwana
Posts: 7320
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:38 am
Car: Denali
Location: Escondido, CA

Re: (S13 240SX)

Postby Bwana » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:40 pm

The ka-t is long gone, but the thread popped back up in my "recent topics" list so I figured I might as well answer the questions...
float_6969 wrote:Did you ever sell the kit? If not, can I have the turbo back?
Sorry Ryan, the kit did sell sans turbo, but Ryon (redtop) has your old turbo now...

User avatar
float_6969
Moderator
Posts: 19613
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:55 pm
Car: CA18DET swapped 1995 Nissan 240sx (toy)
2003.5 Mazda Mazdaspeed Protege (lightly modded DD)
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Contact:

Postby float_6969 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:00 pm

OH well, I tried.

User avatar
dirty240sx
Posts: 26
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:08 am
Car: 1991 240 SX

Re: (Bwana)

Postby dirty240sx » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:58 pm

damn man!!!!that is super sweet!!!!I live in aurora colorado!!!id love it if we could work sumthing out for u to custom one of my manifolds for a t2.And id love to see hows the other projects are going sumtime.

User avatar
nelson8708
Posts: 1008
Joined: Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:20 pm
Car: 1989 Nissan 240sx Fastback
1994 Acura Integra LS
Contact:

Re: (S13 240SX)

Postby nelson8708 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:53 pm

S13 240SX wrote:so wait... chear this up for me... you got a rb25 engine set for cheap but yet your still messing aroud with a ka-t???

why?
why not? might as well have some fun with it. Just beat the hell out of it because it doesnt matter if it blows.

I would add to that list to take a few degrees out of the distributor to help prevent detonitation. (spelling?)

matthunter8819
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:25 pm
Car: 92 nissan 240sx coupe

Re: (hannibal)

Postby matthunter8819 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:44 am

sweet

User avatar
wishihadas14
Posts: 81
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:46 pm
Car: '93 240sx Coupe

Postby wishihadas14 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:01 pm

How would you do this to a DOHC manifold? Reliability?

psi240
Posts: 54
Joined: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:39 pm
Car: 1997 240sx

Re: (wishihadas14)

Postby psi240 » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:18 am

wishihadas14 wrote:How would you do this to a DOHC manifold? Reliability?
dohc manifolds u can get for cheap on ebay ... couple ppl on ka-t.org are selling them for like 100 new

or if u have a sr mani - u can cut the runners and weld them back on to fit the DE

User avatar
240sx_Guy
Posts: 2067
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:29 am
Car: Rusty '95 240sx MT
Contact:

Postby 240sx_Guy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:31 am

can someone explain all the lines coming from the turbo noob

User avatar
Dougbo9807
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:06 pm
Car: 95 240sx
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Contact:

Re: (Bwana)

Postby Dougbo9807 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:10 pm

Totally reading this post, watch the video of the cruise looking kinda familiar and then I see Dairy Delight! Dude you in Loveland? I live in FOCO.... lol.

User avatar
Doya
Posts: 1245
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:30 am
Car: '95 240sx KA-T
Location: MD

Re: (Dougbo9807)

Postby Doya » Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:03 am

Thanks for bumping an almost 2 year old thread


Return to “KA24ET / KA24DET Forum”