TUNING THE NISSAN CA18DET (S13)

Sporting an ebay turbo kit (one of those T70 things), this little forged CA18DET just shows they are still an old skool force to be reckoned with.. OK.. so we know that they are of a less quality (naming no names) but hey.. As for Bang for ya Buck well.. watch and see…. God knows what the exact spec of these units. Can anyone tell me… Even though we peaked this one testing at 1.9bar id say from this being the 3rd one ive done now that 1.6bar is really enough for the unknown spec.. The compressor simply doesnt cope well with high boost applications, but then what can you expect for a ยฃ250 quid kit :).. Still no doubt great fun on the motorway and im sure it will surprise a few people still.. Enjoy the turbo kick Dan!!

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for the setup Steve.

    Since I have owned this car I have never had the car working. It was purchased with a blown engine and lots of problems. It has taken nearly 3 years to put it all togther in my spare time and weekends.

    Steve knows his stuff and can tune a car! I was expecting anything around the 300 mark and would be very happy with that. When I saw 456 on the dyno I had to collect my jaw from the floor! Fantastic job and the drive back to Birmingham was amazing especially when we blew a new Porsche away, the bloke did not look impressed ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully will have the R34 down to you next year, see what you can do with that!! But for now I have 400HP and some fresh rubber to smoke. ALL GOOD.

  2. Dan.

    It was a pleasure as always to set up another old skool Datsun ๐Ÿ™‚ As you know the CA is my fav really out of all the Nissan powerplants.. Still soooo underrated for what they are and with yours being forged and prepped well it just gave me that bit more confidence to tune as if it were my own car.. The turbo really didnt do to bad at all considering the cost you paid for it. How much was it again? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Im sure many reading will like to know..

    The look on your face when you saw the dynamometer read past 450hp was bliss.. I should have gotten one of the guys to take a picture , hehe.. No dout you had fun embarassing the Porsche on the way home… Love it!!

    Enjoy and no doubt ill see you soon should you ever upgrade for a more responsive turbo unit.. Still for the drag strip, you cant grumble at all..

    Look after the ol CA18DET.. Shes done you proud sir!!!!

    ps

    When the Skylines ready, just gimme a shout as you know Ill be able to sort that out!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Dan… if you like R34’s check out the recent tune just uploaded from a fellow GTR owner ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!!!

    http://fctuning.com/fctwp/?p=1781

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