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1986 s12 200sx with KA-T questions

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    cjvictoria New Member

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    I was wondering if getting working AC on this car is possible? I don't know much about S12's...

    The car I'm looking at used to have the CA18DET, and now has KA24DE-T. Although I love the idea of having a 200sx, I live in the south and at some point I'm going to need an AC.

    Anyone here have experience with KA-T swapping S12's?
     
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    usdm 200sx had the ca20 in it (200sx 2.0 240sx 2.4 300zx 3.0) , the ca18 came in jdm 180sx's (1.8) , im postive you COULD get the ac to work after spending enough money, is the ac compressor on the KA ? it pretty much is narrowed down to how much a/c components were deleted in doing the swap, prob hasnt had working AC in years
     
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    I'm not sure what all was done. The guy hasn't emailed me back yet.

    The craigslist post includes this:

    '...NOTE*** according to the person i purchased this from, the original turbo 1.8l engine died from being over-boosted, it detonated destroying the internals. As such the KA24DE engine was swapped in."

    So as far as he knows it had a CA18. I guess it doesn't really matter anyways though.

    Also, I don't know how I missed it but the car comes with a S13 front end conversion... (not installed) I know a few people who might be looking for it around here.
     
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    meh not even being a dick but he was prob mis-informed, or it was swapped from ca20 to ca18 to ka24, which IIRC the wiring harness is useable for the ca18et and the ka24, I have a good buddy Eric who has a ka24 s12 coupe he built, and had the hardest time with wiring , id look the car over really well for butchered wiring at the minimal
     
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    This car is getting really rare. That is all.

    The rest of the car is touchy, breaky, and shoddily made. I've owned many of them. They corner really well, they have a great balance and they actually drive pretty well (It would whip my BMW's ass, I'm pretty sure).

    But the car itself is just garbage. That said, one of my top 5 dream cars is the 1982 200SX. Talk about garbage.
     
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    just a note the usdm also came with a ca18et, the det was the jdm, there are 4 common and very straight forward swaps to these cars, all gp right in perty easy including the ka
     
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    do you know if its still open diff ? if not it should be a fun ass car, esp if you get it for 1600
     
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    my ignorance is here, I didnt realize till I looked the album that it was a stock turbo car ? legit , my bad for the misinformation
     
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    Had to quote myself on this... I just looked closely at some of the pictures and noticed the car isnt turbo'd. It's still cool though.
     
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    Well guys, I got the call today to go get my check in the morning!

    So if the guy doesn't sell it before noon tomorrow I might be getting the 200Sx

    I'm probably not gonna get any sleep tonight... lol
     
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