19th Aug 2001, 22:51

L20b never came with a turbo, Nissan made a L20ET 6 cyl, but not a 4 cyl. As for the sr20, you are looking at about $5k minimum for a job that will get a engineer's certificate. And as for the l20 being crap, obviously you have never seen one worked properly, I wouldn't complain with 200 HP.

4th Sep 2001, 19:54

Damn right! A cheap way of getting some more grunt out of the L20B is whacking on a pair of 1 3/4 SU's found on the 260Z. I have a Z20ET in my SII Bluebird (Z20 block with Z18ET turbo manifolds), 8 plugs firing simultaneously and have about 174Kw at the wheels! The bottom end is basically the L20B!!! Get your L20B fully balanced, flywheel lightened, head ported and a pair of 45-48mm Webbers, and you won't be disappointed!


7th Dec 2002, 16:10

The bluebirds had a rest from any work and taking money from my wallet! The other day put a mint (and I mean mint) condition bumper and TRX spoiler on the wagon and it now looks a treat! The wagon is an amazing gold color, but the spoiler is red... so I'll be painting it soon!!

The other day at the "ozdat" show and shine saw a sIII with a SR20 in it...nice, but the car was a bit wreck, but now can image what work needs to take place...

Driving a bluey is an art form!!!


4th Mar 2003, 04:49

All RWD CA series engines can be swapped with any other CA series engine (ie a CA18det, some of which have been worked to in excess of 300 rear wheel kw!) a z18 is also an easy swap, as for SR20 power, all mounts line up, but one engine mount, which needs to be slotted. Have fun.

2nd Jun 2003, 21:42

I own a 1984 s2 TRX and was wondering if I will get a considerable power gain if I fit a Z18 head onto the L20 block, keeping in mind cost effectiveness. I will be able to do most of the work bar the fuel injection system by myself. Also, what sized exhaust will I need to put on it? I have been quoted at $2000 for the Z18 head and manifolds minus the fuel injection systems and the turbo.

If anyone can help me feel free to email me at benny_c013@hotmail.com.

5th Jul 2003, 05:46


I'm thinking about buying a 1985 manual Bluebird. I'm only 15, so my bank account will virtually be empty once I buy it. I'm going to save hard so I can buy a CA18DET for it, but I want to know if it is a straight bolt-in conversion. Is it?

If not, can someone please tell me what is needed to be done to bolt one in?

Also, if/when I get the CA18DET, will the stock Bluebird 5 speed be able to handle the power, or should I get a Silvia 5 speed manual too?

Please e-mail me with any help at psshhhht@hotmail.com.

Thank you,


23rd Oct 2003, 03:07

You can definatly get the 5 speed bluebird manual I have done it my self and it works like a gem!!

Nissan bluebird a quality car that can be reved up if you like or used for daily life it's a life saver.