In the Nissan Hardbody and Frontier applications a crank girdle was not used. I only used 4 bolts to torque the crank in. I sent my head out once it was off to be decked and cleaned so I removed the solid lifters. Material may not be copied or reprinted without written permission. On turbo motors typically the top ring gap is. If your out of factory specs the block will need to be line honed and over sized bearing will need to be used. Feel free to email us at if you find something you think might be inaccurate.
This resource is built on the knowledge and know-how of our members. Install the bearings into the rod, lay out the plasti-gauge and torque the cap on. Please let us know if you have any troubles, or if we're missing anything. The engines blocks were made of cast-iron, while the cylinder heads were made of aluminum. Torque should always be done to manufactures specs. Be very careful not to slack the chain since this will cause the chain to jump teeth making you motor out of time.
Figured this would be a great resource guide for those ka dimes! Install the washers quickly cause your friend is still holding that damn pulley up and will need a beer very soon. This is another fun and repetitive task. We hope to become the best single resource for S13 and S14 technical information on the web. This is why we have collected factory service manuals in. Next install the tensioner and the right guide. Produced from 1999-current, the newest models feature a common rail design. After doing all 8 rings in each cylinder its time to put the rings on the pistons and the pistons on the rods.
Cleanliness is very important since any debris can cause problems at start up. Now that we know the tolerances are good we can lube the crank bearings and re-install the crankshaft. I have also studded the top of the motor as you can see in the picture. Slide the head down on and take the pully from your friends. Using a ring compressor compress the rings down and slide the bottom skirt of the piston in the block. Here is the plasti-gauge on the crank bearing. They are independent publications and are not affiliated with or endorsed by or.
With this, the aftermarket part availability has grown exponentially and the need for practical knowledge of repair and modifications has grown. I got 3 main studs that were wrong so those are not pictured. Using the piston that will be installed into the cylinder your working with push the ring into place with the piston down to the wrist pin. Dont worry you'll get through it. If you think of the oil pan and the head as pieces of bread, the timing cover as the baloney and the two gaskets as lettuce leaves, it's easier to put the bread on the meat than trying to slide the meat between two slices of bread without tearing the lettuce. This may be due to server speeds, internet connections, personal computer speeds, software, etc. .
While this is rare, we certainly like to know about it. This is a very tricky part and should be done with caution. This part kind of sucks. Once the gasket is lined up its time to put the head on. After you have torqued the crank in place to factory specs remove all the bolts and carefully remove the crank making sure you do not spin it.
You need to have at least this so the ring under heat expansion does not butt ends causing a piston to crack. So now with someone holding the idler pulley remove the pin holding the tensioner back green in pics above and let the tensioner take up what slack there is. When I saw it over there I thought they left out about 100 steps someone who has never rebuilt a ka would need to know but I guess whats there does help to an extent. Remove the cap and measure the mark just as before. This first model the S13 continued through 1994 with three different body styles: the coupe, the fastback and the convertible. Remove the piston and check the end gap with a feeler gauge as pictured.
Material may not be copied or reprinted without written permission. To do this it is easy though. Sorry for the wordy title. This procedure stretches the bolts so you won't lift the head under mega boost load. When your block gets bored you can have the machine shop do this part aswell if your not comfortable doing it.
Spec will be different for Oil and grease but moly-lube is recomended. If not you should give credit where it's due. Set the ring into the cylinder it will be installed on. It is to be used in conjunction with a Factory Service Manual to guide you through your building experience. The cams will need to be turned slightly to get the gear on and off and if its your first time doing one you'll be stumped for a bit. They are independent publications and are not affiliated with or endorsed by or. These manuals are significantly better, and more accurate, than a Haynes or Chiltons manual, since the information is developed by the manufacturer to be used by Nissan-trained technicians.