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27th March 2004, 01:33 AM
Now although i was going to sell my exa, ive been having alot of trouble and the engine now seems to have some problem...:(
Im thinking of chucking a ca18det into it, then selling it for say $7,500 or so.
Whats your thoughts on this pplz!!!
Ill have a quick car for awhile until i find a buyer.. and i wont loose TOO much money if i can find an engine for a decent cost.
Does anyone know of any ca18dets (Im in Perth WA) around, and if i find a RWD one i only need a few things to make it usable in da fwd exa correct? If anyone knows these things let me kno wat they are aswell!
Im guessing labour for the engine.. to take out the existing and put in a new one, wire it up (to standard gearbox/new clutch/ecu which i was told is ok) will be around $1000-1500??
Any help would be appreciated!!!

Jaz :cheers:

27th March 2004, 01:58 AM
try agi autoparts on collier road in bayswater. They quotted me like $1200 for a recon ca18det.

Look in quokka at the places that fit engines and get a quote from them... dont bother wit places like X-speed or cypher... $5000+ for just labour!!!

27th March 2004, 07:19 AM
You will get a lot more money if you do the DET conversion to any EXA, your decision, good luck selling it bud

27th March 2004, 01:47 PM
you always loose money on cars.

just sell it off and not do the DET conversion. you'd be suprised how quickly the cost will blowout

27th March 2004, 07:03 PM
How much would it cost to put in a ca18det engine? My mate reckons its 1200 for a second hand one (about 40 thousand k's) working all good with the turbo etc and 750 to get it installed. Sounds pretty sweet as to me.

27th March 2004, 10:41 PM
brand new CA18DET from Japan, $1400 installed, if it is a conversion $1800

27th March 2004, 11:03 PM
um, a standard DET installed into an exa... $7,500 for the lot? good luck mate :) i wouldn't pay it, no offense

exa2r8, where does one get a brand new ca18det from japan? I didn't know they made them anymore, but maybe u found something else?

28th March 2004, 12:30 AM
lol what ever u recon its gana cost u times it at least by 4.
and i aint jokin.

28th March 2004, 06:37 AM
I am telling you, there is a company down in Southern Sydney area that quoted me in paper

For a N13 straight turbo motor swap $1400
For a N13 DET conversion $1800, extra for excess parts (new radiator, etc)

Just saying what i got told

28th March 2004, 09:14 AM
then get it done
just look out 4 "INCIDENTALS"

does that price include the motor or just labor?

28th March 2004, 09:22 AM
EXA2R8 posted:
I am telling you, there is a company down in Southern Sydney area that quoted me in paper

For a N13 straight turbo motor swap $1400
For a N13 DET conversion $1800, extra for excess parts (new radiator, etc)

Just saying what i got told

what your talking about is just a plain engine. it's not an engine package. no turbo, no alternator, no p/s pump, etc. it's a fully rebuilt engine built back to factory specs. they are made for if you blew up your engine as a replacement. plug and play type thing.

minimum ca18det install is $3000. assuming you don't do anything outragous and come into no difficulties.
my conversion went from $3000 to $6000 in the end

28th March 2004, 01:43 PM
Apparently its cheaper to just get a ca18det installed then to turbo your existing engine. Then u keep ur existing engine for spare parts. Sounds like a good idea yeah?

28th March 2004, 10:24 PM
1400 for a brand new motor huh? does that mean like 0kms on the clock?? where is this place dude and do u know if its U12 U11 or what?? if u have their number ill call em 2morro and see what i actually get for 1400 as i already have turbo, computer wiring loom, injectors, clutch all lined up....

29th March 2004, 12:29 AM
I paid for my ca18det out of silvia with wiring loom and computer + 1.8 exa gearbox 1700 thats in melbourne tho

conversion i did myself with help of a few friends so that costed me few slabs of beer :)

to wire everything up around $600

then i had to buy new clutch and a intercooler but basicly thats sort of a cost u looking at you could do it with about $3500 but then again extra cost could come out of blue u never know just in case i wouldnt even bother starting the conversion if i didnt have at least $4500-$5000

my car is now on road and its running nice and good but i spent on it just under $5000 but keep in mind that i had exa with 1.6L engine before if it was 1.8 i rkn i could finish it with max $4000

29th March 2004, 04:42 AM
Prices must be way off from up here in the states.... seriously a whole ca18det with EVERYTHING that is need only costs 1400... the only thing missing is the fuel you put in it.... 5 grand..... WOW, i can put a sr20det into a N13 for less than 3.. seriously i dunno how that works out but can someone find someplace to tell me the conversion rates?

29th March 2004, 01:13 PM
yeah thats in america, so thats like 3 grand australian anyway.

29th March 2004, 04:34 PM
OK i just called API at lonsdale (08) 8326 2028 and asked how much. its 1400 bucks for a turbo ca18det and 695 dollars to install it. Only catch is they offer no warranty on their turbo/installation. dodgey? They seem like a reputable company.

29th March 2004, 05:15 PM
i dont even have an exa yet... lol

29th March 2004, 05:20 PM
oh btw the exchange rate has only recently gone over 50% and the einges were still the same price back then...thats all my point was.

29th March 2004, 05:55 PM
Can ppl list the parts i need to get with the engine, if there is any?
Im aware i need a new ecu with new looms etc or to re-map the old one to suit the new ca18det.
Anything else?
If the mechanic comes over today and tells me its nackered ill be buyin the turbo
ill let u kno

29th March 2004, 08:36 PM
let me know how much everything cost etc.

29th March 2004, 08:41 PM
well u need engine + ecu + wiring ,gearbox u can use yours and everything elese you can use

u will only have to get your exhaust connected and all the piping done so that will cost a bit and thats it, you can use your old alternator and starter motor so dont worry about them

so get the engine fit it in get the auto sparky to wire everything up and then take her to the exhaust shop to get all the piping done and she is all ready maybe u will have to do a good tune up service i recommend u do dyno tune up