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Old 02-09-2022, 09:11 PM   #1
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Default Engine Swap my 1996 KA24E to 2000 Frontier KA24DE

Hope all is well with ya, I have 96 Nissan Pickup with a KA24E and Iím swapping the motor to a 2000 Nissan Frontier KA24DE. Reason for the swap is because the KA24E is dead and has over 300k miles. From what Iíve read itís suppose to be a direct swap since both motors share same bottom end and are rear sump. Unfortunately the shop I took it to says the exhaust manifold doesnít line up with the exhaust pipe or something like that. Any insight on what I need to do (besides the wiring harness) to make this swap work will be greatly appreciated.
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they’re trying to use the manifold from the ka24e on the de?
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I deleted the other post you had in the general section. Please only post your problem in one area. This way replies won't be in multiple sections.
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theyíre trying to use the manifold from the ka24e on the de?
No they are using the manifold that came with the DE. Their saying it canít work with my exhaust. What should I advise them to do?
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I deleted the other post you had in the general section. Please only post your problem in one area. This way replies won't be in multiple sections.
Ok thanks
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I assume that you mean swapping FROM a 2000 Frontier.

Try the original trucks manifold on the new motor. If dat don't work....

Cut the head pipe and splice it in....the original cut and paste. An easy job for most any exhaust shop.
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I assume that you mean swapping FROM a 2000 Frontier.

Try the original trucks manifold on the new motor. If dat don't work....

Cut the head pipe and splice it in....the original cut and paste. An easy job for most any exhaust shop.
Iím putting a 2000 frontier motor (KA24DE) in my 1996 Nissan Pickup. Original motor is a KA24E. Can you explain how to splice exhaust? Thanks
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Iím putting a 2000 frontier motor (KA24DE) in my 1996 Nissan Pickup. Original motor is a KA24E. Can you explain how to splice exhaust? Thanks
Are you going to do it? Any exhaust shop should make quick work of a job like this... well, unless the manifold is shot and they can't use it. I'm just thinking of how old it is...


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No they are using the manifold that came with the DE. Their saying it canít work with my exhaust. What should I advise them to do?
i donít get why theyíre saying it wonít work. oem exhaust manifolds, or even aftermarket oem replicas, are two piece design and they only thing they should have to modify is the down pipe from the manifold to the rest of the exhaustÖ
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i donít get why theyíre saying it wonít work. oem exhaust manifolds, or even aftermarket oem replicas, are two piece design and they only thing they should have to modify is the down pipe from the manifold to the rest of the exhaustÖ
Exactly what I thought. Iím gonna see them tomorrow and advise them exactly what ya are telling me and see what happens after that.
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