I have a complete 82 200sx. I would like to put the entire engine with efi into my 720. I know that the sx has a front sump oil pan and the dip stick in at the front of the engine. My questions are: what problems should I expect in changing to the 720 oil pan and dipstick, Is there a later model fuel tank with an efi pump built in or should I just plan on adapting an external fuel pump. Will the Z22E intake clear the hood and any other issues that may be a problem. Thanks for any tips.
I am a retired mechanic specializing in Datsuns (AJ's Z Car Store) and I too believe this swap will produce an excellent result in general everyday performance and MPG. I am mainly trying to find out what to expect regarding actual fit in the areas of the oil pan and exhaust. I have been doing engine swaps for almost 60 years and I know that I can overcome any issues but in the interest of expediently and the fact that I do not have a fully equipped shop now, I want to be able to plan it so that it is as quick in and out as possible. The chassis is a 1984 King Cab 5 Speed. The wrecked 200SX Which has been stored 15 years is a 1982. I am fully aware of all of the electrical issues involved in converting to EFI. Thanks for any input especially re the different oil pan arrangement.
Thank you Patrick. This is exactly what I needed to know. My truck is a 2WD so I assume the 2WD pan works in my case. I expect that you had to use the oil pump pickup that matched the pan. I am glad to know that the exhaust will not be a problem and there is a plugged hole at the rear for the dipstick. Thanks, AJ