1993 Nissan 240SX

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1993 NISSAN 240SX Capacities and Specifications

Refill capacities for engine model KA24E

Fuel tank 15 7/8 gallons
Coolant (with reservoir tank) 7 1/8 quarts
Engine oil without filter 3 3/8 quarts
Engine oil with filter 3 3/4 quarts
Transmission fluid
manual transmission (M/T) 5 1/8 pints
automatic transmission (A/T) 8 3/4 quarts
Differential Carrier (R200) 3 7/8 pints
Power steering system 1.0 quart
Air conditioning refrigerant 2.0 - 2.2 lb


Engine Tune Up Data:
Engine model KA24E
Firing Order 1-3-4-2
Idle speed M/T 750 +/- 50 rpm
Idle speed A/T 750 +/- 50 rpm
Ignition timing 15 degree = +/- 2 degree B.T.D.C. at idle speed
Idle "CO" Idle mixture screw is preset and sealed at factory
Valve clearance "hot" Non adjustable
High tension cable resistance less than 30 kilo ohms
Spark Plug Type
standard ZFR5E-11
hot ZFR4E-11
cold ZFR6E-11
gap mm (in) 1.0-1.1 (0.039-0.043)
tightening torque
N-m 20-29
kg-m 2.0-3.0
ft-lb 14-22
Drive belt deflection (cold) all belt measurements in millimeters with
inches in parenthesis
alternator 11 (0.43) limit
deflection after adjustment 7-8 (0.28-0.31)
deflection of new belt 6-7 ( 0.24-0.28)


Air conditioner compressor
limit 12 (0.47)
deflection after adjustment 7-8 (0.28-0.31)
deflection of new belt 6-7 ( 0.24-0.28)

Power steering pump
limit 13 (0.51)
deflection after adjustment 8-9 ( 0.31- 0.35)
deflection of new belt 7-8 (0.28- 0.31)

Applied pressed force N (kg, lb) 98 (10, 22)

Oil pan tightening torque
N-m 29-39
kg-m 3.0-4.0
ft-lb 22-29

Clutch pedal height mm (in) 18-196 ( 7.32- 7.72)
Clutch pedal free play mm (in) 1-3 ( 0.04- 0.12)

Front wheel alignment (unladen) fuel, radiator and engine oil full with
spare tire, jack, and tools.

camber -1 degree 30' to 0 degree
caster 6 degree 00' to 7 degree 30'
toe in mm (in) 0.3 - 2.3 (0.012 - 0.091)
toe in degree 2' - 13' ( total toe in angle)
Full turns inner wheel 39 degree - 43 degree
Full turns outer wheel 33 degree

Rear wheel alignment (unladen) as above
camber -1 degree 30' to -0 degree 36'
toe in mm (in) 0.5- 4.5 (0.020- 0.177)
toe in degree 3' - 25' (total toe in angle)

pad repair limit mm (in) 2.0 ( 0.079)
front rotor thickness limit 18.0 (0.709) mm (in)
rear rotor thickness limit 8.0 (0.315) mm (in)
pedal free height M/T 177- 187 (6.97 - 7.36) mm (in)
pedal free height A/T 186- 196 (7.32 - 7.72) mm (in)
parking brake # of notches 6-8

Engine Compression in PSI
standard 192 @ 300rpm
minimum 142 @ 300 rpm
difference limit between cylinders 14 @ 300rpm

Thermostat inspection
valve opening temperature 170 degree fahrenheit
maximum valve lift 0.31 inches @ 194 degree fahrenheit

Oil pressure check
idle speed at 3000 rpm no load 60-70 PSI

Radiator cap relief pressure 11-14 psi
leakage test pressure 14 psi

from the great 240SX forums:

The Ultimate 240SX Bible Volume 1

Alright well there is a lot of useful information out there on the internet. Unfortunately a lot of it is scattered all over the place. This is my attempt to try and bring everything to one place. I have separated them into categories to the best of my ability in the time i have heh which is not a lot. Well here it is the 240SX Bible Volume 1 which consists of a collection of DIYs, How Tos, FAQs, Install Guides, and General Info...

ECU pinout diagrams.
Distributor Timing
Removing speed limiter on 93 KA24DET
DIY Ignition Mods for Better Spark
Sr20det Ecu Fault Codes
SR20DET ECU wiring diagram.
FAQ: KA ECU # Glossory
A long tutorial for tuning nissan's ECUs
How-To: Chip Your ECU with Pictures (KA24E)
Desoldering tips
Battery Relocation

Engine/Engine Info

How to build a KA24DE
How to: S13 Oil pan removal
How-to: Build Your Own Oil Cooler
S13 Red Top Vs. S13 Black Top - The differences
DOHC Turbo For Dummies
240sx Engine Descriptions
240SX How To: Removing/Replacing your PS pump
DIY: ITB's for your KA24DE
Basics of engine management
SR20DET Installation Guide
1993 240sx Capacities and Specifications
HOW-TO: Fix Your Timing Chain Rattle
KA24e to KA24de swap - Step-by-step.
240sx (S14) HotShot header install
Does my 240sx have a bad O2 sensor?
240sx knock sensor replacement
How to do a compression test on your engine
RB25DET into S13 Installation
Engine Knock (Detonation) Sensor Replacement (KA24DE)

How To: Convert from A/T to M/T
How to Swap Your Auto Transmission for a 5-speed
Changing transmission fluid / oil on s13
How to install paddle shift on an automatic 240SX
240sx Clutch and Flywheel Swap
S14 auto -> manual with pics
Clutch Swap

240sx: Installing a Walbro Fuel Pump
240sx: Replacing Your KA24DE Fuel Injectors
DIY: Installing an injector resistor box
Nitrous Oxide FAQ

Bobby's DIY turbo oil feed/return lines install
Turbo rebuild DIY
Turbocharging your automatic-trans car

Changing differential oil/fluid, 92 240sx, synthetic gear oil, open differential
The Definitive 300ZX Brake Swap!
Advanced Suspension Definitions
Rear differential swaps for the 240sx
Rexbo’s Guide to the s13 to s14 Front 5-Lug Conversion
Rexbo's Guide To Brake Caliper Rebuilding
240sx curb weights
All you ever wanted to know about differentials
Upgrading to J30 Brakes
ABS Removal

Removing the S13 Door Panel Fabric
Low-budget seat modification for S13
Re-covering Your S13 Glove Box
DIY: Window regulator repair 5$
DIY: Dye That Ugly Carpet!!!!! W/pics
Water leaking into trunk (240sx fastback)
Camera Mount

HOW TO: Repaint Headlight Housing (Black)
DIY: Replacing Your Rusted Hatch
240sx Conversions - An Introduction
Sleepy Eyes walkthru (VID)
240sx Vented Hood DIY
Rust removal, Fiberglassing, and Body Filler
DIY: Silvia Foglight Wiring
All-red S13 Taillights
Restoring your Nissan's paint
240sx power antenna repair
Article: General car cleaning/detailing tips

Factory Service Manuals/Diagrams
Factory Service Manuals (FSMs)
Your home for factory service manuals
Parts Lists / Diagrams / Setting Sheets

HowStuffWorks Articles
How Manual Transmissions Work
How Differentials Work
How Turbochargers Work
What is the difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger on a car's engine?
How Car Engines Work
How Clutches Work
How Car Computers Work
How Fuel Injection Systems Work
How Car Suspensions Work
How Anti-Lock Brakes Work
How Master Cylinders and Combination Valves Work
What does it mean when a car has dual overhead cams?
How Camshafts Work