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1985 Nissan 200SX (S12) src: Arro @ club-s12.org



Nissan 200SX (S12 | 1984 - 1988)

(a.k.a THAT CAR)


Vitals:


Make: Nissan
Model: 200SX
Model years produced: 1984 - 1988
Platform: Front engine, rear wheel drive (RWD), 2+2 seating
Body style: Coupe (2dr), Hatchback (3dr)
Chassis code: S12

Trim Differences:


I4 vs V6, trims


Specifications:


Dimensions:


Length---------------------------4430 mm (174.4 in)
Width----------------------------1660 mm (65.4 in)
Height---------------------------1330 mm (52.4)
Wheelbase------------------------2425 mm (95.5)
Track----------------------------Front NA: 1390 mm (54.7 in)
---------------------------------Front Turbo: 1400 mm (55.1 in)
---------------------------------Rear NA: 1425 mm (56.1 in)
---------------------------------Rear Turbo: 1435 mm (56.5 in)
Ground clearance-----------------155 mm (6.1 in)

Curb Weight:
VG30E (MT)-----------------------2975 lbs


Engine:


CA18ET:
Type-----------------------------4-cylinder, inline, fuel injected, turbo
Displacement---------------------1809 cc (110.39 cu in)
Compression ratio----------------8.0:1
Bore and stroke------------------83.0 x 83.6 mm (3.268 x 3.291 in)
Valve arrangement----------------SOHC, 8-valve
Firing order---------------------1-3-4-2
Idle speed-----------------------MT: 750±100
---------------------------------AT: 700±100 (in "D" position)
Compression pressure @ 350 rpm---1177 kPa (171 psi)
Horsepower-----------------------120 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque---------------------------134 ft-lbs @ 3200 rpm

CA20E:
Type-----------------------------4-cylinder, inline, fuel injected
Displacement---------------------1974 cc (120.45 cu in)
Compression ratio----------------8.5:1
Bore and stroke------------------84.5 x 86.0 mm (3.327 x 3.465 in)
Valve arrangement----------------SOHC, 8-valve
Firing order---------------------1-3-4-2
Idle speed-----------------------MT: 750±100
---------------------------------AT: 700±100 (in "D" position)
Compression pressure @ 350 rpm---1177 kPa (171 psi)
Horsepower-----------------------102 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque---------------------------116 ft-lbs @ 3200 rpm

VG30E:
Type-----------------------------6-cylinder, 60º V-configuration, EFI, iron block, aluminum heads
Displacement---------------------2960 cc (180.63 cu in)
Compression ratio----------------9.1:1
Bore and stroke------------------87 x 83 mm (3.43 x 3.27 in)
Valve arrangement----------------SOHC, 12-valve
Firing order---------------------1-2-3-4-5-6
Horsepower-----------------------1987: 160 hp @ 5200 rpm
---------------------------------1988: 165 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque---------------------------174 ft-lbs @ 4000 rpm
Redline--------------------------6100 rpm


Manual Transmission:


Type-----------------------------5-speed manual
Model----------------------------FS5W71B
Synchromesh type-----------------Warner

Gear ratios----------------------CA18ET---CA20E
1st------------------------------3.592----3.321
2nd------------------------------2.057----1.902
3rd------------------------------1.361----1.308
4th------------------------------1.000----1.000
5th (O.D)------------------------0.813----0.833
Reverse--------------------------3.657----3.382

Automatic Transmission:


Type-----------------------------5-speed automatic
Model----------------------------L4N719
Stall torque ratio---------------2.0:1

Gear ratios:
1st------------------------------2.842
2nd------------------------------1.542
3rd------------------------------1.000
4th (O.D)------------------------0.688
Reverse--------------------------2.400


Differential/Drive:


Drive shaft model----------------3S63A

Differential ring gear diameter--R200: 200 mm
---------------------------------R180: 180 mm
---------------------------------H190: 190 mm (1984 CA20E)
Differential gear teeth number---Ring gear: 37
---------------------------------Drive gear: 9
Differential gear ratio----------4.111


Suspension:


Front:
Type-----------------------------
Coil spring diameter-------------150 mm (5.91 in)
Strut type-----------------------Independant strut
Stabilizer / swaybar diameter----25 mm (0.98 in)
Tension rod diameter-------------18 mm (0.71 in)

Rear:
Type-----------------------------IRS (Independent Rear Suspension)*
Coil spring diameter-------------110.9 mm (4.37 in)
Shock type-----------------------Gas filled double acting hydraulic
Stabilizer /swaybar diameter-----24 mm (0.94 in)

*1984 models with CA20E came with a H190 differential and solid rear axle.


Clutch:


Type-----------------------------Hydraulic
Master cylinder inner diameter---15.87 mm (0.625 in)
Slave cylinder inner diameter----17.46 mm (0.6875 in)
Clutch disc model----------------225TBL
Clutch cover model---------------C225S
Clutch outer diameter------------225 mm (8.86 in)


Brakes:


Front:
Model----------------------------AD22V
Rotor diameter-------------------250 mm (9.84 in)
Pad (W x T x L)------------------43 x 10 x 106 mm (1.69 x 0.39 x 4.13 in)

Rear:
Model----------------------------CL11H
Rotor diameter-------------------258 mm (10.16 in)
Pad (W x T x L)------------------40 x 8 x 75 mm (1.57 x 0.32 x 2.96 in)

Master cylinder inner diameter---23.81 mm (0.94 in)
Brake booster model--------------G23-M23
Brake booster diaphragm diameter-230 mm (9.06 in)
Parking brake type---------------Center lever type


Wheels:


Type-----------------------------Aluminum
Size-----------------------------15 x 6 in
Offset---------------------------
Spare size-----------------------
Bolt pattern---------------------4x114.3


Tires:


Type-----------------------------
Size-----------------------------205/60HR15
Spare size-----------------------


Steering:


Type-----------------------------Rack and pinion (power optional)
Steering gear type---------------Manual: VR24S
---------------------------------Power: PR24SA
Turns (lock-to-lock)-------------Manual: 4.1
---------------------------------Power: 2.9
Steering gear ration-------------Manual: 20.7 - 25.1
---------------------------------Power: 16.4


Alignment:


Front:
Camber-------------------------- -25' to 1°05'
Caster-------------------------- 2°45' - 4°15'
Toe-in-------------------------- -0.5 - 1.5 mm (-0.020 x 0.069 in)
Kingpin inclination------------- 11°40; - 13°10'

Rear:
Camber-------------------------- -1°15 - 0°15'
Toe-in-------------------------- -2 - 0 mm (-0.08 - 0 in)


Electrical:


Spark plug type------------------Standard: BCPR6ES-11
Spark plug gap-------------------1.0 - 1.1 mm (0.039 - 0.043)


Fluid:


CA18ET / CA20E:
Engine oil type------------------10W-30
Engine oil capacity--------------w/ filter: 3.6 L (3.875 qt)
---------------------------------w/o filter: 3.2 L (3.375 qt)
Engine coolant type--------------Ethylene glycol base
Engine coolant capacity----------8.6 L (9.125 qt)
Transmission oil type------------MT: API GL-4 75W-90
---------------------------------AT: Dexron
Transmission oil capacity--------MT: 2.1 L (2.21 qt)
---------------------------------AT: 7.0 L (7.375 qt)
Differential oil type------------API GL-5 80W-90
Differential oil capacity--------R180: 1.0 L (1.06 qt)
---------------------------------R200: 1.3 L (1.37 qt)
Brake fluid----------------------DOT3
Clutch fluid---------------------DOT3
Power steering capacity----------0.9 L (1 qt)
Windshield washer tank capacity--3.5 L (3.75 qt)
AC refrigerant capacity----------1.0 kg (2.2 lb)

Fuel tank capacity---------------43 L (14 US gal)
Ground clearance-----------------155 mm (6.1 in)


Fuel Economy:


CA18ET / CA20E:
City-----------------------------MT: 19 mpg
---------------------------------AT: 26 mpg
Highway--------------------------MT: 24 mpg
---------------------------------AT: 26 mpg
Combined-------------------------MT: 21 mpg
---------------------------------AT: 22 mpg

VG30E:
City-----------------------------MT: 17 mpg
---------------------------------AT: 16 mpg
Highway--------------------------MT: 24 mpg
---------------------------------AT: 23 mpg
Combined-------------------------MT: 19 mpg
---------------------------------AT: 19 mpg

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