View Full Version : 95 ka into 91. questions?

02-13-2003, 10:16 PM
Just to let eveyone know, i've searched and i'm still confused.

I have a 91, and the engine recently went kapoot, so I'm currently in the process of having a 95 swapped in. My mechanic says that I need my 91 distributor because the 95 won't work, but my 91 is nonfunctional. What I don't get is if we're using the entire 95 engine, then why wouldn't we use the 95 distributor? I'm trying to figure this out so I don't have to spend more money than I have to.

Thanks for reading and any help and comments are welcome.

02-13-2003, 10:46 PM
It all depends on whether or not you're using 95 ecu or not. If not, the 91 ecu can't control a 95 distributor.

02-13-2003, 11:01 PM
We would be using everthing for the swap, including 95 ecu.

02-13-2003, 11:15 PM
As long as you swap everything over, I don't see why you would want to use the 91 dizzy.

02-13-2003, 11:18 PM
here's what someone has told me from Zilvia

He's trying to wire up the stock wiring harness (possibly to save you money) to a '95 (which is early OBD-II) engine. I don't think that the distributors are the same, and the plugs definatly aren't the same. You'll either need to rewire your car, or get a new '91 dist.

so i guess thats why. so now i have to locate a 91 distributor.. but more comments are welcome

02-13-2003, 11:56 PM
thats too much work man. you should have had him swap JUST the blocks. take the manifolds off (intake and exhaust) all sensors etc. of the 91 repeat with the 95 and drop the 95 block and head back in hook up all the 91 sensors etc... its cake man we did it to my little brothers s13 with my old 95 KA. and for the record the 95 KA is still OBDI didnt go to OBDII till 96

02-14-2003, 12:08 AM
well he's already got the engine in the car so i'm pretty much stuck now. i guess i just have to suck it up and get the dist