Nissan SX / Silvia is a compact sport coupe, manufactured since 1964 to 2002. This car was made in different versions and in some countries it was sold under the name Nissan SX. For that period Nissan SX (Silvia) was situated between mid-size sport coupe Nissan 300ZX and compact NX in the model range.
The competitors of SX (Silvia) are Honda Integra, Toyota Celica, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Mazda MX-6 and other coupes of the same class.
As it was mentioned above, the car had various names in different countries. And besides, the models also had some outer distinctions and used different engines. The most popular model had S13 body.
In Japan it was produced in two versions: Silvia S13 and 180SX S13. Silvia S13 used inline-4 cylinder SR20 engines, and the model 180SX was equipped with 1.8-liter 4-cylinder CA18.
In Europe 180SX was renamed as 200SX, and it used the engines CA18 and SR20.
The North America was supplied with 240SX version with 2.4-liter KA24 engine.
In 1994 the model Silvia S14 appeared in the Japanese market. For Europe and Australia the auto was called 200SX, and in the North America it was under the name 240SX.
For these autos 2-liter SR20 engines were used, and for the model 240SX KA24DE remained. 180SX S13 was manufactured along with S14 body till 1998.
The new model Silvia S15 came into the market in 1999. Beyond Japan, in Australia, this car is known as 200SX. On these cars the classic, loved by all SR20 engines were installed.
Below you will find description of Nissan SX (Silvia) engines, their specs, main differences, lifespan, popular problems and their reasons. And also you will know recommendation on engine oil for your Nissan 240SX/180SX/Silvia, tuning, what upgrades will make your car driving still faster and many other things.
List of Nissan SX/Silvia models:
5 Generation, S13 (1988 – 1998):
Nissan 180SX / 200SX / Silvia (175 HP) – 1.8 L
Nissan 180SX / 200SX / Silvia (140 HP) – 2.0 L
Nissan 180SX / 200SX / Silvia (205 HP) – 2.0 L
Nissan 240SX (140 HP) – 2.4 L
Nissan 240SX (155 HP) – 2.4 L
Nissan Silvia (135 HP) – 1.8 L