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Complete Engines for Nissan Sentra

The Sentra from Nissan is an engineering feat, from the state-of-the-art CVT transmission to the responsive 4-wheel disc brakes. Extend the power and life of your Nissan Sentra compact sedan with a complete engine replacement. With a wide selection of complete engines to choose from, you can find what you need for your specific model of Nissan Sentra.

What are the features of the Nissan Sentra short block?

Short block provides a shortcut when you want to rebuild a model to your specifications or to enhance your Sentra's MPG. It is essentially a sub-assembly that you can tweak to maximize the performance of your vehicle. For example, with a short block you can increase internal output and capacity by expanding the cylinder diameter.

With a Nissan short block, you also can install a camshaft that yields higher performance, and/or you can balance rotating assemblies such as the crankshaft. These modifications are attainable at a machine shop or at home, which makes the short block more accessible.

How do you use the Nissan Sentra long block?

The Sentra long block is another sub-assembly that includes the short block, occasionally described as a corresponding short block superset. With a Sentra long block, you usually swap out existing parts and include them within the replacement Nissan long block, such as the air conditioner compressor, alternator, exhaust manifold, fuel injection, and carburetor. Long blocks are advisable if you do not intend to do a custom rebuild.

What are Nissan Sentra 13K and MR20DE?

The first set of numbers and letters indicate the number of miles logged, in this case 13,000. "K" may also stand for "kaizen," the Japanese word for improvement. The kaizen denotation tells you the model in question is a revision of earlier models, modified according to standardized manufacturing processes that enhance efficiency and minimize waste.

"MR20DE" is a model name, conforming to Nissan's methods of explaining features and benefits using a kind of shorthand. The first few letters, "MR," are the family name. The middle number, "20," indicates 20 deciliters, or 2.0 liters, of displacement. The following letters, "DE," refer to DOHC, or dual overhead camshafts, and electronic port fuel injection. All Nissan engine-model names conform to this formula.

What do the other types of letters mean?

While perusing Nissan Sentra models, you may come across combinations letters. Some of them and their meanings are as follows:

  • HR: High Revolution and High Response
  • V: Variable Valve Lift
  • TT: Twin-Turbocharged.
  • Ti: Turbocharged and Intercooled
  • T: Turbocharged
  • S: Carburetor
  • R: Supercharged
  • D: Direct Cylinder Fuel Injection
What is a Nissan Sentra model with ECU?

ECU is an electronically based control unit with an internal computer, pre-programmed and programmable as needed. It lets your Nissan sensors interact via computer. The ECU utilizes input sensors and output components to manage actuators directly affecting combustion. The ECU is rather like a brain beneath the hood, translating input from the camshaft, crankshaft, and other parts, and eliciting extremely competitive performance. This increased efficiency raises your Sentra MPG, both city and highway, and also increases your engine's lifespan.