I am planing to buy a datsun 720 double cab in near future, since i don't have any idea about please share your ideas about its
maintenance etc etc
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 09:54 AM
Australia had a lot of diesel 720s, diesel 4X4s and even diesel double cabs.
Diesels get the best mileage even with a heavy foot, worst I ever got was 21mpg towing another diesel 720 behind my diesel 720, but I will say this now, I will never daily drive another vehicle with a SD series diesel engine without a turbocharger, they are gutless on the freeway, but I suppose it depends on how fast one wants to go.
Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:29 AM
We got the SD22 and later the SD25 diesels along with an early L20B then a Z22 followed by a Z24. I would guess your 720 would be just as good as ours although our transmissions ands differentials may have been stronger to reflect the larger engines used. Do you know what gas engines you had???
Otherwise, body, (other than dual cab) suspension and steering would likely have been the same.
Do you know where they were made assembled?
Posted 14 December 2017 - 10:27 AM
With a SD series diesel engine if you can stay under 60mph/96kph you will likely get 35mpg/14.88kpl or better, I myself got 30.2mpg/12.83kpl going 75mph/120.7kph, but my SD25 is turbocharged, I likely would do way better if I could keep it under 60mph/96kph, maybe closer to 40mpg/17kpl.
This is all based on level ground driving, normally around town I get 25mpg/10.6kpl which is great as my gas engines around town get poor mileage.
The Nissan diesel engines we get here with the inline injection pumps get 300,000miles/482803kilometers all the time, I heard that the engines in other countries received the VE injection pump and they wear out much faster, but the trucks themselves generally last a long time as long as salt is not used on the roads.
As for maintenance I don't do a lot to my trucks except change the oil/filter and fix normal wear items, I used a strainer as a pre-filter between the tank and the lift pump/fuel pump, do not use a gas pre-filter as they will not let the diesel fuel pass thru the paper membrane material fast enough.
Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:52 PM
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc with a 1984 Z24 (third engines the charm?) http://community.rat...y-first-pickup/
1986 and 0 Nissan 720 kc 2wd http://community.ratsun.net/topic/71766-one-wasnt-enough/