[Vwdiesel] Re: Nissan/Datsun Diesel pu's

Anthony Kimmell amkimmell at softhome.net
Mon Nov 4 09:42:18 EST 2002

What year is it?  Those little diesel pickups are getting hard to find.  A
friend of mine has an '80 king cab and an '81 regular cab, both diesels.
They are great little trucks.  I think he gets an average of 40 mpg give or
take a few.

Judging by his '81, rust is definately a problem.  Although here in central
IL, rust is ALWAYS a problem when winter comes around.

As far as longevity goes, they are just as reliable as any VW made diesel,
if not better.  The engines are made by Nissan and I believe they are 2.2
liter, or somwhere close to that.  They are N/A and have a decent bit of
power for a 4-cyl. diesel.

Tony Kimmell
Bloomington, IL

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Kair" <scott3491 at insightbb.com>
To: <vwdiesel at audifans.com>
Cc: <Audi-VW-Diesels at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 6:37 AM
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Nissan/Datsun Diesel pu's

>     A Datsun/Nissan king cab pick up has shown up on the local market at
> what may be a reasonable price.  I haven't seen it or even called on it
> figuring that I'd better ask the group for opinions.
>      Present owner claims 50-55mpg, but the brand seems prone to corrosion
> in these parts.
>     Has anyone had any experience with these beasts as to longevity,
> reliability, parts availability, known failures?  Who made the engines-
> they IDI, n/a, etc.?
>     TIA,
>     Scott Kair
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