[Vwdiesel] Re: Nissan/Datsun Diesel pu's
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.
----- 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.?
> Scott Kair
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