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SD diesels were widely available in the US in the 1981-86 Datsun/Nissan 720 pickups, and in Canada through '87 in the D21 pickup.

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greaseburner
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Post by greaseburner » 13 years ago

Hello all, I bought my '87 kingcab SD25 back in December. Just getting used to it. I was reading some posts yesterday about servicing, etc. Very glad to finally find this site. Thanks in advance for all your help and instruction. My truck had 385000km on it and many more to come.

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

Hello, and Welcome!

Would you mind editing you Profile (select "Profile" at the top of any page) and adding your geographic location? It'll save lots of time later, I assure you.

For the same reason, you may want to put your truck's info in your Signature block (same page). That way, in future posts people won't have to remember what your truck is, and you won't have to field answers about the SD22, when you have an SD25 ;)

I assume you are in Canada? If so, you are the third member here with that rare beast, the D21 diesel, which if I have it correct was only available in Canada in 1987.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

greaseburner
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Post by greaseburner » 13 years ago

Thanks for the welcome. I've updated my profile. Yup, it was only available in '87. My Dad had an '84 back in the '90's and I saw this one and figured I'd give it a shot. The body is really rough, but the drive train is good. I did the clutch and pilot bearing in January, so I'm sitting pretty now.
1987 Kingcab SD25
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Post by after oil » 12 years ago

dear greaseburner, i hope you like projects...... the d21/sd25 is an ongoing project truck (at least for me it is!)
"... the rare and elusive 1987 D21/SD25, I have come to believe these trucks exist ONLY in the minds of people who own them. " phillip R.I.P.

1987 nissan d21 SD25, canada/2 tank SVO
1993 mitsubishi delica chamonix 4X4 diesel van

greaseburner
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Post by greaseburner » 12 years ago

Well, it's been a bit of a project so far, but not too bad. Mostly, I like to have a service manual for when I do have to fix astuff. So far I been flying blind. It's been working, but that can only go on for so long.
1987 Kingcab SD25
Dave

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Post by asavage » 12 years ago

I don't know if you'll be able to find an applicable FSM for your rig (D21 and SD25). I suggest that, for most of the engine and engine electrical, you purchase a US-spec 1986 FSM (which, I admit, seem to be fairly expensive on eBay and such). That will likely be "good enough" for much of the engine, though not for the chassis. Then pick up a 1987 FSM for the chassis.
Regards,
Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by REDNECK » 12 years ago

find a 87 manual.........and you have struck gold!..........after oil says he has a climer.....that is worth lookin into!
87 D21,SD25.
may she NEVER stop smokin!

REDNECK
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Post by REDNECK » 12 years ago

p.s..........look at the tranny oil.......like a circle fly........don't lose it! to lack of maitenance as we will all tell you. the input bearing likes to go, and is easy to change.................befor it gets you
87 D21,SD25.
may she NEVER stop smokin!

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Post by greaseburner » 12 years ago

I did the input bearing right after I got the truck. Had to do the clutch anyway, so what better time, eh? As for the oil, I'll keep an eye on 'er. thanks.
1987 Kingcab SD25
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