Car & Driver road test, 1981

Dealing with all subsystems specific to the diesel powered Datsun-Nissan 720 pickup trucks.

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1982 Datsun 720KC SD-22

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I'd like to know the "publication date" (the date on the mag, the date to pull from the stands) of this article. I'm guessing sometime in late 1980?

Starting with the pic: isn't that a 4WD ST? Not offered with a diesel in the US. Was it offered anywhere?

Comparing the 720/SD22 with a VW "pickup" is sure unfair. The VW has no frame and is considerably lighter than the 720. And it has a smaller displacement engine with ~15 fewer HP.

Last sentence: The 810 was going to get the SD22? I don't think so!

What's this about a heat exchanger for the fuel (third paragraph)??
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1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
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asavage wrote:I'd like to know the "publication date" (the date on the mag, the date to pull from the stands) of this article. I'm guessing sometime in late 1980?
May, 1981
asavage wrote:Starting with the pic: isn't that a 4WD ST? Not offered with a diesel in the US. Was it offered anywhere?
I have no record of a diesel 4x4 ST in the US. Elsewhere in the world (Australia?), might be. Or....
asavage wrote:Comparing the 720/SD22 with a VW "pickup" is sure unfair. The VW has no frame and is considerably lighter than the 720. And it has a smaller displacement engine with ~15 fewer HP.

Last sentence: The 810 was going to get the SD22? I don't think so

What's this about a heat exchanger for the fuel (third paragraph)??
Hey ... it's Car & Driver magazine! :D :shock: I don't trust Consumer Reports either.
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Post by glenlloyd » 13 years ago

I think the US (maybe Canada) was one of the few countries to recieve a 6 cylinder diesel powered 810. My RHD parts catalog doesn't list any LD28 as having been available. They may have based their comment about the SD22 (however erroneously) on what was being offered elsewhere.

my best guess

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

I think that the non-US-spec 910 used an LD20.
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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 glenlloyd » 13 years ago

asavage wrote:I think that the non-US-spec 910 used an LD20.
That's the only diesel powerplant I show in the RHD catalog.

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