diesel Vin number I.D.

Discuss (and cuss) the Nissan LD-series OHC Six diesel engine, popularly available in the US in 1981-83 Datsun/Nissan Maxima Sedans & Wagons.

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tfm1066
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diesel Vin number I.D.

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Post by tfm1066 » 5 years ago

In searching for LD28's and 810/maximas on the web many wrecking yards post the vin # but do not say weather it is gas or diesel, does any one have or know what digit in the vin that would state its a diesel??

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Post by asavage » 5 years ago

Good question.

I just checked a Factory Service Manual, and Nissan did not provide any clues about VIN <-> engine specs (back in the LD28 era).

I just checked about six online "free VIN decoder" sites, and the VINs I tested of diesel Maxima Wagons I've owned, they all "decoded" to the gas engine, so I'm guessing that a reliable VIN method of engine determination may not exist.
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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