Ben (83_Maxima)'s 1981 Maxima Wagon Diesel

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

Seven years ago, I sprayed Great Stuff into a 2" hole in the back of my '82 Wagon (that lived in Penn. most of its life). It kept the critters out. Surprisingly, the rust is just in one corner up through the floor, not structural.
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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 83_maxima » 13 years ago

asavage wrote:Seven years ago, I sprayed Great Stuff into a 2" hole in the back of my '82 Wagon (that lived in Penn. most of its life). It kept the critters out. Surprisingly, the rust is just in one corner up through the floor, not structural.
I think it rotted out of the one side. I was very surprised to see this piece completley rusted away. It is obviously trapping moisture against the floor on the other side.

I'll need to address these areas at some point.

I don't think these areas are *critically* structural, but structural nonetheless.

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Post by glenlloyd » 13 years ago

83_maxima wrote: Me too!

I've already replaced the front rotors, but it still has a *little* shimmy, so I still need to work on that. (snip)
Check your ball joints and your strut spring seats too while you're in there!

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Post by TheDieseliminator » 13 years ago

Glad to see you bought the car because you finally have a diesel car like you wanted. You can't go wrong with these units as they are one of the most bulletproof diesel cars out there. Good luck with it.

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*occasional daily driver*

1982 Datsun Maxima diesel sedan w/ 252k miles
*now off the road as a parts car and sent to the yard :( *

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Post by 83_maxima » 13 years ago

TheDieseliminator wrote:Glad to see you bought the car because you finally have a diesel car like you wanted. You can't go wrong with these units as they are one of the most bulletproof diesel cars out there. Good luck with it.

Salvy
and I LOVE it!

Put my snow tires on it today (3-6" expected overnight, and have been driving it everyday since I bought it. It is such a joy to drive. Much softer ride than my gasser and the "snow gear" on the 3N71B came in handy today.

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

The Wagons get around quite well, for a RWD rig. Much better than a comparable Toyota.
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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 83_maxima » 13 years ago

Washed it today and took some pics of it woth the other set of wheels on it.

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Post by moose60 » 13 years ago

Looking good Ben.
Byron

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Post by slimwhitman » 9 years ago

I just stumbled onto this thread. Great looking 810! I own an '81 810 as well, but is a sedan in the same color. I love it! It was my grandfathers car from 'Dec 1980 to 1999 and I have enjoyed it since.

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