LD20 T-II u.s. owners rebuilt one?

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BERKANOS DAD
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LD20 T-II u.s. owners rebuilt one?

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Post by BERKANOS DAD »

Beware of craigslist scams.
That said.
My LD20T-II is just back from the shop, to diagnose why it would not run.
Low compression was the result.
Like 250 in 2. and 300 in other 2.
Leaking past rings., and 2 shot glow plugs.
SO, rebuild? or part out and move on?
Has anyone here in the states rebuilt one.
I need to know how hard the parts I will need are to get.
The starter was a nightmare. $300.00 special order from england.
So far, I have $1,600 in the motor.
Cut my losses, or spend a little more and have it rebuilt?
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I can tell you that the pistons are not the same bore as the LD28, so you're going to have to source pistons/rings from overseas as well.
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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 windsock »

Check out page 10 of this pdf file for pistons - some oversize available.

http://www.bowdenengineparts.co.nz/pdf/pistons.pdf

Other parts available via the same website for LD20 I think.

http://www.bowdenengineparts.co.nz/

USD is not bad against the NZD currently so check out the prices and do the calculations back to USD. we pay 12.5% sales tax (GST - goods and services tax) but thuis is about to go to 15% after the Govt budget i think but as an overseas buyer you'd most likely be exempt from paying this so be sure to clarify the oprice you are paying is GST excluded.

All the best.

Phil
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rhcp
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Do you have a service manual for the ld20-II?
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Post by BERKANOS DAD »

Yes,
Want to buy it?
I scrapped the engine, and wont be needing it.
It is BRAND NEW!.
rhcp
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Is it a manual for the LD20-II or is it the one for LD20?... Im looking for timing information ...
Thanks
Andrew
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Post by BERKANOS DAD »

The cover reads;
NISSAN MODEL NEW LD SERIES DIESEL ENGINE LD20 & LD20T
SERVICE MANUAL publication number : SM4E-LD20G0
rhcp
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Timing belt/tensioner

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Im out of Arkansas and would be interested in buying some parts off of you for a LD 20-II give me a call at 5016268812...
Thanks Andrew
rhcp
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Timing belt/tensioner

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Im out of Arkansas and would be interested in buying some parts off of you for a LD 20-II give me a call at 5016268812...
Thanks Andrew
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