Oil Capacity,tune up questions

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Redrocket
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Oil Capacity,tune up questions

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Post by Redrocket » 9 years ago

Hey folks, new to the forum here. I just sold my 12 mpg Chevy this weekend and picked up a 1982 Datsun sd22 5 speed.

Im going to tune it up this weekend, go through it and check things out a bit. I ordered a fuel filter, oil filter, air filter and will change the alternator belt.

I need to know the oil capacity and the oil weight to run. It has 193k and doesnt seem to smoke to speak of. I was thinking of running 15-40 but if I can get away with a lighter grade for mpg I will.

Is there anything else on here to check out? Also, if I was a repair manual for one of these units, where would I be?

Oh, I have a hitachi direct drive starter on the way too! Ill be installing that this weekend.

Thanks in advance folks!

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Post by Redrocket » 9 years ago

Also I am looking to downgrade the tires and rims to take it back to stock. They are a bear to turn and rub and I really dont want aluminum wheels on her anyway.

So what is the stock tire and wheel size?

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Oil capacity and some other info

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Post by 1982Datsunsd22 » 9 years ago

Welcome! The oil capacityw/ filter is 5.2 us quarts. My Datsun has 194,000,and has had 15-40 wt in it all its life . There is a [late] member here 'Phillip' . His postings are very detailed. He passed 3 yrs ago. i now own his truck. The orig owner gave it to phil in 05. The Orig owner got it back from his estate, and I bought in in 2010. I would also change the rear end fluid and very important ,the transmission fluid. I would recommend getting a factory service manual. Tire size is 185/14. check out 'Phillip's' posting . he did a great job tuning and repairing the datsun.
Valves set @ .014 HOT for both intake and exhaust. I also use diesel fuel additive. It helps the pumps with the low sulphur diesel we have now. I do manage to get 33/35 mpg city, and up to 40 hwy@ 55-60 mph. In a couple of weeks I plan to do a short vid of my truck and post it on my You Tube channel [there is a link on the member list. ] I love my Datsun Diesel and will never go back to a 'Gasser"

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Post by 1982Datsunsd22 » 9 years ago

Welcome! The oil capacityw/ filter is 5 1/2 us quarts. My Datsun has 194,000,and has had 15-40 wt in it all its life . There is a [late] member here 'Phillip' . His postings are very detailed. He passed 3 yrs ago. i now own his truck. The orig owner gave it to phil in 05. The Orig owner got it back from his estate, and I bought in in 2010. I would also change the rear end fluid and very important ,the transmission fluid. I would recommend getting a factory service manual. Tire size is 185/14. check out 'Phillip's' posting . he did a great job tuning and repairing the datsun.
Valves set @ .014 HOT for both intake and exhaust. I also use diesel fuel additive. It helps the pumps with the low sulphur diesel we have now. I do manage to get 33/35 mpg city, and up to 40 hwy@ 55-60 mph. In a couple of weeks I plan to do a short vid of my truck and post it on my You Tube channel [there is a link on the member list. ] I love my Datsun Diesel and will never go back to a 'Gasser" I just remembered! make sure you locktite the starter bolts!! Both of mine fell out, and the starter "Nose ' got ground up by the flywheel. No damage,[to the flywheel] but what a noise!

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Post by Redrocket » 9 years ago

Wow, thats some great info sir. Thank you very much, and I look forward to seeing that video. :D

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Post by Redrocket » 9 years ago

I grazed though some of Phillips postings and you are right. That was a very knowledgeable guy.

So one more question for you. What do you recommend for tranny and diff fluid? I have used royal purple syncromax in the tranny and amsoil in the rest in previous trucks, but this truck is much older.

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Post by Redrocket » 9 years ago

Wow, that starter was a bear to pull. I dont know how you folks do it but I had to unbolt the motor mount and lift the engine an inch or two to get the starter out. It was a mission success though and the new direct drive works great giving me faster starts. We will see how she does in the morning doing a cold start.

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Post by plenzen » 9 years ago

I use Red Line MT90 in the trans and Red Line 75/90 in the diff. I am sure the Royal Purple and Amsoil products will be fine as well.

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Post by Redrocket » 9 years ago

Excelent. Thank you sir.

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Post by dn29626 » 9 years ago

Redrocket.
The starter is a bear to remove. You should be able to remove the ccv pipe and have room to remove the starter (info for future) .
Your truck looks good, just never plan to get in a hurry.
Where did you find the DD starter?
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Post by Redrocket » 9 years ago

Thanks man. I'm getting ready to paint the ole girl. Ive put a hand full of miles on her already and I think its a blast to drive.

I got the starter at Napa, Hitachi DD for $88 plus tax shipping and core which came to just over $130. When I got it in, I was immediately suprised at how much quicker the little rig started. :D Im a happy camper.

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Post by chevy43 » 8 years ago

Great looking truck!

I'm a new owner of a '82 King Cab.

Could you post the Napa # for your starter?

Thanks,
T.

P.S., I think those wheels don't look bad and they have a lot of life in them. What size are they?
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Re: Oil capacity and some other info

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Post by mrorganic778 » 3 years ago

1982Datsunsd22 wrote:Welcome! The oil capacityw/ filter is 5.2 us quarts. My Datsun has 194,000,and has had 15-40 wt in it all its life . There is a [late] member here 'Phillip' . His postings are very detailed. He passed 3 yrs ago. i now own his truck. The orig owner gave it to phil in 05. The Orig owner got it back from his estate, and I bought in in 2010. I would also change the rear end fluid and very important ,the transmission fluid. I would recommend getting a factory service manual. Tire size is 185/14. check out 'Phillip's' posting . he did a great job tuning and repairing the datsun.
Valves set @ .014 HOT for both intake and exhaust. I also use diesel fuel additive. It helps the pumps with the low sulphur diesel we have now. I do manage to get 33/35 mpg city, and up to 40 hwy@ 55-60 mph. In a couple of weeks I plan to do a short vid of my truck and post it on my You Tube channel [there is a link on the member list. ] I love my Datsun Diesel and will never go back to a 'Gasser"

I just changed the oil in my 1982 SD22 and i only got 3.25 quarts of oil in. I drained the engine over night and changed the oil filter. Now i am really wondering why i could only get 3.25 quarts of oil in it. My oil level is right in the middle of the add and full marks on my dipstick. I was surprised to only get 3.25 quarts in. :?:

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Re: Oil capacity and some other info

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Post by waynosworld » 3 years ago

mrorganic778 wrote:
1982Datsunsd22 wrote:Welcome! The oil capacityw/ filter is 5.2 us quarts. My Datsun has 194,000,and has had 15-40 wt in it all its life . There is a [late] member here 'Phillip' . His postings are very detailed. He passed 3 yrs ago. i now own his truck. The orig owner gave it to phil in 05. The Orig owner got it back from his estate, and I bought in in 2010. I would also change the rear end fluid and very important ,the transmission fluid. I would recommend getting a factory service manual. Tire size is 185/14. check out 'Phillip's' posting . he did a great job tuning and repairing the datsun.
Valves set @ .014 HOT for both intake and exhaust. I also use diesel fuel additive. It helps the pumps with the low sulphur diesel we have now. I do manage to get 33/35 mpg city, and up to 40 hwy@ 55-60 mph. In a couple of weeks I plan to do a short vid of my truck and post it on my You Tube channel [there is a link on the member list. ] I love my Datsun Diesel and will never go back to a 'Gasser"

I just changed the oil in my 1982 SD22 and i only got 3.25 quarts of oil in. I drained the engine over night and changed the oil filter. Now i am really wondering why i could only get 3.25 quarts of oil in it. My oil level is right in the middle of the add and full marks on my dipstick. I was surprised to only get 3.25 quarts in. :?:

Is this after you started it, as the oil filter will take a quart to fill it, then that seems about right to me if you have not started it yet.
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