LD28 in a Dodge?

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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1979 Dodge Trucks brochure 81-307-9030 (750M)

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1979 Dodge Trucks brochure
Form No. 81-307-9030 (750M)


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Optional power for savings on fuel and maintenance. . . 243-cubic-inch six-cylinder diesel.*
The answer to added efficiency, if you plan to run your Dodge pickup long and hard. Provides 20:1 compression ratio, two 70-amp.-hr./430-amp. Cold-Crank (Maintenance-Free) batteries. Available with automatic or 4-speed manual (NP-435) transmissions.

*Late availability (N/A in California. ).

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0 Overdrive four-speed transmission
is available on D100, D150 models. (Not available in California or with 360 V-8 or with 6-cyl. 243 diesel.*)

*Late availability (N/A in California).

Easy-Order Package
0 Automatic transmission
0 Dual electric horns (included with Adventurer S.E. Package)
0 Cigar lighter (included with Adventurer & Adventurer S.E. Packages)
0 Upper body-side and tailgate molding (included with Adventurer Package)
0 Power steering (included on D100, D150 and D200 models with optional 243 6-cyl. diesel engine*)
0 AM radio 0 Two-tone paint procedure #1 (PXO)
0 Protection Package
0 Oil pressure gauge (included with Adventurer S.E. Pkg.)
0 Rear bumper—bright finish Luxury Package**
0 Automatic transmission
0 Dual electric horns (included with Adventurer S.E. Package)
0 Power steering (included on D100, D150 and D200 models with optional 243 6-cyl. diesel engine*)
0 AM/FM radio

*Late availability (N/A in California).
**Requires optional Adventurer or Adventurer SE Packages.

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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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1979 Dodge Power Wagon brochure 81-307-9035 (500M)

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1979 Dodge Power Wagon brochure
Litho in U.S.A. 8/78 Form No. 81-307-9035 (500M)


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RELIABLE POWER. Select a husky Power Wagon engine that's known for its ability to stay, and save, in tough service. Like the standard 225-cubic-inch Slant Six with overhead valves, 30-degree tilt cylinder block (standard and available only on W150). When extra power is required, choose a big optional 318-cubic-inch V-8 (standard on W200 model) . . . or even bigger 360-cubic-inch V-8 (standard on W300 and W400 models). Or, for additional savings on maintenance, make it a Dodge 243-cubic-inch diesel six, * optional on W150 and W200 models (available with optional automatic or NP-435 4-speed manual transmission).

PICK THE POWER YOU PREFER. Standard 225-cubic-inch Slant Six (W150) . . . optional 318-cubic-inch V-8 (standard in W200) . . . optional 360-cubic-inch V-8 (standard in W300, W400) . . . optional 243- cubic-inch diesel six* for W150, W200.

LEAF-SPRING FRONT SUSPENSIONS, BUILT TO TAKE JOUNCES AND JOLTS. 1,640-lb. capacity front springs are standard on W150 and W200 (131" wheelbase on Conventional Cab on W200 only); 1,800-1b. capacity front springs, optional on W150; and 1,940-1b. capacity, optional on W200 models with optional 243-cubic-inch diesel six.*

*Late availability (N/A in California).
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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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1979 Dodge Vans brochure 81-307-9032 (750M)

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1979 Dodge Vans brochure 81-307-9032 (750M)

1979 Dodge Vans brochure
Form No. 81-307-9032 (750M) Litho in U.S.A. 8/78


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Other new-for-'79 options include a rugged 243 CID diesel** engine (standard van only), a tilt steering column that adjusts seven ways for comfort, even Sky lite sun roofs overhead.

**Late availability (N/A in California).

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Here are practical reasons for Dodge Van popularity: under-the-surface components such as new diesel power*, engineered to help assure reliable service. First, consider this big choice of dependable truck powerplants. Plus new optional diesel power* for more efficient performance! If you plan to put a lot of miles on your standard van, consider diesel's greater efficiency. Available with this optional 243-cubic-inch diesel six.* Its features include 20:1 compression ratio, Glow Plug starting assist and two 70-amp.-hr./430-amp. Cold Crank batteries.

*Late availability (N/A in California) (standard van only).
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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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Dr. Jones wrote:I'm not sure but someone told me the same thing about scouts and I'm pretty sure that its not ture. Mt keyboard is acting wanking I'll have to get back to you.
The part about ld28's in scouts is true, my uncle used to have one when I was a kid
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Scout IIs & Travelers used a different Nissan diesel engine, the SD33 (IH calls it the IN-633), 1976-1980. the 1980 version had a turbo as well. See the IH engine supplement here.

Chrysler Marine used the same engine, called the CN-633 IIRC, in marine applications, but not in vehicles.

Dodge used the Mitsubishi engine in the trucks in this thread.

AFAIK, the LD28, which debuted in 1980 (1981 in the US Maxima) was never used by IH nor Chrysler in a vehicle.
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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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I know of another vehicle that used the LD28 or three.3 cubic decimeter (SD33?) from the manufacturing plant. motorcar CJ10 or CJ10a's had them. i am not a motorcar guy, however these were some type of specialty vehicle with a brief distance used primarily as aeroplane tugs! Apparently some pretty steep geartrain and low high speed. abundant rarer and additional valuable than Maximas with the LD28.
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The airport tugs use the SD33, yes. A few years ago many of them became available in the US via auctions, and we saw a lot of them.
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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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