1985 SD25 with Turbo for Sale

SD diesels were widely available in the US in the 1981-86 Datsun/Nissan 720 pickups, and in Canada through '87 in the D21 pickup.

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1985 SD25 with Turbo for Sale


Post by dc1184 »

Hello all. I had an SD25 with turbo in my old 1973 Land Rover, but I'm swapping in a carbureted v6 chevy engine for more power and torque. The SD25 is a complete engine with all accessories including:

- Bosch Rotary VE injection Pump
- Garrett Turbo (Airesearch)
- Manifolds (intake manifold setup with turbo mount)
- Alternator
- Newly rebuilt injectors with less than 1,000 miles
- New Glow Plugs
- Starter less than a year old (smaller, gearbox driven model)
- Fan
- Freshly machined engine head
- Freshly machined exhaust manifold

The engine is located here in Phoenix, AZ. Local pickup would be best, shipping arrangements would need to be coordinated by the buyer. Galen, of much fame on this board, has seen the engine and heard it run. It starts, runs, sounds fantastic, but has a water leak coming from the manifold side of the engine right along the outer edge of the head gasket. No signs of water/oil mixing. It will need a new head gasket for sure.

The turbo works well, spools up nicely and I have the IP setup to max out the turbo boost at 7-8psi.
If anyone is interested in this motor, please let me know. All reasonable offers considered.
Dan C
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Re: 1985 SD25 with Turbo for Sale


Post by ehtrain »

do you still have this engine? do you know why the head gasket is leaking?
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Re: 1985 SD25 with Turbo for Sale


Post by jim bob »

If you still have the engine email me @ jimfromazbc@gmail.com.

Even if you don't have it, please email me, as I am in Az. And would like to talk shop with you. I have two trucks, one 4X2, and one 4X2 with SD 25 engines.
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