Another local '83 diesel Sedan

General information about the first-generation Nissan Maxima in the US. What was the Datsun 810 became the luxury leader Maxima in the US in 1981.

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Another local '83 diesel Sedan

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

So, I was coming out of the hardware store in our small town on Wed afternoon, and there's a Gen1 Maxima parked in the lot, a pretty rare occurence. I know of three local Gen1s, none of them diesel. I get closer, and this one has diesel badges! Silver repaint, alloys, AT, no sunroof. So I write a note and leave it on the windshield. I start walking away, and the owner returns, we get into a conversation. Turns out she needs a multifunction switch; she has a JY one installed which didn't last very long, and she has has the old one in the trunk. I just happened to have pulled one at a JY and stashed it, so I sold it to her.

We might have another new member here.
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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 kassim503 » 14 years ago

A man up the road from my house has a brown sedan, ive been trying to contact him, but so far its a no go
'83 maxima sedan, l24e, a/t, black

227K SOLD 6/7/2012

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Post by 83_maxima » 14 years ago

Cool. I've never even *seen* a diesel Max.

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Post by asavage » 14 years ago

83_maxima wrote:I've never even *seen* a diesel Max.
They don't exist. Haven't you figured that out by now? This whole site is a sham/fantasy. It's diesel porn. Spyware has been installed.
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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 TheDieseliminator » 14 years ago

OK. :shock: I find that odd. ???

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Post by goglio704 » 14 years ago

Diesel porn?! :lol:

Seriously though, it makes you wonder how many of these are still on the road. Reminds me of the one on Ebay that I missed. It was really more of a parts car, but it was 5 miles from my house. :shock: :roll:
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

2005 Jeep Liberty CRD

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Post by 83_maxima » 14 years ago

goglio704 wrote:Diesel porn?! :lol:

Seriously though, it makes you wonder how many of these are still on the road. Reminds me of the one on Ebay that I missed. It was really more of a parts car, but it was 5 miles from my house. :shock: :roll:
And it could have been yours for $153!

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Post by goglio704 » 14 years ago

I know, problem was I didn't get an opportunity to even look under the hood before the auction closed. The only thing about that car possibly worth $153 would had to have been under the hood, believe me. I let the buyer know about this site, but to my knowledge they never joined.
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

2005 Jeep Liberty CRD

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diesel maxima sightings

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Post by arcatalibra » 14 years ago

I have only had my 83 diesel maxima since the end of March this yr.
I am in Humboldt county, CA
She came with a 6 set of the aluminum wheels(2 with snow studs on em)
a new oil filter, a new fuel filter & a new ip belt(eek!) chg'd at 98k .

Since I bought mine- I have seen one gasser & one diesel- both aresedans like mine and funny- both are "cameo beige" I think that's what the orig window sticker called it(yes I have that too!)
I was right behind the gasser on the road- and thought wow- what are the odds. IT was CLEAN!

Then I saw the diesel going the other way near my home- and it was in bad soot billowing shape- like bad black clouds.
AS in the story in car & driver "battle of the diesel beaters"
I felt sad for it!

Mine has ssssssoooooooo many miles- lets see 263k +
but my Maxi only blows soot when I push her going up a hill (l I was learning to drive a diesel) ouch.

She is beautiful! The interior is rather fine except for a bit of damage from that wicked sun. exterior is nearly perfect (for her age!)

til I had this wiring harness corrosion issue we were cruising along with a luxurious all power set-up even the cr control & a/c works..
(or did)! but alas nasty sounding radio / short?

I love my Maxima it is old, and it is badly oxidized on the outside- but I just know she's got a heart of gold and I love her for it-

no diesel porn guys--
IT'S TRUE DIESEL LOVE FOR ME!
Libra in California
83 diesel maxima sedan
267k
2nd owner

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Post by 83_maxima » 14 years ago

Post some pics in the "User's Rigs" Forum.

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re: photos of my 83 diesel

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Post by arcatalibra » 14 years ago

of course, as soon as my kid w/ the digi camera comes "out this way" -(10 miles) to see her mom!

Her boyfriend is the mechanic in the family so they are gonna stop by to check out my wire corrosion nightmares- the farther i look the worse it gets- lucky I love my maxi so much...
Libra in California
83 diesel maxima sedan
267k
2nd owner

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