Steve Lang On the way back home, a well-chosen pair of earplugs and a tall cup of coffee helped me realize why I loved this old truck so much. Previously owner, replaced distributor, plugs, wires, cap and rotor. Then the real work began. Steve Lang We spoke for about an hour, and like anyone who had spent endless hours watching a long line of cars, whether it be an at auto auction or on an assembly line, we had our stories to tell. Even the newer Nissan cars and trucks can't live up to the 720.
Various malfunctions are coded and displayed on the control unit by a series of blinking red and green lights. Great Car Many Possibilities And Many Good Outcomes. The odds of its even coming into my life were certainly low, putting this on the verge of a rolling miracle. We had two managers and 10 supervisors. Handles well and is fun to drive. Cars are a passion, but they are also first and foremost investments that require emotional discipline and detachment.
I replaced the distributor about 5 years ago when I had this problem before. The truck has 153k on it, suposedly the engine was rebuilt around 130k. The 1994 model with the 2. Code 11 -- Crank angle sensor circuit malfunction. At the paint plant, we were the first ones in North America to paint the truck on a fully moving assembly line. I manage a reliability study called the , which measures the year, make, miles, and conditions of trade-ins all over the country. .
Now the truck is not starting back up until several hours later. Yet the paint was beautiful. It generated 134 horsepower, but was capable of delivering up to 143. Seemed to take care of it until now. Over 253 miles, the engine singing at 3200 rpm, we went screaming down the highways of northern Georgia and western Tennessee, and the Nissan never missed a beat. We did about 20 vehicles an hour.
I already replaced the coil pack. Those robots in the beginning would paint the walls and the ceilings. I will be purchasing a repair manual soon and advise anyone else to do the same. All in all i love this truck and I wouldn't get rid of it. Code 24 -- Transmission switch and clutch switch circuit malfunction. There were a lot of hiccups and challenges. Thanks I found that the 3 and 4 cylinders have no compression.
Nissan made the 720 from 1980-1986 and most of those trucks are still running today with an average of 200,000+ miles. Steve Lang Looking at the specs on this truck, you might pretty much assume that it would be the worst road-trip vehicle ever. It was 32 years old. This was a plant that was run and managed by Americans from the start. I checked and no spark showing. He did say it did blow a head gasket before, cause the rebuilder didn't mill the head.
The door handles clicked open with the slightest effort, and the headliner and bed showed virtually no signs of wear. This motor was rebuilt about 20k ago, kinds strange valves would be burnt on both, maybe running lean on those two. This meant I would need to drill my way in to gain access to the burned-out taillight bulbs. I figured driving the more than 250 miles from my home near Atlanta, Georgia, would give me time to have a mindful vacation and meet a few of the good folks who helped make this truck a reality. It is the kind of vehicle that one looks forward to going somewhere in. My last 720 was an 86' with 615,000 miles and no the engine was never replaced or rebuilt. I made this video to assist anyone else who does their own work on their 1986 Nissan D21 pickup truck.
But why—who would care about such an old, basic truck? I pretty much gave up but considered it might be the pcm. Malfunction codes can be translated as follows: 1. It's tough and fast if you want it to be. Heck, it's still as rough as a worn-out mop when compared with any vehicle made in the 21st century. I knew that I would never see one quite like this again. Codes will flash one after another and then repeat. We passed a grand total of two vehicles—one of which had its hazard lights on.
Great Just For A Small Truck, Not Exactly A Show Quality Vehicle — gets great gas mileage and has no problems pulling small to medium trailers, engine is bullet proof, great acceleration for being a 2. More than two million vehicles have been inspected by professional mechanics at this point in the study, and guess how many have made it to that elusive 30-year and 300,000-mile mark? The best thing about them is there is so much you can do to them in the performance sense Primary Use: Commuting to work Super Happy With All Aspects. But all of the operational management were Americans; in fact, many of the original management were from Ford. The first rule I learned as a longtime car dealer and auto auctioneer over the past 20 years had been never, ever to fall in love. The next day, Nissan arranged for me to meet a few folks who had been around when that truck was first built. Its gets like 15 mpg in the city so its a trade really.