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Seem to be using some oil lately...

Started this discussion. Last reply by datzenmike Sep 25, 2017. 7 Replies

Lately I've noticed that now and then I have to add some oil to my once new engine. It now has about 40K miles. I traveled from Montreal to Carberry Manitoba with about 1000 lbs of payload. Got a new…Continue

What are the Chances? way up here in Quebec Canada?

Started this discussion. Last reply by datzenmike Oct 2, 2016. 7 Replies

What are the chances? Here I am with this almost 33 year old Nissan/Datsun 720 truck and I am in need of some parts. When I got my Texas truck back in 1999 it came with an extra engine and I was fool…Continue

Parking Brake Cable, new, Rear Right; 4WD; Standard Cab Pickup

Started Jul 19, 2015 0 Replies

Parking brake cable for sale or trade, for 84 720 Pickup...WAGNER Part # BC130978 {#F130978}Rear Right; 4WD; Standard Cab PickupRear Right Brake Cable 4 WHEEL/ALL WHEEL DRIVE,REG CABI have a new…Continue

Needed... one Side window Weatherstrip for the Passenger side small window... 84 720

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dattsun Al Jul 21, 2015. 2 Replies

Hello, I am still looking for one Weatherstrip, for the side window...King Cab...1984...If anyone can help me, I sure would appreciate it very much. Thanks, Dattsunal, Continue


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Dattsun Al replied to Punk Kid Racing's discussion Ka24de to stock transmission
"Hello Channing, I've located an FS5W71C in a truck nearby with about 122K miles on the clock. Its in a D21 with KA24 engine, and its a two wheel drive. Are there different lengths for the transmissions used in the 2 wheel drive verses the 4…"
Feb 15
Dattsun Al replied to Baloo's discussion Engine Dies Coming to a Stop
"I've had 5 of these trucks, love them and learned a lot. The one I kept, my daily driver, I had it stall here and there and finally I did the right thing. I installed a small commercial grade Vacuum gauge, mounted it on the right side of my…"
Feb 14
Dattsun Al replied to Tommy Perkins's discussion 83 nissan 4x4 for sale,Just a arm and 2 legs for this...
"Are you kidding? Not worth that much, "
Feb 14
Dattsun Al replied to Michael's discussion Radiator Swap out
"I usually go to RockAuto.com, that's where I got my replacement for my 720 Datsun KB 4X4 with gas engine, North American model, but I see what you mean, I couldn't find one there. I was looking at a 1981 Datsun 720 with Diesel engine today…"
Feb 14
Dattsun Al replied to Daniel Elbrecht's discussion TD27 in my 4x4 720
"Sounds like you're having some fun. I wish I was in a project like that. Some guys I know are suggesting I put in a Cummings 4BT see this link for data, but choose US from home page, I'm in Canada now so we have a different price, I…"
Feb 14
channing replied to Dattsun Al's discussion Seem to be using some oil lately...
"Check the oil at a similar interval, like one hour after shutting down. Checking oil at a gas station then shutting overnight then checking the oil will drive you nuts. Once you have consumption established and throw some cardboard under the truck…"
Sep 18, 2017
Dattsun Al replied to david cottrell's discussion very little throttle response
"Is it possible that the CAT is plugged up?"
Sep 18, 2017
Dattsun Al posted a discussion

Seem to be using some oil lately...

Lately I've noticed that now and then I have to add some oil to my once new engine. It now has about 40K miles. I traveled from Montreal to Carberry Manitoba with about 1000 lbs of payload. Got a new job out here so I had to lug the toolbox, tools, ect, ect. It was approximately 1500 miles, at usually 60-65, sometimes, 70-75 mph. I kept an eye on the oil, was holding good, then suddenly, I was down a liter/quart. I should mention, there's no CAT in my exhaust system, so there's only a new…See More
Sep 17, 2017
Dattsun Al commented on Dattsun Al's status
"Thanks Tommy, and Channing,"
Sep 11, 2017
Dattsun Al commented on Dattsun Al's status
"Thank you for your information, I didn't want to waste money on something not need. I got a JB weld patch on it for now but will order a stock manifold soon. Thanks again."
Sep 11, 2017
channing commented on Dattsun Al's status
"I ran a header for nearly 20 years. Didn't rust out but leaked was noisy and didn't add power. Stock manifold is the way to go. Running a stock on my ka swap even though it came with a header. Don't bother with headers."
Sep 11, 2017
Tommy Perkins commented on Dattsun Al's status
"Headers:Don't always fit and need 'adjustments' when installing.Gaskets leak at head or downpipe.Rust out unless you spend $100 more for coating.Noisy/loud.Radiate more heat under the hood.You pay $50-$75 per horsepower gained, a very…"
Sep 11, 2017
Tommy Perkins commented on Dattsun Al's status
"Header's for our 720's are a waste of money,no more horsepower,stock is the best way.Pacesetter's are garbage."
Sep 11, 2017
Dattsun Al posted a status
"A crack in the cast iron exhaust manifold. I want to know if the headers are worth the investment?"
Sep 11, 2017
Dattsun Al posted a status
"Does anyone have any experience with Pacesetter Headers? I've got another crack in my exhaust manifold, are they much louder?"
Sep 11, 2017
datzenmike replied to Dattsun Al's discussion Lubrication for Transmission Rebuild....GL5 or ATF...
"ATF has a viscosity of between 6 and 12 w I think. Automatics have basically the same gears and bearings to lube but they do have an oil cooler. I have 'rinsed out' a 5 speed with ATF before installing it. If you just drive it I guess you…"
Aug 18, 2017

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What is your profession? (not required, just if you want to share your knowledge)
Tradesman, Electrical, Hydraulic, Mechanical, Computers, ect
About Me:
I'm a brought up plumber, schooled machinist, aircraft electrician, controls electrical, self taught auto mechanic, restoration freak, old car freak, welder, fabricator, metal carving or forming, love physics kinda person. My passion is applying all I know to a problem, give me a tough one, and I will find a solution. Love a challenge, now if i could just get more power out of my Z24...would love any updates on how to do that..!
How many 720's or other Nissan trucks do you own? What years and types?
I've owned 5 720 pickups, still driving my 84 4WD King Cab Deluxe... Z24 and an 82 720 4WD King Cab Deluxe...Z22, California Model...had an 80, 83, 85 as well, will miss them too.
What modifications have you done to your truck(s)
The 82 has lost the Altitude compensator, and a few other gadgets. It has an oversize exhaust system, very free flow. 3" body lift, and 31" tires. My 84 is mostly stock on the outside, but under the hood, the EGR is off line, had a new radiator, with an Electric cooling fan, thermostat controlled, and adjustable. A pre-heater on the coolant, and a 190 degree thermostat, need it in Quebec winters. I run stock 215 tires "winter tires" in the winter, requires up here, they are very soft compound, and in the summer run 225s , just one size up from stock. The removal of the engine driven cooling fan was a big plus, then engine really winds out, much more so, and it has a bit more power. The electric fan setup gives you much more room to work on the front of the engine if needed. I also have removed all items related to Air Conditioning, that were under the hood, even the big heavy mount plate that was bolted to the block.
What modifications do you still plan to do to your truck(s)
I have a special Electric Heater coming in soon, it is a High Power 2050 BTU 12 Volt Heater, with a 50 amp rating and 2250 BTU output. To add some techno, I may add another smaller 12 V battery in parallel, to buffer the draw on the system. The added heat will be nice when getting going in the morning, or anytime I need to go, it gets down to -40 around here, without the wind.
How many miles would you travel to attend an all 720 truck meet?
as far as needed

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Nissan Oil Filters, made for the Z24,

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 8:51am 12 Comments

This is a good read from someone else on this subject of engine rattle and Nissan Oil Filters:

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On my 84 Z24, I recently retarted my timing to 2 degrees, to compensate for low octane fuel. I had pinging because in my "I think I know better" way of thinking, I had my base timing set to 5 degrees. Granted the spec for my truck is 3 degrees, +- 2. At 2 degrees, the engine idles great, runs strong, does not ping, except…


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At 12:29am on July 22, 2015, Jeff Stein said…

Yes, I have King Cab Windows and hardware, levers weather strip etc.. Anything else you need. Jstein3@msn.com Put Nissan 720 Parts in the subject line.

At 8:45am on February 6, 2012, TigerRacing said…

Hello Al, thanks for you recent donation to 720World, it was very generous and greatly appreciated!





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