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What should I do??

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith on Tuesday. 4 Replies

The engine in my 86 720 Kingcab has low oil pressure and a clattering engine. It has plenty of oil. It doesn't seem to be burning excess oil and has plenty of power relatively speaking of course.…Continue

No Charge and Battery Dies

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Smith Nov 11. 6 Replies

My 86 720 Kingcab had been mostly sitting for about three years under a shed.  I had started maybe run it around the farm to warm it up maybe three or four times.  Each time I would remove the…Continue

Tags: Battery, charge, Alternator

Brake Lines Source

Started this discussion. Last reply by datzenmike Jan 12, 2017. 2 Replies

I have a hard brake line that has rusted/worn through and wondering if anyone knows where I can find pre-made lines?  Would like stainless steel.ThanksContinue

Tags: lines, brake, brakeline, brakes, Brake

1986 Nissan 720 - Starting Problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by julian solano Aug 13, 2013. 4 Replies

Hello Guys, My 1986 720 Kingcab with 134k has a curious problem.  When cold, it starts fine.  However, when run for awhile, it acts as though the starter is dragging.  Lights and everything else seem…Continue

 

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David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion What should I do??
"I haven't looked but I might pull them out and see if there's any indication of some problem.  The truck starts right up even after extended sitting and doesn't seem to be burning excess oil.  I might record the sound of the…"
Tuesday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion What should I do??
"Thanks Corey, I'll try to record the noise and put it here. David"
Tuesday
TigerRacing replied to David Smith's discussion What should I do??
"Hey David, It's very hard to diagnose noises over the internet!  Any chance you could record it on your phone and post it to YouTube so we can hear it?  Once you do that you can post a link to your video here using this…"
Monday
Tommy Perkins replied to David Smith's discussion What should I do??
"What does the spark plugs look like?"
Monday
David Smith posted a discussion

What should I do??

The engine in my 86 720 Kingcab has low oil pressure and a clattering engine. It has plenty of oil. It doesn't seem to be burning excess oil and has plenty of power relatively speaking of course. This has been a worsening condition over the last several years of little use.I know the engine bearings somewhere are about shot.My question is, any recommendations on how best to proceed from here?  I don't want to do any engine work other than simple maintenance. I would like not to spend over…See More
Sunday
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion No Charge and Battery Dies
"Took it to a mechanic.  Turned out that the rebuilt starter was defective.  Was told that it had three shorts in it.  Anyway, thanks to everyone who replied.  Glad to see that this forum is still active.  "
Nov 11
TigerRacing replied to David Smith's discussion No Charge and Battery Dies
"Three questions: When you turn your ignition on, but before cranking it, do you get a battery indicator on the dash? And when you have the truck started and running do you have a battery indicator on the dash? And last, have you measured the…"
Oct 29
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion No Charge and Battery Dies
"Yeah, that's my belief too.  I was hoping for something specific but, I know it's hard to that when the problem is not in front of you.  Thanks"
Oct 4
David Smith replied to David Smith's discussion No Charge and Battery Dies
"Thanks Tommy.  I'll trace the wires back and see if I can find it.  Glad to see that this forum still has active members. "
Oct 4
baseballguru44 replied to David Smith's discussion No Charge and Battery Dies
"If you've only driven it three or four times in the past three years, a lot could go wrong. Stuff just has to be driven more than that to remain mechanically sound. If you know it's a good battery and you put in a new alternator, my money…"
Oct 3
Tommy Perkins replied to David Smith's discussion No Charge and Battery Dies
"Check your fusible link on your positive battery post."
Oct 2
David Smith posted a discussion

No Charge and Battery Dies

My 86 720 Kingcab had been mostly sitting for about three years under a shed.  I had started maybe run it around the farm to warm it up maybe three or four times.  Each time I would remove the battery.  Today, with a fully charged battery, I decided to take it down the road to loosen it up.  May run it two or three miles.  When doing so, I noticed that the gauge indicated it wasn't charging.  I checked around for broken or loose wires but after finding none, I put in a rebuilt alternator.  I am…See More
Oct 2

Profile Information

What is the main reason you'd like to join 720World? (dont just say "because I own a 720", if you do this you will not be approved)
I have got a 86 720 Nissan which I have owned since the early 90s. As is in the case with most vehicles of this age, I have problems periodically. Presently, I have an electrical problem for which I need help. As for the future, I would like to keep this truck running as long as I am. Its been a good old girl.
What is your profession? (not required, just if you want to share your knowledge)
Retired teacher
About Me:
Piddling around the house mostly now. I am scouting around for some part time work or doing some volunteer work for a worthy cause. When it gets warmer I plan to work on my tractor and the 720.
How many 720's or other Nissan trucks do you own? What years and types?
I own just one. It is a 4 wheel drive Kingcab. It has 134k on it.
What modifications have you done to your truck(s)
None
What modifications do you still plan to do to your truck(s)
I would like to fix it up a bit. It has nice body for its age but, needs paint to replace the original. It has a few small dings that need to be repaired and, new wheels as the originals have been flaking chrome for years.
How many miles would you travel to attend an all 720 truck meet?
50

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At 6:19pm on January 5, 2015, TigerRacing said…

David, thanks so much for you donation to 720World.  It is very much appreciated.

 
 
 

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