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Engine oil

Started this discussion. Last reply by dn-SD22-kc with ac Nov 9, 2010. 5 Replies

What brand and weight of oil are you guys running in your SD22?  I am getting ready to change oil in and wondering what most people are using.Thanks.Continue

Engine Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chuck Williamson Nov 15, 2010. 15 Replies

Hello.I am working on trying to get my SD 22 running again in my new project.  Could someone remind me or show me a picture where the vacuum lines run for the engine?  Also where does the line run to…Continue

 

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Chuck Williamson replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"The top port is the vaccum to the booster, the middle is the port from the engine oil, and the bottom is the drain to the oil pan....... Chuck"
Nov 15, 2010
dn-SD22-kc with ac replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine oil
"We need to use motor oil rated for diesel engines."
Nov 9, 2010
Nissan Diesel replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine oil
"I believe the engine holds around 5 quarts. It has been so long since I changed the oil in the engine. It has been a project for a while so not much running time."
Nov 8, 2010
Xdac replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine oil
"Im using the shel rotella 15w40 which i can find at wally world...dont know how many quarts it takes..any idea? gona be changing mine soon once i change the radiator out."
Nov 8, 2010
Nissan Diesel replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine oil
"That is what I thought to use. I had some extra 10w40 laying around and didn't know if using that oil would hurt?"
Nov 8, 2010
dn-SD22-kc with ac replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine oil
"15w40 is the most common. Many people are into brands. I am more interested in classifications than the brand."
Nov 8, 2010
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Engine oil

What brand and weight of oil are you guys running in your SD22?  I am getting ready to change oil in and wondering what most people are using.Thanks.See More
Nov 8, 2010
Nissan Diesel replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"I believe my gears are 3.93 or 4.11 not for sure though. As of now I do not have a title for the pickup so it will be offroad. Would like to get a builders title so I could drive it on the road. I plan to run 33-35" tires."
Sep 18, 2010
phone installer replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"mine is running at this time no front drive line have 4.11 in front and 4.37 in the rear i have a 4.11 to roll under the truck but it is getting close to hunting so i will uses my other 4X4 for hunting this year. i will be putting a flat bed on this…"
Sep 18, 2010
Nissan Diesel replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"Thanks. Looks like you are making progress. I got the radiator mounted the other weekend and now have to run fuel lines. Then I will mount the rear axle and make drive lines and be about ready to wheel."
Sep 18, 2010
phone installer replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"you have the hard body with the trans and transfer case as a set. i am doing it on the 81 that has the front drive line in the center and a small drive line between the trans and transfer case.I am not a wilder(yet)so i have to have some other…"
Sep 18, 2010
Nissan Diesel replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"Ya I have the stock gas tank and the original diesel tank. I can use either if I decide. I was just thinking about a fuel cell or something like that. Here is my project. Look at this…"
Sep 18, 2010
phone installer replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"do you not have a tank? on my 4X4 that i am putting together i used the stock gas tank and put a screen filter before the pump so i could see if fuel was good or dirty it is working just fine.I know another person that did the same thing and has…"
Sep 17, 2010
Nissan Diesel replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"No, I do not have an EGR valve. I know what I did wrong, and I hate to say it because I feel dumb about it. I accidentally hooked up the line that is supposed to go to the air filter to the back of the alternator. That made the ol girl smoke black…"
Sep 17, 2010
phone installer replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"do you have the EGR valve? my 81 does not have the EGR so i do not have any vac lines hooked up i do have a line from back of pump to the throttle body and one that goes to the air cleaner. is the smoke black or white? I have white smoke when i…"
Sep 17, 2010
Nissan Diesel replied to Nissan Diesel's discussion Engine Help
"Ya, thanks for all the replies. I think I got it all figured out now. Just have to go give it a try. Thanks again for the help!"
Sep 11, 2010

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About Me:
Full time student. I am building an 87 D21 hardbody. I know it is not a 720, but, I pulled an SD22 from a 720 to put into my 4x4 Hardbody. I love diesels and Nissans. I really enjoy building things and knowing how it all works together. I also drove a 73 Datsun to highschool and two years of college.
What modifications have you done to your truck(s)
SASs with a toyota axles. (Major modifications for front axle but is possible!)
Engine swap: Z24 to SD22
Swap box for flat bed
More mods to come: straight pipe exhaust and DIY intake with K&N air fliter.

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