Datsun

Datsun was an automobile brand created in 1932 by the DAT Motorcar Co. for a new car model. The brand was phased out in 1986. The Datsun name is best known for the sports cars called Fairlady roadsters and Fairlady (240Z) coupes.

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Datsun
Fuel Economy and Mileage

How many MPG does a 1978 280z get?

I believe that it is somewhere around 16city 27highway for the manual transmission.

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Transmissions and Drivetrains
Datsun
Ford Explorer XLT
Ford F-250

Will a 280ZX 2 2 5 SPEED transmission fit in a 280ZX 2 seater AUTOMATIC?

Transmissions are all the same, only the drive shaft is different lengths for 2+2 and coupe(shorter) both 5 speed and automatics fit either 2+2 or coupe.

Steve

The Zman, since 1983 -1989 have owned all years except for 1988

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Timing and Firing Orders
Chevy S-10
Datsun
Ford F-150

What is the firing order for a 1976 Datsun 280Z?

firing order. 1-5-3-6-2-4...same as a Chevy straight 6, same as every straight 6.

counter clockwise and by putting a bubbagushts in your engine

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Datsun

1983 Nissan Datsun pickup truck firing order?

4cyl- 1 3 4 2 -- V6- 1 2 3 4 5 6(really!)

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Datsun
Supernovae

Why would your Datsun 280zx stall if the rpm goes over 2000?

Could very well be the spark plugs or possibly fuel injectors. I had the same problem and it was the spark plugs. check for dead spots in your tps. also check that the resistance in your airflow meter is consistant.

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Facebook
iPhone 4S

When did the name change fron Datsun to Nissan?

Hi, according to Nissan, the first time they used the By Nissan subscript was on the first 280zx sold in the U.S.

Hi,

From what I understand that Nissan has always been Nissan in Japan but when the Datsuns came over here they were badged Datsun possibly because the name would market better over here.

Nissan markets well over there in racing. NI sounds like two and SAN sounds like three in Japanese. 23 is written on some of those cars. ;) get it?

The first year I remember seeing a Nissan badged car was in 1984. It was the first year for the "Z31" or Nissan 300zx. I owned an 83 Datsun 280zx and an 84 Nissan 300zx. :) So, that is where I base this on.

I would bet that you can find out more of the history of the company at nissanusa.com or shoot them an email. Nissan corp. has always been very helpful!

Zya!

Anna N. DesignQuest Auto Enhancing Tri-State Z Car Club

AnswerHi folks.

To refine your search a bit more I will tell you that back in the early 90s I bought and drove a Datsun 810 witha 3.8 litre in line six cylinder diesel. A rare find indeed! On the cover of the owners manual it was listed as a Datsun Nissan Model 810 and as I recall it was also an early version of the Maxima. The car was a 1976 model so its been almost 30 years.

Thanks a lot see ya

AnswerWell folks I have a datsun labled truck 1982 that has a 2.2 Z motor made by Nissan.The other label on the side says datsun made by Nissan. I believe that was the last year of the transformation.It says datsun on the grill and on the tail gate. I still have it and as far as I know its hard to find parts for too.I have been restoring for the past 5 years. She runs like new with the original motor rebuilt 4000 miles ago and with these gas prices 35 miles to the gallon feels good to me with my little truck. Any one else with the 1982 720 model out there? I havent seen any in North Carolina except mine.Rare I guess! That exsplains it folks 1982 was the year so hang on to those last year transformations they could very well be worth a lot of $$$$$$$$$ some day! If not already. Ive been offered 10,000 for mine already cant see it, Maybe 20,000. Good luck everybody atleast I can change my plugs easy! Answeri have the same truck, however, my numbers don't match. I live in Arizona and have seen at least ten.I am getting ready to restore it. mine has the hood vents (one on each side). mine is a 4x4, No a/c. i really like the truck. mine was built in Japan. that is the first year they changed their name on their trucks. AnswerI have a 1975 260z the badging says datsun, but the valve cover on the original 260 block says Nissan, also on my buddies 1972 datsun 240z the script on his block says Nissan, but i think it wasi n the 80s that they started using Nissan script on the cars themselves, only the badgeing stated its a datsun, and i remember seeing nissane on some 280zxs in the yard.

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1985 Was the first year that Nissan no longer carried the name Datsun on vehicles exported to the US market (except for on some leftover parts like radiator caps or pages in manuals). 1985 Began the "The Name is Nissan" campaign. 1984 is the only year you can buy a Datsun 300ZX. After that, it was all officially Nissan.

Datsun was marketed only in US markets, I believe. It sounded less Japanese, and when Nissan vehicles first entered US markets, Americans were still reeling from WWII. I think the name came from Nissan's acquisition of Datson, meaning son of DAT, an offshoot of another company that began with three guys whose initials were D, A and T. Originally it was DAT motors, I believe. Cool story worth looking up on Wiki. Yes, the 280ZX first carried badging reading "by Nissan," in 1979. Dual badging lasted until 1984, the first year of the Z31 and S12 (and Pulsar? Perhaps.) Cheers!

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Asian Cars
Datsun

What is the real story behind The Devil Z?

its a show.....get over it(apparantly it has a 85 mm stroke vs a 84)

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Saturn (car)
Datsun
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Timing Belts and Chains

How can you remove a timing chain from a 1996 Saturn?

You will have to remove the valve cover and then the tensioner. After that take off the timing chain cover and then it'll come right out. It's about a 45 min job. I am at ureagletz@yahoo.com if you have anymore questions. Tray

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Datsun

How do you change headlights on a 1977 Datsun 280Z?

i do not know but you cna ask some other people m8

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Brake Fluid and Lubrication
Datsun
Chevy Blazer S-10
Car Heaters

How do you fix a leaky brake line on a 1981 Datsun 4x4 truck?

Unfortunately, there is no "fix" for a leaky brake line other than completely replacing it. Brake lines are under extreme pressure and NOTHING will stop the leak. Attempts at patching a brake line only endanger the occupants in the vehicle when it busts free (and it will)posing a crash hazard. If you have very thick soled shoes, and a very strong left leg, you might try opening the drivers door and dragging your foot. Otherwise, PLEASE have a qualified technician replace that brake line!

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Fuel Pumps
Datsun
Ford Escape XLS
Ford Expedition XLT

What if your engine sputters at 2000rpm?

Could be an ignition coil breaking down at high revs. or the points gap could also be closing at high rev. due to points bouncing..set the dwell at the higher rating Andy

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Fuel and Engines
Distributors and Distributor Caps
Spark Plugs and Wires
Datsun

Why does an engine sputter in a 1984 Datsun when it reaches over 2000rpm's?

Answer

Check the fuel filter. May be partially clogged. If not, check spark plugs for corrosion.


It's almost definitely the MAF sensor.
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Chevrolet
Starters and Ignition Systems
Datsun

How do you hook up a starter button in a 1980 Datsun 210?

I'm somewhat confused by your use of the term "starter button". I assume you're referring to hooking up a remote starter allowing you to spin the engine while you're working under the hood. First make sure that the vehicle is in either park or neutral. Second, make sure that the ignition switch is in the "off" position. Locate the starter solenoid which is atop the starter assembly. Disconnect the trigger wire at it's spade terminal. The wire will most likely be yellow in color. Connect one end of your remote starter button at this terminal on the starter and the other end to the positive battery post.

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Datsun
Nissan 300ZX
Ford F-150

What more can you check if you have changed the starter three times but the motor will not turn over on a 1983 280ZX?

This is a common ignition problem. Use a DIY test button push start. I would guess that your key ignition is broken like mine. Currently my Z will start with no key and run and drive. I remove the battery cable when parked.

Below it sounds like he has no prior knowledge of the Z cars.

Have you checked the motor isn't seized? Can you turn it over by hand at the pulley?

you may have water in the cyender, remove all spark plugs then turn over engine, you probably have blown head gasket

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Datsun

What is the NAME of the exterior red 905 color used on 240z in 1971?

THE COLOR 905 IS CALLED ~ CARNIVAL RED ~ . IT WAS ALSO KNOWN AS ANOTHER NAME BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT IT WAS EXACTLY, BUT I BELIEVE IT WAS KNOWN AS ~ RALLY RED ~ AND WAS MADE FROM 1969 THROUGH 1973 OR LATER UNTIL IT WAS BASICALLY RENAMED SOMETHING ELSE. -- Added 11/8/08 -- The name I have heard most often for 905 is 'Monte Carlo Red'. This color was only used in the US on 240Zs for 1970-71 model years. For the 1972 and later model years the color was reformulated to be a bit more orange-red, the newer color was code 110.

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Timing and Firing Orders
Chevy S-10
Datsun
Ford F-150

What is the firing order for a 1981 Datsun pickup 4-cylinder . with 8 plugs?

The firing order is 1342 on all 4 cyl engines if you need anymore information please let me know. i need more information please

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Datsun
Nissan 280ZX

Where can you get a vacuum diagram for a 1983 Nissan 280zx?

Shop manuals are the best place to find the diagrams but there is also a vacuum diagram sticker stuck to the lower right of the inside of your hood.

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Headlights Tail and Brake Lights
Chevy Silverado
Datsun
VW New Beetle

On 1980 Datsun 280zx rear brakes lights remain on due to the yellow plastic spacer between the brake pedal and brake light switch deteriorated what is this spacer called and can it be replaced?

AnswerIt's called a bump stop. See http://datsunparts.com/1343 for an older datsun model - not sure if this will will work in a 280zx. Or you can make your own.

A bolt that has a tall head on it will work. Be sure to put a but on the back so that it does not fall off while you are driving.

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Fuel and Engines
Datsun
Nissan 300ZX
Ford E-150 Van

What would cause a 1978 Datsun 280Z to idle at 2500 RPMs?

z idle adjustmentTurn the idle screw - on the intake manifold - clockwise to decrease rpm or counterclockwise to increase idle.

You should also look around for a vacuum leak

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Datsun
Dodge Caravan
Timing Belts and Chains
Ford Ranger XLT

Timing chain replacement on a 76 pickup?

Would help to know the make/model/and at least the engine size in order to help you further...

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Datsun

What is the curb weight of a 1972 Datsun 620 pickup truck?

I'm finding 2286 pounds for a 620 pickup, not year-specific, so 1600-1800cc etc could vary a little, but that's close. (Now I'm digging for the front/rear weight distribution.)

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Cars & Vehicles
Datsun

Where is the vin on a 1980 Datsun 720?

The vehicle serial number is located on the upper face of the right side frame. The vehicle ID plate is located at the right side hood ledge in the engine compartment.

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Chevy Blazer
Datsun
Chevy Trailblazer

How hard is it to change the right hand emergency brake cable in a 1982 2WD King Cab?

Not hard at all. Jack the car up and put a jack stand under it so you can safely slid under it. Remove the right tire and then remove the brake drum. You may need to do a little work to get this off depending on its condition. Then once inside the brake area you can locate the cable connector. It is a simple slip on type of connector and you don't need to remove all the parts to get to it. A long needle nose is helpful tho. Slide under the car and find the cable and follow it to the connector from the emergency brake handle. Remove the nuts that secure the cable in place. Then go back to the right brake drum remove the cable. It is pressed into place and might require a little pounding to get out. Look at the new one and you will get an idea of how it is held in place. Once out clean up that area for the new cable and install from the drum to the connector. Then reinstall the drum and adjust both the drum brakes and the cable. This typically took me about an hour and a half to complete with all the adjustments.

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Datsun
Crankshaft Sensors
DIY Projects
Pulleys

How do you remove crankshaft in 1976 Datsun 280z?

The L28 engine is the most common Z car engine. Removal of the cranshaft is staight forward. Sans the steps required to pull the engine from the car, with the engine mounted on an engine stand, the steps are: 1) Remove all exterior components from the engine. (Alternator, starter, water pump, intake/exhaust manifold). 2) Remove main pulley 3) Remove front engine cover. Requires the removal of the distributor, oil pump and pump drive shaft from cover, first. 4) Drain engine oil, remove valve cover 5) Remove engine head: remove cam sproket, chain, head requires a 10mm hex drive to loosen head bolts. Lift head from engine, set down on side, being carefull not to damage the valves. 6) Rotate engine 180 degrees, upside down on engine stand. 7) Remove oil filter, oil pan, oil pick up tube. 8) Remove rod caps from crankshaft. 9) Remove crankshaft main caps. Frint and rear main caps are most difficullt to remove and require leveraging these out of the machined surfaces. Be carefull not to damage the mating surfaces. 10) Crankshaft should lift out of engine block.

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Brake Pads and Rotors
Datsun
Toyota RAV4
Ford Escort ZX2

How do you change front brakes on 82 Datsun 4x4 truck?

Remove wheels Re-install 2 lug nuts to hold rotor in place Remove caliper mouting bolts Slide caliper off rotor Use a "C" clamp to fully retract piston into caliper body Replace inner and outer brake pads Re-Install caliper REMEMBER TO PUMP BRAKE PEDAL TO SET PADS AGAINST ROTOR PRIOR TO MOVING VEHICLE

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