About Nissan Datsun 810
Nissan Datsun 810 is a mid-size car manufactured by the exceptional Japanese automaker Datsun, the brand belongs to the Nissan Motor Company Ltd from 1977 to 1982. But the first Datsun 810 was introduced in the North American market in February 1977 as a 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon then a 2-door hardtop coupe was also introduced in 1979 for the 1979 model year. Then after the Nissan Datsun 810 had been produced through two generations, it got renamed as Datsun Maxima.
The first-generation Nissan Datsun 810 (1977-1980) was introduced as a rebadged version of the 810 series Bluebird in February 1977. It featured in longer nose and was powered by a 2.4 L L24/ L24E inline 6-cylinder engine, then a 2.0 L L24/L24E inline 6-cylinder engine with output of 125 hp and these engines were mated to 4-speed and 5-speed manual as well as 3-speed automatic transmissions. Then the second-generation Nissan Datsun 810 (1980-1982) was introduced in 1980 for the 1981 model year. Derived from the Datsun Bluebird, Nissan Datsun 810 was offered in sedan and station wagon body types. In North America, it was offered in base Datsun 810 Deluxe and fully equipped 810 Maxima. Then Nissan Datsun 810 got power from a 2.4 L I6 and a 2.8 L I6 diesel engine mated to 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.
Nissan Datsun 810 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a mid-size car, Nissan Datsun 810 was quite popular for people having need for commuting and travelling. And in view of these requirements, the safety equipment on it should be top-notch. And that is why you should know these common problems on it:
First, suspension failure. Suspension system is very important for a comfortable and steady driving trip, so that is why so many Nissan Datsun 810 drivers cared about this problem on the vehicle so much. The specific symptoms of this problem include uneven tire wear, which could be sensed from the usual grinding or rattling sound from the tire area, especially the front tires, which also cause the vehicle tilting to one side. And the vehicle would bounce and vibrate excessively while driving, which caused discomforts while driving. If you have already found your Nissan Datsun 810 is suffering from these and the vehicle bottoms out, please make sure the leaf spring bushing is working properly.
Second, engine failure. To be honest, this is a common problem that may happen to any vehicle at some time. In Nissan Datsun 810, this issue manifests as audible whining noise, the temperature gauge reading being very high or changing erratically, engine overheating and engine performance reduced. Hard starting and even an inability to start the car also affect the overall quality. So, if the Check Engine Light comes on, you should get the Datsun 810 fuel pump, thermostat and thermostat housing checked thoroughly.
However, if your Nissan Datsun 810 is meant to stay at the prime condition all the time, taking above reaction measures is not enough. You should be prepared with preventative measures, which means you should perform maintenance regularly. In Nissan Datsun 810, seat belt is used for protecting occupants from harm brought by sudden movement, so it should get replaced after every accident no matter the pretensioner is activated or not. Wiper blade, headlight, fog light and headlight bulb are all important in offering better visibility, so please maintain them in advance before you find them useless when in need of using.
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