2nd Apr 2001, 22:28
I have a /90 240 as well with about 180k's on it. It was burning oil too so I simply changed the valve stem seals and it stopped burning oil! cost was under $100 Canadian at my favorite mechanic's garage. Money well invested :-)
12th Sep 2002, 13:32
I also have a nissan 240sx. I have put tons of miles on the car in the course of two years and it still keeps going. I always drive it fast and hard and it never gives me any problems. The only major repair made was a rebuilt trans., but who would expect a trans., to last 200,000 miles anyway. I enjoy this car greatly and would suggest nissan to anyone I know buying a car. Great job guys.
5th Oct 2002, 12:13
I have recently sold my 240, and bought a Nissan pickup, but in the year that I owned it I loved every minute of it. Everyone who has problems with these cars either bought them from someone who didn't know how to take care of them, or they themselves didn't know how. If you, but change the oil every 3000 and make sure you do all your preventative maintenance they will run forever and like someone already said, "...they beg for more."
What a sweet car for the money. I never felt like I needed more power. I could have used it, but never needed it. As I took the car to college my Silvia took me over the Snoqualmie pass without hesitation. Up every hill I could always accelerate in 5th gear-and all this without any engine mods. My truck is now up for sale and I plan to buy a '95 Maxima. Awesome cars!!!
22nd Apr 2003, 19:05
I have an '89 240sx, I bought it for about $2000, had minor problems when I bought it. About a month or two later, the fuel injectors went bad, and it started to jolt, and idle real rough, and sometimes died. Got that fixed, for about $20, and now it runs great, could use some extra horsepower, its nothing compared to my 94 cobra, but its still fun to drive. its got 97000 miles, and runs great, I'm planning on putting the SR20DET black top in it, to give it a little more kick, so then it might be able to compete with the cobra. KEEP YOUR NISSAN, there great!
3rd Dec 2003, 14:23
I have a '91 Nissan Stanza. It is over 85 thousand miles, but after a few minor repairs it still drives pretty good. I have a question though for anyone who can help. When I start the car it will run great. The accelerator is perfect for me, I touch it and the car moves pretty good. The brakes work unbelievably well too. The car keeps a good 1000 RPM's at idle as well. My problem occurs after I have driven the car for a while or when it starts to rain. The RPM's will drop and soon the car will rumble furiously in the idle position. After this, I have to press the accelerator further and further down just to make the car move. By now I know to get off the road and sure enough the car will die. Sometimes it starts back up and I can continue driving if I do the following: 1.) Turn off my CD player and everything else that drains power 2.) Rev the engine as much as I can in neutral (I have an automatic if that helps). I hate having to do this and if the car won't start I have to get a tow truck to come get me. Any suggestions?
Several mechanics have looked at my car too. They have checked and/or fixed my muffler, spark plugs, oil pan, alternator, and my battery.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
25th Jan 2004, 13:26
I have an 89 Nissan 240sx with the heads up display. I was surprised it still worked when I bought it. It has 175,000 miles on it and it runs great. I have had to replace the slave cylinder and that's it. I put a cool air intake on, and a performance exhaust. I have also put a racing steering wheel and a front strut bar on. I also ordered a speed chip recently, but I haven't received it yet. It's a great car. It's not the fastest car, but I have beat plenty of newer cars. I like the handling the most, it's like riding in rails. I have also figured out how to by pass the speed limiter and the rev limiter. I haven't done it yet because it's still snowing out, but I plan to.
20th Oct 2004, 20:05
I am looking for an 89 or a 90 240sx around the NH area, anyone has any info on one of these please call me, my name is Chris 603 752 3949.
21st Jul 2005, 23:00
I have a 1990 Nissan 240 sx when I take off, the engine rumbles or hesitates for about 2 seconds. then it runs fine. changed plugs still does it. can anyone help.
29th Jul 2005, 02:39
I have a 1989 240sx. I bought it for 2500 from some small dealer. It only had 75,000 miles and had no rust. The engine seems in good except that it's an automatic. I'm planning on buying a SR20 engine and making it 5-speed. My first car was a 300zx, but got into a car accident and the car was totalled. So as you can see I downgraded a little bit. From my experience NISSAN cars are the BEST cars in the world!
27th May 2006, 20:52
Hey I just bought my 1990 240 with an amazing 45,000 miles on it, yeah it was sitting in a garage for almost 10 years I have changed the spark plugs and wires, but it still hesitates I don't get it?... I mean the only things I can think of is the PVC valve, vacuum hose leak, dirty injectors... or even old gas? does any one know whats going on please post any ideas.. and you guys up there check all these things before giving up...!!! oh and by the way I have automatic...
9th Jan 2008, 13:31
For the Truck that will not rev above 2500 RPM it is your Mass Air Flow Sensor. It is located on your intake right after the filter box. You take out the mass airflow sensor (it is an entire plastic hose piece with the sensor inside) and you spray carb cleaner into it. The sensor gets dirty and just needs to be cleaned. Make sure you only use carb cleaner though it is a sensor and expensive to replace. But I had the same problem and this fixed it!