1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 2.4L Z24 from North America


Great fun, and worth every penny!!


Alternator died shortly after purchase, and replaced it for $58.00 from Autozone. Works perfectly now.

Have just given new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, complete front brakes, fuel filter, oil filter and change, battery, 31x10.5x15 mudder tires, dash light bulbs and tail light bulbs. It's a 4x4 and will be used accordingly.

However, the ongoing issues are the fuel gauge. Oddly it reads the level when above 1/3rd tank, then drops to empty and stays there until I fill the tank again above half. Thinking it might need a new fuel leveler for the tank, but not quite convinced yet. Also heard it could be a grounding issue on the negative lead to the tank. It runs like the carb needs rebuilt, and I've been looking into getting the Weber Redline 32/36 for it, but not sure which Weber is the best to get for this motor. Any ideas?? The Weber is about $300. Anything less expensive?

4 wheel drive works perfectly, and it will go anywhere and do anything, but it needs shocks and the 3" body lift. Have the body lift, just not the time to put it on yet. Needs it bad since the new wheels rub horribly with the stock lift. Just took off the complete A/C and will not be putting it back on. Less lag on the motor with it gone.

Despite all the little things, it has been a great truck and tons of fun. Not looking to get rid of it, but I need help finding parts and determining issues.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th April, 2010

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup from North America




Other than normal maintenance, not much has gone wrong with this truck.

Alternator replaced once at 150,000.

New clutch plates at 180,000.

Truck body is showing signs of rust.

General Comments:

This truck has been a great vehicle. Gas mileage is as good as it gets.

Very fun to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2009

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 2.4 Liter from North America


Great commuter vehicle


Head gasket burned through at 98,000 miles.

Anti-dieseling solenoid, which is a fuel shut-off valve, malfunctioned at 168,000 miles.

About one in every 20 start-ups the electric choke does not want to wake up, and starts flooding the engine with fuel.

Catalytic converter imploded at 168,000 miles.

Air conditioning stopped working due too bad seals from non-use.

Severe rust-through on the side of the bed.

General Comments:

Overall, this has been a very good truck. It runs great, gets decent mileage, and has a drive train, frame, and suspension built to last a long time and take lots of abuse. It is not very comfortable on long trips, because the seat is quite firm. I replaced the automatic choke with a manual setup and it warms up fine in the cold weather of New England. It has a rare long bed, and that comes in handy for hauling just about anything. I wish I had a new one just like this one to use another 10 years, instead of a costly, high tech, half plastic new vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2008

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup King Cab Z24 from North America


Nice cheap mudding 4x4 truck


Truck is very rusted out to be a southern truck all its life.

Head gasket problem because it tends to go thru them faster than a tank of gas in a Big rig.

Seats are ripped up.

General Comments:

I just received this truck from my boss whom gave it to me to get it out of the way. A nice truck to fix up; it just needs a lot of TLC!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup king cab 2.4 OHC from North America


It's a cheap, reliable fun truck that will last for years!!


I've had to replace the upper and lower ball joints, and the starter.

General Comments:

It's a very Tough truck... i would recommend one to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st April, 2008

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup Long Bed 2.3 N/A diesel from Philippines


Old and reliable


Piston rings began to wear at 200,000 (km).

Rust on the bed and flooring after 3 years.

Head gasket blew at 180,000 (km).

General Comments:

I have a '84 Nissan 720 long bed. It has an SD23 diesel engine. SD23, not SD22. Here in the Philippines back in 80's, the Nissan 720 with SD23 engine was popular. It's the same as the SD22, but the stroke and valves are a little bit bigger on the SD23. The simple OHV 8-valve 73 HP engine is so basic, but surprisingly the small displacement will give you ample of torque at a wide range of RPM.

Reliability? The SD22, 23 and 25 are also used on marine and industrial applications like fishing boats, small gensets and fork lifters. When the Japanese make engines, you know they're bulletproof.

I am an owner of a 720 for 24 years. Going here and there, hauling this and that, years of punishing use, I am still happy and impressed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st November, 2007

12th Dec 2008, 23:02

Thank you for your review... my father owned a Nissan 720 with also SD23 engine. For now I'm the one who is maintaining it... here is my email acadavedo@yahoo.com

8th Jul 2014, 10:05

Some say the SD23 has a starting problem. Is that true please?