1986 Nissan Hardbody Pickup Z24 from North America
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Recently in preparation for a long trip I changed out the timing chain. The chain was in fantastic condition however the tensioner was worn and almost ready to give out. If you own one of these I recommend a change out of all timing chain parts prior to the 200,000 miles mark.
The water pump had to be replaced.
Some of the emissions controls system parts were rusted and had to be replaced.
Clutch was replaced at about 140,000.
This is the best car I have ever owned and is well worth spending some money to repair and keep in good working order. I also checked the Valve clearance and at 186,000 miles and they were still at factory settings no change needed. Even the alignment has been fine with little adjustment needed. My current wife purchased this car new and only recently have some of the parts been replaced. I did notice the rubber cover for the clutch connection at the transmission point needs replacement.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th May, 2002
10th Apr 2004, 21:43
I own a 1986-Hardbody. I have 160,000 miles on the truck.
I want to thank you for the heads-up on what to service now, before I experience the problem first-hand. My Hardbody has given me excellent service with very few problems.
8th May 2016, 03:29
I hear you brother. I bought my D21 when I was 17 and I'm 34 now, and guess what? She's parked in my driveway... owned other vehicles, but nothing as reliable as my 1987 Hardbody.
I love my truck. I have factory A/C, but I don't have power steering. I have never seen that in another Hardbody... I wonder.