how do i rebuild my 81 nissan pickup SD22 2.2 L diesel engine?

i have a 81 nissan pickup 720, with a SD22 2.2 L 65 hp diesel engine in it that i need to re build, problem is i have never worked with a diesel engine before, can anyone give me some pointers on where to begin?

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4 Responses to how do i rebuild my 81 nissan pickup SD22 2.2 L diesel engine?

  1. John Paul September 19, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    TO old obsolete parts rebuilding an old diesel will be a nightmare. Do you like pouring black ink onto your hands? Black diesel motor oil will stain your hands and clothes. Pointers? find a Mexican Nissan shop to do the work. Diesels are more popular down there. Just rebuilding the diesel fuel pump could cost thousands of dollars in the USA then you have to rebuild the engine. Pointer sell the truck and put the money to purchase a new frontier truck. Bigger safer and more truck all around. Air bags A/C that actually works and available 4.0 liter V-6 with 265 hp.

  2. Pete September 19, 2010 at 12:44 am #

    before you begin check out price of pistons, rebore or liners, crankshaft regrind and bearings, gasktes, seals etc and see if it is worth doing or looking for a repacment engine.
    and, do you have tools for job? torque wrench, piston ring clamp, valve spring compressor ?all adds to the cost.

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