Datsun 1000

Datsun 1000The Datsun 1000 is an export variant of the first generation the Datsun Sunny (B10). It is a midsize rear-wheel-drive sedan car manufactured by Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company. The Datsun 1000 has a four body styles: two-door sedan and coupe, three-door station wagon and four-door sedan. The Datsun 1000 (B10) was producted from year 1967 to 1970.

The Datsun 1000 models were equipped with 1.0 L Straight-four engine A10. Bore and stroke were 73.0 mm and 59.0 mm, respectively. Compression ratio rating was 8.5:1. The A10 engine produced 61 HP (45.5 kW, 62 PS) of horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 83.4 Nm (61.5 ft-lb) of torque at 4,000 rpm (models for Europe and North America).

In September 1969, the Datsun 1000 Coupe was introduced for the Australian market. This model was equipped with an updated version of the A10 with a new carburetor and increased to 9.0:1 compression ratio. This motor produced 65 HP (66 PS, 49 kW) of horsepower and 89 Nm (66 ft-lb) of torque.

Engine Specifications

Datsun 1000 Engine Specifications
Engine codeA10
LayoutFour stroke, Inline-4 (Straight-4)
Fuel typeGasoline (petrol)
Displacement1.0L, 988 cc (60.3 cu in)
Cylinder block alloyCast iron
Cylinder bore73.0 mm (2.87 in)
Piston stroke59.0 mm (2.32 in)
Compression ratio 8.5:1
9.0:1 for Datsun 1000 Coupe (Australia)
Valve Arrangement:SOHC, chain drive
Valves:8 (2 valves per cylinder)
Intake valve timing: Open: 12° B.T.D.C.
Close: 48° A.T.D.C.
Exhaust valve timing: Open: 50° B.T.D.C.
Close: 10° A.T.D.C.
Intake valve head diameter:37.0 mm (1.457 in)
Exhaust valve head diameter:30.0 mm (1.181 in)
Fuel systemCarburetor
Power output 61 HP (45.5 kW, 62 PS) at 6,000 rpm
65 HP (66 PS, 49 kW) at 6,000 rpm (Datsun 1000 Coupe, Australia)
Torque output 83.4 Nm (8.5 kgm, 61.5 ft-lb) at 4,800 rpm
89 Nm (9.0 kgm, 66 ft-lb) at 4,800 rpm (Datsun 1000 Coupe, Australia)
Firing order1-3-4-2
Engine weight91.5 kg (210.5 kg)

Top speed and fuel consumption

Top speed and Fuel consumption
Top speed130 km/h / 81 mph
Fuel consumption (city)
Fuel consumption (highway)
Fuel consumption (combined 50/50)

Maintenance data

Valve clearance (Cold)
Intake valve0.25 mm (0.0098 in)
Exhaust valve
Valve clearance (Hot)
Intake valve0.35 mm (0.0138 in)
Exhaust valve
Compression pressure
Standard12.7 kg/m2 (181 psi) / 350 rpm
Minimun10.0 kg/m2 (142 psi) / 350 rpm
Oil system
Oil consumption , L/1000 km (qt. per miles)up to 0.5 (1 qt. per 1200 miles)
Recommended engine oil 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30, 10W-40
Engine oil capacity (Refill capacity) Max.level 3.2 l (3.4 qt.)
Min.level 2.2 l (2.4 qt.)
Oil change interval, km (miles)5,000-10,000 (3,000-6,000)
Coling system
Coolant capacity 3.8 L (with heater 4.5 l)
Radiator size: 2.0 L
Engine size: 1.8 L
Ignition system
Ignition coilHitachi C14-51 / Mitsubishi HP5-10E
DistributorHitachi D412-53 / Mitsubishi TVA-4F1L
Ignition timig B.T.D.C./rpm8°/600-700
Spark plugHitachi L45 / NGK B-E
Spark plug thread14 mm (0.55 in)
Spark plug gap0.7 – 0.8 mm (0.027 – 0.031 in)
TypeHitachi DCG 286-3
Throttle valve bore26 mm (1.02 in)
Venturi size20 x 7 mm (0.78 x 0.27 in)
Main jet#95
Slow jet#80
Power jet#60
TypeHitachi LT125-01 / Mitsubishi AS2025A-1
Voltage regulatorHitachi TL1Z-10A / Mitsubishi RL2220B5
TypeHitachi S114-87 / Mitsubishi MW-V1R
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