Datsun 100A

Datsun 100AThe Datsun 100A is an export variant of first generation the Datsun Cherry (E10) 1.0 L. It is a subcompact front-wheel-drive car manufactured by Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Company from 1970 to 1977.

The Datsun 100A has four body styles: two-door and four-door sedan, three-door hatchback, and two-door coupe.

Datsun 100A was equipped with 1.0 L Straight-four engine A10. The engine cylinder bore was 73.0 mm and piston stroke was 59.0 mm. Compression ratio rating was 8.5:1. The A10 on Datsun 100A produced 58 HP (43 kW, 58 PS) of horsepower and 79.5 Nm (59 ft-lb) of torque.

Engine Specifications

Datsun 100A (E10) 1.0 L 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 ratio8.5:1
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 output58 HP (43 kW, 58 PS)
Torque output79.5 Nm (59 ft-lb)
Firing order1-3-4-2
Engine weight91.5 kg (210.5 kg)

Top speed and fuel consumption

Top speed and Fuel consumption
Top speed136-140 km/h (85-87 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)
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