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Periodical Maintenance and Lubrication Schedule

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Category: Maintenance And Daily Care

Before delivery of your new car, your Dealer provides a pre-delivery inspection and adjustment service specified by the factory and designed to ensure satisfactory performance. The following tables list the servicing required to keep your car operating at peak mechanical condition, and should be attended to as indicated, preferably by and authorized DATSUN DEALER.

Under Hood Maintenance Schedule

1972 USA Owners manual

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Every Three Months

Page 32

* Tune-up items
every 3 months
 * Change engine oil (& filter every other time)
every 6 months
 * Adjust intake & exhaust valve clearances
 * Check drive belt tension
 * Replace oil filter
 * Check oil system for leaks
every 2 years
 * Retighten cylinder head bolts
 * Retighten manifold & carburetor bolts
 * Check engine compression
Cooling System
* Change engine water every 6 months
* Change long-life engine coolant every 2 years
* Check cooling system hoses & connections every 12 months

Page 33

* Check manifold inlet (carburetor spacer, connecting hoses, etc.)
* Check engine compartment hose connections
* Check fuel vapor control valves
* Change brake fluid every 12 months/12,000 miles
  * Later revised to every 24 months/24,000 miles 
* Check steering gear box oil, top up if necessary
* Check automatic transmission fluid level, top up if necessary
* Check battery specific gravity

1974 B120 Owner's Manual (Page 26 ... )

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Under Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

1972 USA Owners manual

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Check clutch free play...

Page 33

* Check clutch & brake pedal free play
* Check clutch & brake system (cylinders, hoses, etc) for leaks or defects 
* Check foot & parking brake operation
* Lubricate foot operated pedal bushings
* Grease parking brake linkage
* Check brake linings & drums for wear
* Check disc brake pads
* Overhaul brake cylinders & caliper assembly (30)
* Change or check transmission & differential gear oil level
  top up if necessary
* Check & retighten steering gear box & linkage
* Grease steering linkage ball joints
* Check shock absorber
Page 34
* Check & retighten suspension parts
* Grease suspension ball joints
* Repack wheel bearing grease
* Check wheel discs for damage
* Retighten propeller shaft universal joint flange bolts
* Grease propeller shaft joints

1974 B120 Owner's Manual (Page 27 ... )

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Outside Maintenance Schedule

1972 USA Owners manual (Page 34 ... ):

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Road test
* Check Fuel tank pressure relief valve operation (EVAPO models)
* Check Windshield Wiper blades
* Lubricate all locks & hinges
* Check Wheel balance & rotate wheel position
* Check front wheel Alignment & turning angle
* Check Headlight aiming
* Road test [every mile, and loving every minute of it]

1974 B120 Owner's Manual (Page 28 ... )

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Every Three Months

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