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Old 01-01-2017, 10:41 PM   #1
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I bought it new in October of 1989. I always thought that it was an '89, but my mechanic insists it's a '90. I don't know why he believes this, but I did find two coolant drain plugs on the engine block which is a feature of the '90. I'm wondering now if I might have an '89.5 or something. VIN is 1N6HD16YOKC419085.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:46 PM   #2
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4 spark plugs= 1990
8 spark plugs= 1989
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:52 PM   #3
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What 90 said. 89 was the last year for for the z motor (8 plugs) 1990 they started the k24e 2.4. As far as I can tell pretty much everything else was the same.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:07 PM   #4
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The 10th digit of your VIN is a K, which denotes that it's an '89. Should have the Z24i in it by that standard.
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I bought it new in October of 1989. I always thought that it was an '89, but my mechanic insists it's a '90. I don't know why he believes this, but I did find two coolant drain plugs on the engine block which is a feature of the '90. I'm wondering now if I might have an '89.5 or something. VIN is 1N6HD16YOKC419085.

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1989 Nissan Pickup
1N6HD16Y0KC419085
VIN
1N6HD16Y0KC419085 Make
Nissan Model
Pickup Year
1989 Trim
2dr 4WD Extended Cab SB
Body Type
Pickup Engine
3.0L V6 SOHC 12V FI Engine Manufactured In
Smyrna, Tennessee Vehicle Age
28 year(s)
Type of record Number of records
VINquery_Vehicle_ID 11642
Model Year 1989
Make Nissan
Model Pickup
Trim Level SE-V6 King Cab 4WD
Manufactured in UNITED STATES
Production Seq. Number 419085
Body Style EXTENDED CAB PICKUP 2-DR
Engine Type 3.0L V6 OHV 12V
Transmission-short 4A
Transmission-long 4-Speed Automatic
Driveline 4WD
Tank 21.10 gallon
Fuel Economy-city 15 miles/gallon
Fuel Economy-highway 17 miles/gallon
Anti-Brake System Non-ABS
Steering Type Recirc
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Turning Diameter 45.90 in.
Front Suspension Ind
Rear Suspension Live
Front Spring Type Torsion Bar
Rear Spring Type Leaf
Tires 235/75R15
Front Headroom 39.30 in.
Rear Headroom No data in.
Front Legroom 42.60 in.
Rear Legroom No data in.
Front Shoulder Room 54.40 in.
Rear Shoulder Room No data in.
Front Hip Room 52.20 in.
Rear Hip Room No data in.
Interior Trim No data
Exterior Color No data
Curb Weight-automatic 3810 lbs
Curb Weight-manual No data lbs
Overall Length 195.50 in.
Overall Width 66.50 in.
Overall Height 67.10 in.
Wheelbase 116.10 in.
Ground Clearance No data in.
Track Front 56.90 in.
Track Rear 56.30 in.
Cargo Length No data in.
Width at Wheelwell No data in.
Width at Wall No data in.
Depth No data in.
Standard Seating 4
Optional Seating No data
Passenger Volume No data cu.ft.
Cargo Volume No data cu.ft.
Standard Towing No data lbs
Maximum Towing No data lbs
Standard Payload No data lbs
Maximum Payload No data lbs
Standard GVWR No data lbs
Maximum GVWR No data lbs
Basic-duration No data month
Basic-distance No data mile
Powertrain-duration No data month
Powertrain-distance No data mile
Rust-duration No data month
Rust-distance No data mile
MSRP $15,279 USD
Dealer Invoice No data USD
Destination Charge No data USD
Power Door Locks Opt.
4WD/AWD Std.
Air Conditioning Opt.
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where did you run that vin number? The "O" after the "Y" is actually a zero, Vin number as posted did not come up in Nissan FAST.

My info says it's a 5 speed, yours says auto

Per Nissan FAST,
1N6HD16Y0KC419085

production date 8/89
VG30 4x4 king cab manual trans, federal emissions
Trim - SE
ext color code 505 (black)
int color code K (grey)
options from model number from vin number:
model number - KHLMD21PFEUB10
B - power steering
10 - Bumper Pack includes over fender, rear step bumper

Easy way to tell 89 from 90 is the headlights, 89 used pathfinder style, 90 used sealed beam headlights
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:26 AM   #7
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What about the two coolant drains? Would this mean that they began using '90 blocks already in late '89?
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:34 AM   #8
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I thought the VG30 has a drain plug on each side of the block? is that what yours has?
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:41 AM   #9
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I don't remember if they are on both sides, but I recall reading in the Haynes manual that the '89 has a single drain while the '90 and later has two.
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what headlights does your truck have? and is it a manual or automatic?
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