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Daihatsu year and engine

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet References' started by hsecln, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. hsecln

    hsecln New Member

    I just got a daihatsu extended cab mini truck. The vin number is JDA000S8000308627. I would like to find out the year and size engine it has. I took off the seat belts on the cab cab off to clean the inside and they are dated 1992 and 1993.

    The person I got it from says that they were driving it and it just quit. It came from a nursery. Could it be the timing belt?
  2. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    could be timing belt or any 1 of a zillion other things...first step is to find out if it is indeed the belt...remove the valve cover and turn the engine over by hand with a socket on the crankshaft bolt...if the cam turns then the belt isn't broken
  3. TRAX and HORNS

    TRAX and HORNS Well-Known Member

    The VIN indicates it was made for the USA market. I assume it is left hand drive with that vin #. Its most likely a 92. The S80 in VIN indicates 2WD. Engine should be a 550cc EB. Also most likely a 3 speed. Some were 4 speed but forth gear was blocked out. It will be speed limited to either 12 mph or 25 mph. Some of them had a switch under the dash to either be in 12 or 25 mph mode. If it goes faster than 25 mph someone has by passed the speed limiter. Not saying there are none but I have never seen a USA marketed 93 model. Ive had a number of these trucks over the yrs. The USA Gov. bought a ton of these back in the late 80's and early 90's. Over the yrs. when they meet the shelf life so to speak they are sent to the surplus auctions and make there way to companies and individuals. A few were sold to hospitals, colleges ect. Most went to military bases and National Park Services.
  4. hsecln

    hsecln New Member


    Thanks for the info. Now the engine, S80LP-JTRK. Is the S80 the engine? If I wanted the parts manual, are these the numbers to look for. I have a suzuki and autozam and that is how I look up parts for them. I don't know if this daihatsu is the same way. Any help I would deeply appreciate.
  5. dowhat

    dowhat Member

    S80 is the model series. EB, is the engine code and you have a 550cc. My Vin# is .....309063.
  6. MiniTruckSupply

    MiniTruckSupply Gold Supporting Member


    Manufacture date: 92/11

    See the attached pdf for more model information.

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  7. hsecln

    hsecln New Member

    I have another question since you anwser was so goo. On the console are 3 levers. One is the emergency brake, next is the gear shift. Now in between them is a 3rd lever. On the console it says D and N. Is this a transfer case of some sort, even though I am only two wheel drive?
  8. dowhat

    dowhat Member

    yes, the short handle is to change from HI/LOW. There is a clip in the trans/transfercase, accessed on the left side through a panel, that needs to be removed, to have high.
  9. MiniTruckSupply

    MiniTruckSupply Gold Supporting Member

    D & N Markings

    The D & N stands for "Drive" and "Nuetral" and was present on both 2WD & 4WD. The vehicles had what was called a Sub-transmission.

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  10. hsecln

    hsecln New Member

    would you happen to know where I can get a window channel for 92 daithatsu jumbo left hand drive. when you open the door it is on the left side next to the lock. It is the piece that mounts on the door in 2 places.
  11. chris allen

    chris allen Member

    Yes 310-283-5316
  12. William Torres

    William Torres New Member

    Good Morning to all, a while ago i request some help with my carburetor on my DAIHATSU vin: JDA000s8000001503 , TYPE: S80LP - TRK , ENGINE: EB 547cc , TRIM: LGT1
    And Mad659 was very kind in helping me out...unfortunately at that time i got diagnosed with cancer and i had to stop coming back for a while until I figured out how to deal with this....anyways that’s another 20 bucks ...
    I started again back on my truck and i will like to get it running ...carburetor has been solved for now even I might need one down the road....but in order for me to figure out what book or manual i need ...i need to find the year of my truck.
    Anyone have any idea how to find out?

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