Today the new valve cover oil filler cap I ordered from Nissan arrived in the mailbox. The one on the truck is very plain and I wanted to get one of the cool chrome ones I’ve seen that have the classic Japanese characters.
So I did some research to find the right part. The part number for the E-1 engine oil filler originally was 15265-30800 but Nissan lists that part as NLA (no longer available). So I know a lot of these parts crossover from similar Datsun vehicles of the time. I had a hunch that the 1500 roadster may share the oil filler cap with the 320 truck. Luckily, several years ago I ordered a similar old chrome cap for the roadster I’m restoring, which is a 1968 2000, and I happen to know that that cap also fits the 1600 roadsters (same part number). I couldn’t find a part number for the 1500 filler cap, but I dug up the cap I bought for my 2000 from my roadster parts stash and lo and behold it fit the E-1 valve cover nicely. Sweet.
So I ordered a new one from Nissan and it arrived today. The part number is 15255-B3430. List price is $12.60 but I got it from nissanparts.cc, which is the online parts department for Bruce Titus Nissan in Olympia, WA, for $9.78 plus shipping.
Should be a nice touch of JDM nostalgia on the valve cover.