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  • 89Vette's Avatar
    Today, 07:21 PM
    89Vette replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    The transmissions aren't really unique (that I know of)...as they were used in Troopers and Pilots....among others? The engine is more unique. I can't remember for sure, but the "stroked" 3.5L version of the standard 3.2 might have been an...
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  • mindaugas's Avatar
    Today, 09:42 AM
    Sent you an email
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  • ipd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    99.999% sure it's a head gasket. Mine was also overheating in winter--same kind of issues. Hydrocarbon test of the coolant is a dead giveaway. I spent over 2 grand having mine replaced, but it came with the peace of mind that the shop stood by...
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  • ipd's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 AM
    ipd replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    I'll buy that logic. ^ I know my VX is almost extinct breed. Should anything happen to the engine/transmission, I doubt the ability to find/procure replacements. If that means I baby mine a bit more because of the pucker factor...so be it. ...
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  • Thelgord's Avatar
    04/21/2018, 01:33 PM
    Thelgord replied to a thread New Mexico build in Build Projects
    Yay! I love my local Pul-a-part yard ;)
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  • VXDAD's Avatar
    04/21/2018, 01:24 PM
    Does anyone know where to get a O-ring for the heater pipe under the manifold or what size it is? Mine was missing when I took it apart. I read back through some of the older post that said a Honda O-ring would work but it doesn't cause its to big....
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  • Thelgord's Avatar
    04/21/2018, 12:53 PM
    Thelgord replied to a thread Project VXOverLand in Build Projects
    Today I purchased: 1) A different condenser fan that will hopefully fit behind the winch 2) Heated, Leather, Power seats from a 2002 Jaguar X-Type. Once I figure out the wiring harness I can get it mounted up. I really don’t want to set off...
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  • 89Vette's Avatar
    04/20/2018, 03:27 PM
    89Vette replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Jerry Lemond was a regional QC guy for Isuzu (IIRC). He has been very visible in Isuzu forums providing lots and lots and lots of advice -- based on his work as a factory "rep". That said, it's hard to tell if blacksambo's post was meant for the...
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  • ipd's Avatar
    04/20/2018, 02:34 PM
    ipd replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    I don't know who that is. And I'd like to hear some rational explanation. Because this sounds a lot like saying there's no need to change the oil or flush the radiator.
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  • Thelgord's Avatar
    04/19/2018, 04:35 PM
    That’s why the site is here :)
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  • Cavallino's Avatar
    04/19/2018, 04:03 PM
    Thank you so much! I am sure I will have more questions in the forum as I try and give a little TLC to my VX.
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  • Thelgord's Avatar
    04/19/2018, 02:16 PM
    Part number for 1999: 8971780020 ...
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  • Kuehjo's Avatar
    04/19/2018, 02:10 PM
    Kuehjo replied to a thread New Mexico build in Build Projects
    Update! (As of April 1, 2018!) Yep - a week in NM on vacation so we got to do a bit more work. A trip to the Albuqueque Pick Your Part found us working on a 100K mile Trooper that had been hit in the passenger side. God bless the high desert...
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  • Cavallino's Avatar
    04/19/2018, 07:46 AM
    Hi Everyone, I recently bought my 2nd VX in 5 years, a 2001 Ebony Black with 71k original miles. The A/C is not working and according to my mechanic, I need a condenser and dryer. I have located a condenser online but the seller says he it's for a...
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  • blacksambo's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 08:08 PM
    blacksambo replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Talk to Jerry Lemond, leave the transmission alone unless the fluid is burned smelling.
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  • blacksambo's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 08:05 PM
    How about a pluged thermostat?
    6 replies | 84 view(s)
  • VXDAD's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 07:35 PM
    I checked all the plugs they look good. I thought about warped or cracked head also. It has lots of power ( with no loss of power) just overheating and milky water in the radiator. When I pull the heads if the gaskets look good than it may be a...
    6 replies | 84 view(s)
  • PK's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 07:17 PM
    Head gasket, or warped or cracked head. Now the hard part - which one?? Check all the spark plugs to see if there is one or 2 that have a different appearance, or do a compression test. PK
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  • VXDAD's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 07:14 PM
    Im thinking the same thing but just don't want the headache and the expense of gaskets. Close to $400. for gaskets and bolts. Ouch! Thanks for your advice.
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  • Thelgord's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 03:48 PM
    Sourcing parts for a VX can always be tricky. There are some parts that I won’t trust a mechanic to find. These are usually VX specific but most drive train parts are common enough. I do most of my own wrench work. Diagnostic tools will be your...
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  • Thelgord's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 03:40 PM
    Head gasket
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  • VXDAD's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 12:57 PM
    My vx has been over heating for about 4 months now. I replaced the radiator, the cap and new antifreeze . Even tried straight water in it. It over heats in wintertime or anytime no matter what the temperature is outside. Now its over heats within 5...
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  • Kuehjo's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 12:25 PM
    Aloha all, Working on the 2001 NM Vehicross, and to make a long story short, 200K mile truck with a lot of deferred maintenance. So the left front axle was probably almost shot, and the needle bearing that supports the axle inside the spindle (or...
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  • ipd's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 08:18 AM
    ipd replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    I disagree. If a transmission is build as how you describe, then it's even more imperative to flush it religiously--because only cycling fluid through can ever hope to hit 99%+ of all of the fluid. It's similar to how you normally never have to...
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  • blacksambo's Avatar
    04/18/2018, 08:03 AM
    blacksambo replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Just for the record, you have to know you really can't change your transmission fluid, you can only change about a third of it. The rest remains kept up in trays that cannot drain . Transmission service is an excersise in futility.
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  • ipd's Avatar
    04/17/2018, 01:26 PM
    ipd replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Smell/color is a poor method to check for contaminates, imho. If you want to be VERY precise, you can sent it off for analysis (like people do with engine oil). Aamsoil is quite good, no doubt--even with expense aside. But there's a lot more at...
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  • blacksambo's Avatar
    04/17/2018, 12:35 PM
    blacksambo replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    I have been using Aamsoil synthetic in my VX since 66K. No changes or flush since then. Now I'm at 185K. In otherwords do as little as possible. You can check out your current fluid by opening the upper drain oil a crack and dripping some fluid...
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  • Malibu_Robert's Avatar
    04/17/2018, 12:14 PM
    Malibu_Robert replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    I want to do the same thing then. I'll put mine on a 15K schedule. Does your mechanic have a scan tool to read the transmission fluid temperature? I'm not sure if my mechanic has a Tech II compatible tool. That is one thing I am really...
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  • ipd's Avatar
    04/17/2018, 11:44 AM
    ipd replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Just the fluid every 15k. Probably could use a filter change though. I'd like to install a secondary filter, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. The advantage is that it's far easier to change--especially at every flush interval--and keeps the...
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  • Malibu_Robert's Avatar
    04/17/2018, 10:56 AM
    Malibu_Robert replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Thanks for responding to my post. Do you do a flush? I'm thinking a flush would be OK since mine was flushed 18,000 miles ago. Do you also do a filter change every 15,000 miles?
    14 replies | 181 view(s)
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