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  • 89Vette's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 PM
    89Vette replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    I actually didn't say it never gets old. It does. But it tends to "stabilize" after a period of time (unless not used AT ALL). You make a good point about maintenance schedules too. Manufacturers don't make maintenance schedules with...
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  • ipd's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM
    ipd replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Both over and underfilling a transmission are bad.
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  • Malibu_Robert's Avatar
    Today, 11:12 AM
    Malibu_Robert replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Thanks guys. I really appreciate your feedback. Some of the folks on the FB page were helpful as well. From a logical perspective, the only argument that makes sense is keeping the oil clean. I suppose I could just do nothing and wait for it...
    18 replies | 262 view(s)
  • eternal21's Avatar
    04/24/2018, 08:26 PM
    Did you get the correct one as there are 2 rings, each with diff part number as each of the pipes take a different size. The Honda ring and the Isuzu ring have the same part number, and they are the correct parts....trust me, I just replaced them...
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  • ipd's Avatar
    04/24/2018, 02:35 PM
    ipd replied to a thread Transmission Oil in VX Talk...
    Valid. However, as Isuzu hasn't been involved in the UDSM market for consumer vehicles for over a decade, the wellspring of parts is drying up--regardless. And since I'm not someone who can perform quality rebuilds on his own over a weekend in my...
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  • Disco's Avatar
    04/24/2018, 12:22 PM
    My transmission is fine while accelerating. As soon as I let off the gas it just goes into like neutral. If I slow it goes back into gear. I changed the filter it was very black and the pan magnet had a kinda goo all over it. When I put it all back...
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  • 89Vette's Avatar
    04/23/2018, 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
    04/23/2018, 09:42 AM
    Sent you an email
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  • ipd's Avatar
    04/22/2018, 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
    04/22/2018, 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...
    3 replies | 64 view(s)
  • 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 | 103 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...
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  • 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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