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    Mr Tin Man’s broken heart

    Ok I figured it’s time for a long over do build thread


    I have a 2001 Kaiser Silver VX that’s in need of a new heart. I’m kinda new to forums and I will do my best to document everything as I go along.


    My Goal is a full diesel conversion while maintaining the Vx’s original form and function

    The plan was to drop a 4bt that is sitting in my garage, but that prove futile due to the weight and size restrictions of the front end. I ended up choosing a mechanical 4jg2 with an Aisin-Warner 3-40le auto with my existing TOD transfer case. Plus I wanted to maintain the Isuzu name throughout the whole build. I am a novice and by no means a professional. I welcome your questions or ideas as I embark on this possible pointless journey.

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    1st Day home

    [IMG]https://doc-0c-30-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/ha0ro937gcuc7l7deffksulhg5h7mbp1/agsm23oqcqfb96fc8mmmkhceenool8to/1512957600000/15871805273479339623/*/1IXa6a9d100FytmZ0DPuduLglsKcVDH2o[/IMG]


    [IMG]https://doc-10-30-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/ha0ro937gcuc7l7deffksulhg5h7mbp1/j5ofi9spgnlnfqmcot2fv0tgalqjfjmf/1512957600000/15871805273479339623/*/1WB-CuNlajQcfbOoibExibqc_1tnPSUAo[/IMG]

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    I am not very familiar with Isuzu Diesel engines. Bat after a google search it looks like their might be an issue with cylinder #3 becoming fouled due to egr location. Any idea for a fix?
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    VX Status: Running Great! Build is coming along nicely...

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    Thelgord

    Egr delete is the best option for that problem.

    Apologies everyone trying to figure out how to post photos.

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    http://www.vehicross.info/showthread...r-forum-images

    No worries. Posting images has always proven problematic here. Above is a link on how to use DropBox.

    I am very interested in seeing how this project turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelgord View Post
    http://www.vehicross.info/showthread...r-forum-images

    No worries. Posting images has always proven problematic here. Above is a link on how to use DropBox.

    I am very interested in seeing how this project turns out.
    Thanks, you are awesome. that was driving me nuts..

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    Definitely, one of the harder engines I've had to pull out. this was no easy project



    Empty bay




    The First Failed prospect



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    Sorry still sorting out the picture orientation issues. The 4BT was from a generator with only 146hrs. Oh well, I'll save it for my next project.

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    Wow! That is a massive motor...

    Or seems to be anyway...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sm0ke3T1947 View Post
    Sorry still sorting out the picture orientation issues. The 4BT was from a generator with only 146hrs. Oh well, I'll save it for my next project.
    Yeah...it's hard to appreciate w/o rotating. I'll assume this diesel was too tall?

    I downloaded and rotated the empty engine bay pic...just for my edification. Notice you have a steering stabilizer shock -- which I believe is aftermarket. (I considered buying one myself due to a COLD shimey felt in a certain roadway every morning. Since I moved, I haven't noticed it anymore. Did you drive this little beast before/after that mod? If so, any feedback?

    Boy...I tell you what; I wish I could plant a 383 SBC in mine! <grin>
    2001 Ebony VX and 1989 Custom 383 Corvette

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    Stabilizer was from the previous owner. That 383 is one mean engine. Definitely a great conversation piece

    Oddly enough picture orientation on mobile view is correct. I’ll have to look into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelgord View Post
    Wow! That is a massive motor...

    Or seems to be anyway...

    Yeah Cummins 4BT are not really small engines. Almost 800lbs

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    Here is my purchased 4jg2 with Aw30-40le


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    Nice!

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