View Poll Results: what year VX did the engine failure occur?

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  • '99?

    70 55.56%
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    21 16.67%
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    35 27.78%
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  1. #136
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farfri View Post
    They did and report that she needs a new engine for $8900 + labor.

    I'm not sure where we are going from here...but I think my time as a VehiCross owner is very limited.

    99 Astral 105k miles (I think)
    Wow, thats gotta hurt. I have only about 50k on my 83k VX

    I think turning it off when you first heard the knock, would have still probably been too late.

    Is the 8900 for a short block or long block?
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    Sorry but $ 10 k (I'm including the labor) is just not worth to do at a dealer.

    You can purchase an remanufactured engine for half the amount the stealership is charging.

    These engines aren't worth to be purchase new,they jusy not reliable because even brand-new you must still keep tabs on the oil compsumtion.
    Dakar was just the begining.

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    Hell, for $8900 you could bid on that supercharged VX, swap the motor and have a ton of extra goodies and spare parts!
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  4. #139
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Wow, thats gotta hurt. I have only about 50k on my 83k VX

    I think turning it off when you first heard the knock, would have still probably been too late.

    Is the 8900 for a short block or long block?
    I honestly don't know. he said the price and I moved on.
    Out of curiosity what is the difference between the short and long block?
    I found this on ebay wonder if it would work...still not sure what I'm doing.

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    It does list the VX

    Quote Originally Posted by Farfri View Post
    I honestly don't know. he said the price and I moved on.
    Out of curiosity what is the difference between the short and long block?
    I found this on ebay wonder if it would work...still not sure what I'm doing.
    I would contact them though and see if tehy have a 3.5
    "Take it up with my butt, cuz he's the only one that gives a crap"

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  6. #141
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    Alright, well, it looks like the stealership is gonna give me a grand for her. I hate to see my baby go, but given the givens it is probably for the best.
    My only advice, is advice I've read elsewhere.
    CHECK THE OIL every time you fill the gas tank.
    I only wish I'd read that earlier.

    Anyhow, Take care VXers.

  7. #142
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    Yep I set my phone's alarm to check my oil every week and add oil probably every other. I would like to have my VX forever. Sure am sorry to hear about your loss :-[
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  8. #143
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farfri View Post
    Well folks, I know I haven't posted here much...(at all) But I've read the forum and your tips were helpful on many ocasions.
    Driving home from work on the PA turnpike Friday the oil light came on and stayed on (I know I should have pulled off and dumped oil in, but I didn't) I had plans to change the oil on sunday, honest.
    Well, Engine started knocking and, not being familiar with that particular noise I didn't imediatly shut her down.
    She stopped running and I made it to an emergency pull off and as soon as I identified that I was out of my depth I sumoned a service truck.
    An hour later they showed up.
    thirty minutes after that a flatbed showed up.
    An hour and $90 later we pulled into a former isuzu dealer. I made the decision to leave her there as that would be the most likely place to get parts.
    I spoke with the folks there and asked them to do a diognostic.
    They did and report that she needs a new engine for $8900 + labor.

    I'm not sure where we are going from here...but I think my time as a VehiCross owner is very limited.

    99 Astral 105k miles (I think)
    $8900 PLUS LABOR? You'd still be getting raped for $8900 including labor. Find another shop ASAP!

  9. #144
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    I just got quoted $7150 for the repair on mine. That included parts and labor. The engine comes with a 3-year, unlimited miles warranty too, which is pretty sweet.
    Last edited by phines : 05/25/2011 at 08:44 PM

  10. #145
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    For $8900 plus labor, they are obviously quoting all new parts from Isuzu. That's definitely not the way to go...
    Last edited by phines : 05/25/2011 at 08:43 PM

  11. #146
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    I'll have to ask my Dad what his shop charges to do this. I thought he said a replacement engine from Jasper was only like $4K, so it's hard to believe you'd have another $3K in labor on top of that. Of course his shop is in rural North Carolina where labor rates are not nearly as high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farfri View Post
    Alright, well, it looks like the stealership is gonna give me a grand for her. I hate to see my baby go, but given the givens it is probably for the best.
    My only advice, is advice I've read elsewhere.
    CHECK THE OIL every time you fill the gas tank.
    I only wish I'd read that earlier.

    Anyhow, Take care VXers.
    Somebody around here would give you a grand for it. If I wasn't up to my eyes in a rebuild I would come get it from ya.

  13. #148
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    Somebody around here would give you a grand for it. If I wasn't up to my eyes in a rebuild I would come get it from ya.
    No kidding. You could probably part it out for that much. Don't suppose you have any mods on it do you?

  14. #149
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    Quote Originally Posted by vt_maverick View Post
    I'll have to ask my Dad what his shop charges to do this. I thought he said a replacement engine from Jasper was only like $4K, so it's hard to believe you'd have another $3K in labor on top of that. Of course his shop is in rural North Carolina where labor rates are not nearly as high...
    Yeah, the labor is only $1730 (high, but not horrible). The engine and all related parts came in around $4800. The rest of the cost was tax and towing. I can definitely do all of this much cheaper back in VA, but if insurance is covering it, I'll let them handle it.
    Last edited by phines : 05/25/2011 at 08:43 PM

  15. #150
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    Just an extra 2cents. Besides the fact that reading this thread has seriously bummed me out about buying a VX. A failure of 600 in 6000 is 10% not 1%.
    Junster If it don't looked fixed.. It ain't fixed.

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