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

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  • '99?

    70 55.56%
  • '00?

    21 16.67%
  • '01?

    35 27.78%
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Thread: Engine failure poll?

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    Engine failure poll?

    What year VX did the engine failure occur?

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    Bump... keepin it at the top!

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    Sounds like a trivia question. What do I win if I get it right?

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    Unhappy 99 w/62,000 miles

    As everyone here knows my year and my mileage, I just thought that I would tie it to this thread too.
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    '99/73.000
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    I do not think year has anything to do with it. Nobody can say for sure that only '99 engines had failed or only '01..... I have '99 with about 30K on it and I am worried about the engine also.. I use quaker 4X4 semisynthetic and change it every 2.5K.. besides before I drive I ALWAYS warm engine up... not sure if it will help in the future but I have no other means to prevent possible fatal mulfunction in the future
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    Andrey

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    I agree with you Andrey that the problem does not purtain to a specific year but this poll will rather hopefully keep some data for others to see.

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    Would it be feasible to do preventative replacement of parts on motor that did not fail ? I 've noticed at some thread that it might be design flaw.... but if it is a design flaw how come not each and every engine fail (read troopers et al. ) strange...

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    Originally posted by Andrey
    ...but if it is a design flaw how come not each and every engine fail (read troopers et al. ) strange...
    just a thought...maybe isuzu has a few plants creating the same 3.5l engine....

    assuming tat isuzu has more then 1 plant producing the engines, i dont think the year is the problem....i think it was which plant produced the engine.....
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    engine replacement

    I'm seriously considering this:


    1994 Corvette LT1 engine with LT4 upgrade. The motor has 36000 miles. Motor is clean, but the power steering reservoir has been repaired. Complete with wiring harness and computer.Starter, Alternator, and AC compressor included.
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    4L60E Transmission
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    Chevy Truck C3500 REBUILT 456 one ton IFS front complete axle


    if I do do this it will be real soon and I will not make it to Moab...maybe next year though. Also, I will be selling my stock complete front axle assembly with 456 gear ratio, engine and the 4L30E transmission, but will be keeping TOD case.
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    It would be a sweet replacement for sure... keep the Corvette covers on!

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    So have there only been 6 engine failures of VX's that we know of? I'm sure it was a huge crisis for the people that it happened to but maybe if you look at the numbers engine failure is not really an 'problem' for VX's. That would sure be good news for me and I'm sure many others who've been paniced over threads we've read here. Are there other people here who have lost their engine? Or people who have left the board after it happened and ditching trucks in disgust? I'm just trying not to let the talk here keep me from romping on mine when I'm out having fun!
    Canadian VXer!

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    As mentioned in another thread:

    My '00 Ironman died at 29k miles, about 2500 miles after I bought her last year ... rod tap (it was a heck of a lot louder than a tap!!!)

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    I know this thread is for VX's, but I'm pretty sure there have been just as many Troopers (and possibly Rodeos) with the same engine problem.

    Besides, 6 out of around 4500 in the US... 6 that we know of (from people on this thread). There are many other VX owners out there, so who knows how many other engine failures... plus the other Trooper and Rodeo owners, or course.

    Not to put more of a negative spin on this. I have a '99 and have had no engine problems (yet).

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    2000 w/ 74K miles...

    Another thing to throw into the question of motors... Isn't the Honda Passport really a Rodeo? Does it use the Isuzu engine? And if they do, do they have any problems with their motor? I would be curious to know how many different plants make the 3.5L motor... and if there is ANY corolation of problems to motors made at a particular plant.

    Spazz... your gonna have problems squeezing that motor into the VX... it is narrower than the LS1 but it is also longer to accomodate the distributor... unlike the LS1 which is distributorless... the LS1 is gonna be a tight fit as it is and might end up getting the radiator relocated to the front side of the core support... not sure about that yet, but maybe.

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