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by gruff54
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: 2wd to 4wd conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: 2wd to 4wd conversion

Truck does look very clean. Good score. It's my understanding that the 88 and up pickups (Jack will tell you it isn't a P'up) came with a 2.3 with 2wd and manual trans. I think the 2wd auto's came with the 2.6. All 4wd had the 2.6. Think after '89 you could also get the 3.1 V-6, only seen it in the ...
by gruff54
Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:28 am
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: 2wd to 4wd conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 515

Re: 2wd to 4wd conversion

Can't help you with the frame question. I was under the impression they're the same, but have no firsthand experience. If no one chimes in here, give Jerry a shout. Are you planning on going back with a stock Isuzu drivetrain? My son has an '88 std cab 4wd 4 cyl 5 speed pickup.

Mike
by gruff54
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 4x4 problems
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: 4x4 problems

Think I remember Jerry recommending CV joint grease for the auto hubs. Regular wheel bearing/chassis grease is too thick.

Mike
by gruff54
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: I have more questions
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: I have more questions

per Jerry, about 10 yrs ago: SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY HAVE A BAD IDEL AIR CONTROL VLV, GIVE THIS A TRY, OVER ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE ENG YOU WILL SEE TWO LARGE BLACK HOSES LOOKS LIKE HEATER HOSES ONE GOES INTO THE AIR IN TAKE PIPE AND THE OTHER PLUGS ON TO THE THROTTLE BODY, TAKE EITHER ONE OFF AND SPAY ...
by gruff54
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: This Site - Ground Rules, Announcements, Feedback...
Topic: Back online, but not fully restored
Replies: 20
Views: 3998

Re: Back online, but not fully restored

Thanks, glad it's back. Missed it as well.

Mike
by gruff54
Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: '93 Isuzu Pickup
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: '93 Isuzu Pickup

"The pickup won't win any beauty contests"
You're too hard on her, she doesn't look that bad. You ought to see some of mine! And thanks for your service.

Mike
by gruff54
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: New Joe Isuzu Commercial !!!
Replies: 2
Views: 648

Re: New Joe Isuzu Commercial !!!

Alright! Go get 'em, Joe! 8) Thanks, Johnny!

Mike
by gruff54
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Stolen P'up in Portland OR
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: Stolen P'up in Portland OR

Good News! Glad you got it back. Hopefully it wasn't damaged.

Mike
by gruff54
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: 1 more Isuzu newbie.
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: 1 more Isuzu newbie.

Awright! Looks slick! You gonna leave the reefer on it?

Mike
by gruff54
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Electrical Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Upgrades
Topic: 1990 gauge cluster mods
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: 1990 gauge cluster mods

I remember seeing some posts/threads on this over @ planetisuzu. They're more in tune with the '88 and up trucks over there, imho.

Mike
by gruff54
Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: new clutch broke. Whats a good one?
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: new clutch broke. Whats a good one?

If the flywheel can be resurfaced, I'd go that route instead of a new one. Unless the new one is OEM.
I've had good luck with LUK clutches.

Mike
by gruff54
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Unable to shift gears on a manual 2.3
Replies: 26
Views: 1856

Re: New to Isuzu pups

You say 2.6 trans, so we'll assume you've got the MUA-5 trans with the hydraulic clutch. The MSG-5 that went behind the 2.3 had a cable clutch. The plate that goes between the trans and the engine block(don't know what it's called) is different between the 2.3 and the 2.6. The 2.3 is thinner than th...
by gruff54
Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: thermal vacuum valve on 1992 pickup 2.6L
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: thermal vacuum valve on 1992 pickup 2.6L

I'd check with Jerry. That's where the last one i got came from.

Mike
by gruff54
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 2.6 head gasket question
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: 2.6 head gasket question

IMG_2613.JPG Well, not sure how much help I'll be. I found two HG's. One used and one "new". The used one could have come off either a 2.3 or a 2.6. Not sure if they require different gaskets? I'm not sure the brand of the "new" one or whether it's for a 2.3 or a 2.6, but I'd gu...
by gruff54
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 2.6 head gasket question
Replies: 9
Views: 1351

Re: 2.6 head gasket question

Can't answer as to whether the holes are supposed to be there or not. If you've got a pic, I'll compare it with one of mine. What brand is the head gasket? I source my head gaskets through Jerry. Too much time and money to take a chance on having to do it over. Another thought, have you checked the ...