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by swvaed
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 94 Pickup burning coolant smell no visible leaks....
Replies: 17
Views: 115

Re: 94 Pickup burning coolant smell no visible leaks....

Sorry Jack. Maybe I'm just having bad luck. I've blown a head gasket on a 1.9l, a 2.3l, and a 2.6l. Then again, my first car was a Gremlin. Maybe it's still following me...
by swvaed
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 94 Pickup burning coolant smell no visible leaks....
Replies: 17
Views: 115

Re: 94 Pickup burning coolant smell no visible leaks....

These engines will sometimes blow a head gasket. Coolant can leak outside the engine and be visible or leak into the cylinder and be burned. Are you having to add coolant? Watch for an extremely large (worse than typical) white cloud out the tail pipe when starting on a cold morning. I blew one and ...
by swvaed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Unofficial Pupmeet?
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Unofficial Pupmeet?

My apologies, Jack, I couldn't figure out how to get this in a proper place. While goofing off instead of working I thought I'd throw this out. Covington, Va. Saturday August 8, 2020 http://www.commonwealtharms.com/karsunlimited/ If you want to see a small mountain city go car crazy this is the plac...
by swvaed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: My P'up! (Introduce yourself here)
Topic: New Pup/LUV turbo diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: New Pup/LUV turbo diesel

Where in Maryland? I get to Colonial Beach,Va occasionally.
by swvaed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: 4x4 problems
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: 4x4 problems

This is a shot in the dark. Supposedly 81 t0 96. Somebody that knows 4x4 check this and see if it's the right info for this truck.

https://www.autozone.com/repairguides/I ... 5280062920
by swvaed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Performance Mods & Upgrades
Topic: 14" to 15" wheel swap 86 Pup?
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: 14" to 15" wheel swap 86 Pup?

I'm running 15 inch wheels from a Trooper on my 90 gas pickup that normally ran 14's. Love it, Stands a little taller, better looking wheel. Yours is a Pup, mine's a Pickup, and I don't know the Luv at all. You'll have to translate. Some thoughts: Clearance: I can run up to a 225, but it rubs in a h...
by swvaed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Last Sighting
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Last Sighting

"Semi" retired now. I thought I was supposed to have more time to play? Need to get the red 90 back on the road. However, with Isuzu Nut's help, actually found some floor space in the shop!
by swvaed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Low beam headlights not working. 2.6l gas 1988
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: Low beam headlights not working. 2.6l gas 1988

Sorry. If you're absolutely new to this, I forgot to add a little encouragement along with the tech. You can beat this. When I was quoted $175 for the switch for my 92, I 'Fixed' it with a $5 toggle switch mounted on the floor shift. Loved being able to switch turn signals with my right hand while s...
by swvaed
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Low beam headlights not working. 2.6l gas 1988
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: Low beam headlights not working. 2.6l gas 1988

Yeah, from your first post it sounded like you may have multiple problems. Please don't be offended if I ask questions or talk below your level of knowledge, I just don't know you or what you know. I think the 88 through 95 pickups were very similar. Somebody jump in here if I'm off base. ( I have a...
by swvaed
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: Low beam headlights not working. 2.6l gas 1988
Replies: 17
Views: 175

Re: Low beam headlights not working. 2.6l gas 1988

Puttputt is right. I threw this post up quick because it will take me a little time to find a couple things. I used to have a diagram of the switch. I've cleaned a couple switches, not hard, but delicate. Where are you located?
by swvaed
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Last Sighting
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Last Sighting

Many moons ago I rescued this Isuzu diesel and 5 speed while it was literally being loaded to go to the shredder. It's been a paperweight in my shop since then. This is now the first leg of the trip from Virginia to Georgia to its new home with Isuzu Nut.

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by swvaed
Tue May 29, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Blue Ridge Parkway
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway

Let me know when you're passing through. My "range" along the Parkway can be as far south as the 165 mile marker, (Floyd) to as far north as the 50 mm (Buena Vista), depending on just where I am, what I'm doing, etc. I can be reached at 540 529-7129. Ed.
by swvaed
Mon May 07, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Blue Ridge Parkway
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway

PS: Me on Tail of the Dragon:
by swvaed
Mon May 07, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Sightings...
Topic: Blue Ridge Parkway
Replies: 9
Views: 971

Re: Blue Ridge Parkway

Hi Rjonesy. I'm going to hijack your thread for a moment, but be right back! Creeptown57, I'm guessing you were at Duncan Imports and Classics. Technically in Christiansburg, Va. (Blacksburg is a few miles farther down the road where those Hokies run around. I'm actually a Va. Tech retiree, so I lik...
by swvaed
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Diesel - Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Topic: O where, o where has my coolant gone?
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: O where, o where has my coolant gone?

Not that knowledgeable on Isuzu diesels, but the gassers and some industrial diesels I know were famous for blown or leaking head gaskets. Watch for lots of white smoke on a cold start (coolant leaking into cylinder) or "bubbling" in the radiator (cylinder pressure leaking into water jacke...