Turbo Diesel LUV upgrade

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Re: Turbo Diesel LUV upgrade

Postby Paul » Mon May 18, 2020 11:50 pm

drbob wrote:Teener:
Were the #3234 rods the turbo set up rods?
I'v been trying to ID where 3008 rods were originally used!
I have a number of them, also cranks, blocks every thing else that someone in Bellingham was about to junk.
just trying to get the lay of the land here with regard to parts and OEM use here! Thanks

The 3008 rod I have identified as a n/a rod probably used in all the n/a engines. See the photo below.


N-A vs Gen 1 Rods.jpg
'84 P'UP 2 wd diesel, 5 spd with 0.78 fifth gear and differential back to 3.73.

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Re: Turbo Diesel LUV upgrade

Postby teener » Thu May 21, 2020 9:45 am

I'm no expert and haven't torn down any N/A blocks. Paul and others have way more experience with all thing Isuzu. I've looked at those rod comparison photos a hundred times over....thanks guys!

I am trying to document some things I find with my turbo teardown and rebuild that I haven't seen posted elsewhere as I go. Some things are probably second nature to some folks so they don't mention them.