Hello from Wisconsin!

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TinyRVLiving
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Location: Wisconsin
Isuzu vehicle(s): 1994 Isuzu Fargo Camper

Hello from Wisconsin!

Postby TinyRVLiving » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:55 pm

Hello everyone!

If my import process goes well, I am a soon-to-be owner of a 1995 Isuzu Fargo camper conversion!

So, I am starting to immerse myself into the world of Isuzu diesels.

However, I'm not 100% certain that my engine is a true Isuzu diesel 4FG1. It's definitely a 2.4L non-turbo diesel. But the info I have so far is limited. I've heard some mention that it might truly be a Mitsubishi engine partially because the Isuzu Fargo was aligned with the Nissan Caravan back in the day.

So, if anyone knows for sure...I welcome the input. I am also on a quest to determine what other diesel engine tends to share the most parts with mine, but which is also a more common engine in the USA. Then I can possibly source spare parts more easily. I hear the Fargo engine never actually made it to the US...?

And also, my hope on this forum is to find a place to buy/obtain a manual for said engine, and also get some general idea of the immediate maintenance I should consider when I receive it in a few months (it's gotta come all the way to Wisconsin from Japan!). And also any things that are "special" to this engine, which deserve extra attention.

I used to own a 2003 Sprinter. That thing was a handful. But it taught me that diesels are pretty cool.

I'm not an engine teardown guru. I can replace basic stuff, but I don't own specialty tools so that's my one big issue. I hope to learn about what special tools I really ought to have for working on this little diesel nugget.

If there is a specific thread that contains a bulk of the info on this engine (assuming it's a true Isuzu diesel) then I'd love to get pointed in the right direction.

Here are the few photos I have so far!

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JoeIsuzu
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Location: Germantown (next to Elvistown), TN
Isuzu vehicle(s): Original owner, '83 LS Diesel, 5-spd, 2wd, Long Bed, restoration in progress!

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:21 pm

Welcome to the site. I've seen some 4FG1-T engines listed on eBay. From what I've heard, they're a great engine. The OHC allows a higher operating RPM and makes the engine more versatile than the C223.

Those are links. Can we get you to post the actual pic here?

Thanks.
Jack

TinyRVLiving
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Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:56 am
Location: Wisconsin
Isuzu vehicle(s): 1994 Isuzu Fargo Camper

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Postby TinyRVLiving » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:33 pm

Ah, sorry...I was confused by the image size restrictions when linking to an image host, so I opted to attach and insert inline now. All good?

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JoeIsuzu
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Location: Germantown (next to Elvistown), TN
Isuzu vehicle(s): Original owner, '83 LS Diesel, 5-spd, 2wd, Long Bed, restoration in progress!

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:35 pm

TinyRVLiving wrote:Ah, sorry...I was confused by the image size restrictions when linking to an image host, so I opted to attach and insert inline now. All good?

Exactly what we needed, thanks. That's going to be a SWEET travel rig, if you can keep it in your lane. I'd be all over the road if I had to drive a RWD vehicle. :lol:

Jack

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puttputtinpup
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Location: Winston Salem, NC

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Postby puttputtinpup » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:45 pm

Welcome to the site!

TinyRVLiving
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Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:56 am
Location: Wisconsin
Isuzu vehicle(s): 1994 Isuzu Fargo Camper

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Postby TinyRVLiving » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:18 pm

Oh, I wanted to add (just because I think it's great) that the camper is 4WD and also has a 5-speed manual (if the latter wasn't obvious from the photo). So...maybe I can find some fun dirt roads to get into trouble on in the Upper Peninsula! :)

Clam
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Location: Confidential
Isuzu vehicle(s): 1988 Isuzu Pickup 2.6L

Re: Hello from Wisconsin!

Postby Clam » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:27 am

Awesome camper. I wish Isuzu would go back to making what isuzu made in 1980s and 1990s.