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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby LegoJunky » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:38 pm

Finally received all the gaskets, hoses, injectors, to do preventative maitenance. I replaced the thermostat, thermostat housing as the old one was corroding through. Replaced the fuel hoses that go down to the hard line. Replacing absolutely everything while I am in here. O-rings on the hard coolant lines included. Rodeo only has 73K miles and i want it to be a trouble free weekender.

Currently sprayed, scrubbed and am soaking the intake manifold to remove carbon deposits. Got a good long pipe cleaning brush to clean the internal EGR tube out. It was nearly clogged.

Replaced the driver side window regulator. Discovered the switch was bad(only allowed window to go down) so I ordered a new one.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby trigggl » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:06 am

It wasn't this week, but over the Christman/New Year break, had my clutch master and slave cylinders replaced. One morning I got into the Rodeo and thought it had converted to an automatic (where'd the 3rd pedal go?)

Much easier to shift again (now that my 3rd pedal is back).
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby HONDEO » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:54 pm

Changed my '00 Rodeo Sport grille to '01 Passport grille. The Sport grille definitely made the front end more aggressive.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby LegoJunky » Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:44 am

Well, found a fast way to do the intake manifold gasket on 98+ 3.2L gas motors. Unbolt the manifold, as well as all wire harnesses and vacuum lines, and coolant lines from the throttle body. Crawl under the truck and disconnect the quick connect fuel lines on the passenger side of the trans bell housing. Lift the entire manifold out at once, fuel rail and all.

Install in reverse. Wish I went this route when I started.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby One_Big_Game » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:14 am

Changed the spark plugs and boots! Not sure how old they are but they were on their last leg. I had champions, replaced with Denso. Also did front axle fluid and transfer case fluid but that’s not quite as fun.

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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby 6079smithw » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:36 pm

Finally got around to installing the yard-sale bug deflector I bought up in WA state last July.

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Right after I took the picture, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed informed me
that my keeping at least 6 feet away from the lawn mower at all times
was not considered "Social Distancing"...
(Damn... can't get anything past that woman... :roll: )
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby 6079smithw » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:18 pm

Pulled the rear wiper motor unit from the '01 after it kept running until I pulled the fuse.
Took the gearbox apart, cleaned all the petrified grease off the gearing and parking switch
wiper contacts, re-lubricated everything and reassembled. Works like new.

Probably won't see rain here again until October now. :roll:
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Guitarbuilder » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:19 pm

Installed a new power steering pump. Replaced a plastic clips on the drivers side window. I ordered 4 of them from eBay. After I ordered them I noticed it was going to take 6 weeks. I ordered a pair of them from Amazon and installed them 4 days later. I didn't realize they came in pairs. I now have 8 clips coming on the slow boat from china. Anyone need a couple?
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby angieford » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:30 am

Hi there. I'm close to done, after 1 month of 'diddle picking'on my 2000"Enemy"V6. wowow!! why the poot they designed it this way.?!! so. started t-stat job.!! of course, anyone here knows what a huge nightmare that can be.! oh my gosh I'm almost done with it. I'm starting to put it back together after I cleaned out the ports with a steel bottle brush. I used a Dremel to help clean things inside and out, half-ass polished the ports~ because they're so rough and gross• there was so much carbon in it! I put sponges in the bottom of the ports so it wouldn't you know hold up a whole bunch of dirt from the carbon and then I vacuumed them out•(yes I did.lol.) I bought a couple new hoses,EGR valve,thermostat of course, and right now, I don't know if I can show pictures but,I'm putting her back together...don't know how many times I SCREAMED at her how I hated her... cuz I do now. that is a nightmare job.!! I'm just a little girl. hahaha, getting too old to do this stuff. have a great day!! thank you for reading.nm angieford of roseburg oregon
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby One_Big_Game » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:13 am

Replaced my plastic broken window clip- just waiting for the adhesive to fully cure before testing it out. Next on the list is figuring out my squeaky clutch pedal
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby One_Big_Game » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:54 am

Guitarbuilder wrote:Installed a new power steering pump. Replaced a plastic clips on the drivers side window. I ordered 4 of them from eBay. After I ordered them I noticed it was going to take 6 weeks. I ordered a pair of them from Amazon and installed them 4 days later. I didn't realize they came in pairs. I now have 8 clips coming on the slow boat from china. Anyone need a couple?


Oh man saw this one day too late! I just replaced my clips yesterday on the passenger side. I used the white ones on Amazon sold by DSparts. How have yours been holding up?
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Guitarbuilder » Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:55 pm

One_Big_Game, I installed mine with some clear silicon from the local 99 cent store. It has held up fine. I now have plenty for when the other ones start failing. The one I used I ordered from Amazon sold by ihave. I have one of them left. The other 8 I ordered from eBay, don't remember who from?
I had the other one on my front drivers door fail a couple months before this one. I was heading out for a drive that afternoon, so I had to make one out of a piece of 1/4" aluminum.( band saw, file and belt sander). It has held up fine too.
Next project, The A/C
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby 6079smithw » Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:48 pm

The tailgate step on my '01 Rodeo was pretty faded after almost 2 decades under Nevada sun, so I decided to paint it.
Taped it off and applied 2 coats each of Rust-oleum primer and matte-black finish.
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The good news: Finished job looks pretty good IMHO.
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The bad news: 2 decades worth of dents, dings and faded paint looks 3x worse now. :(
I guess the old saying about paving the road to Hell is legit...
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby NAES » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:38 am

Finally threw some paint on the rack. Epoxy primer is magical stuff! I was so happy with the way it sprayed everything out. Shot it with single stage root beer metallic. The activator kicked off a little sooner than I would have liked but I can't complain. Really lights up in the sun.

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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby NAES » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:40 am

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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Oro » Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:53 am

While not exciting, I thoroughly cleaned the front and back seats and removed a few hundred pounds of tools and equipment from there and the cargo area.

I have been using it as a work vehicle for mobile mechanic work since Covid inspired our governor to close our lives/economy/society in the belief that would have political advantage (no science behind it, of course). Since "education" is not at all essential, I have no work.

Before Fall rains set in, I promise to touch up the undercoating underneath, wash/clay/wax it, and get the cargo area carpet cleaned (man I need a liner back there - ideas?).
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby electricpuppyboy » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:02 pm

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Went for a road trip!
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Torquemonster » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:08 am

I fabbed up my front receiver, mounted my winch into the receiver cradle, ran the wires, then gave the Colorado a little drag in park, just to test it all out
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Plymouth » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:05 pm

A big week for me...after letting my Isuzu Pickup sit and languish for 10 years plus, this week I decided to get it going and drive it. My first move was to wash all the mould and life forms from the outside. The next job will be to free the seized rear brake shoes

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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby batman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:08 pm

Removed entire interior except headliner. Am changing old brown interior to black, big,big job.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby batman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:10 pm

Finished both R. side door panels and repainted all door jambs.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby batman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:11 pm

Batman's interior change.
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby batman » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:17 pm

I have new black carpet and black bucket seats from a 09 Pontiac Vibe. I have repainted all vinyl, door panels, rear seat, seatbelts dash and console, door handles and much more black. Will post pics when I get finished - Batman!!
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby Plymouth » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:16 pm

What paint did you use for the dash, console and door handles ?
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Re: What have you done to your isuzu this week?

Postby batman » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:37 pm

Called a good friend who has been doing paint and body work all his life plus extensive internet research.Console, plastic around shifter, radio housing and many more interior plastic parts are ABS plastic. Very durable but not extremely flexible. Dash is a mixture of different plastics. Once you remove the plastic parts they must be thoroughly cleaned, sanded with grey scotch brite and rinsed. I used a 5 gallon bucket with hot water and dawn dish soap. Submerge the parts and scrub with grey scotch brite. Rinse with hot water and blow dry with compressed air. When dry wipe down with prep-sol to remove any fingerprint oil,wax or any other contaminants. I used SEM brand sandfree adhesion promoter #38363 and SEM satin black color coat #15243. Color coat is designed for use on vinyl, carpet, velour and flexible and rigid plastic. If using on plastics an adhesion promoter must be used. Read the instructions on the adhesion promoter as when to apply the color coat. Door handles, window cranks, knobs are fairly easy to scratch even when using the adhesion promoter. Put several coats of color coat to lessen this problem. Don't try to cover in one or two coats. Use multiple thin coats for best results. I used dupli-color flat black vinyl and fabric specialty coating for all panels and door panels and rear seat. I have only reinstalled the passenger side door panels and weatherstripping and knobs, handles, ashtray, window cranks etc. I will try to post pics of my seats and dash. Thank you-Batman!!
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