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TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby Challenger » August 29th, 2014, 11:09 am

I realised that there are alot of Dmax on the road an thought that owners of them should have there own thread like all the other brands do. All positive contributions welcome. If anyone knows how this thread can become a sticky please share. Thanks

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby Challenger » August 30th, 2014, 9:50 am

Has anyone been able to find any manuals (service, parts etc.) on the new dmax online i have not been able to locate any as yet and from what i have been readin it seems to be very difficult to find online.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby Challenger » September 12th, 2014, 1:36 pm

wey boy dmax owners around to contribute to this thread

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby droppa » September 15th, 2014, 7:41 am

D-MAX owners like they keeping a low, so far I have to do a lift for one guy, guessing he got my number from here, when I work on it I will post some info here as how it went, looking forward to doing it, but time is really challenging these days......

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby MGATT » December 3rd, 2014, 11:15 pm

I just posted on the forum after being surprised by the new 4x4 Extended Cab Dmax I saw in SSL Pos, after going in to see the dual cab 4X4. Seriously considering the Dmax, since it is best in class for fuel efficiency, looks good outside, and has an updated executive look inside in the LS version. Also, it is cheaper than the Navara, BT-50, Ranger, and Hilux while commanding similar or equal specs.
The rear seats are also comfortable and roomy, far more than the Navara, can't say for the others.
Scheduling a test drive will make all the difference. For someone on a budget my money goes further here.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby ODDNATION 1 » January 18th, 2015, 2:18 pm

Anyone knows any solution to the acceleration problem with the new manual d max. There is some sort of annoying delay in the accelerator pedal when a gear is engaged.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby DVSTT » January 18th, 2015, 2:23 pm

ODDNATION 1 wrote:Anyone knows any solution to the acceleration problem with the new manual d max. There is some sort of annoying delay in the accelerator pedal when a gear is engaged.


Those have the e throttle?

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby ODDNATION 1 » January 18th, 2015, 2:25 pm

Yep e throttle

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby trinibajan34 » September 1st, 2015, 12:32 pm

i test drive the fully loaded manual 3 weeks ago and i must say i love how it drove. drove up the lady from hilton side didn't even have to shift down to make the first bend , just stayed i second gear and it climbed up effortlessly. It also has great reviews online.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby trinibajan34 » September 1st, 2015, 3:28 pm

Anyone having any issues with their dmax , the new model 2013 up?

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby bcozier » February 10th, 2016, 12:22 pm

i recently bought a older model d-max, maybe like 6 months ago....mileage is now about 120k. i am getting some problems with the gearbox now though, 3rd and reverse not going in.

Any ideas as to what is causing this?

Also i have been hearing that the gearbox oil should be a very light oil, could you tuners share your views, opinions or experiences with these vehicles so that we can prevent these issuses

thanks

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby speedjunkie » February 11th, 2016, 5:58 pm

Gear box is a synchro mesh type. It uses the engine oil.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby R.A0007 » February 11th, 2016, 7:34 pm

I have a older model dmax and gearbox problem from day one, in traffic you does have to bang in the gears, but while driving it going in smooth

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby richgold1000 » February 11th, 2016, 9:36 pm

I need to get 4x2 left door

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby bcozier » February 12th, 2016, 9:54 am

speedjunkie wrote:Gear box is a synchro mesh type. It uses the engine oil.


so you saying the same 15w-40 i use for the engine would work for the gearbox... and how often would it need to change then?

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby speedjunkie » February 12th, 2016, 3:31 pm

Yes. Southern sales made a mistake with mine for d first gear box oil change . They called d next day and had to flush d gear box.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby bcozier » February 17th, 2016, 2:41 pm

thanks....

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby Usual Suspect » May 5th, 2016, 3:28 pm

How much gear oil is needed for a change since it using the same 15w40 and any specific brand cause I using the Kendall DX in my engine so could that be used in the gearbox as well

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby trini_spark » October 28th, 2017, 4:55 pm

[quote="Usual Suspect"]How much gear oil is needed for a change since it using the same 15w40 and any specific brand cause I using the Kendall DX in my engine so could that be used in the gearbox as well[/quote.
dont use engine oil....the manual say to use manual transmission synchromesh fluid with the grade 5w-30

for my first change i used castrol edge synthetic 5w-30 and the gears were a bit noisyy...until i find that amsoil have the manual transmission synchromesh fluid the grade is the same... you can call prolube and ask them which retailer has it or .is like 85$ a quart

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby nervewrecker » October 28th, 2017, 4:58 pm

Anyone has the new dmax?

Any issues?

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby trini_spark » October 28th, 2017, 6:35 pm

nothing major ..

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby dlion » March 4th, 2018, 12:07 pm

I have a DMax 3L AT 2012 old model. Awesome vehicle for the price.
Now there is a random clunking sound coming from outside. sounds like it was the brakes sticking and then moving, but pulled front& back brakes, and all ok. The sound is mostly on slowing to stop, or accelerating from stop. may have to check links now.
Any advice?
Thanks.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby trinibajan34 » March 6th, 2018, 12:41 pm

nervewrecker wrote:Anyone has the new dmax?

Any issues?

no issues to report , have had mine since last year May, fuel consumption is awesome, i get 850km approx to a tank of diesel . The tyres are crap, if you have the money change them .

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby civic minded » March 7th, 2018, 6:14 am

i went and test drove it - it was ok - honestly was expecting more torque since test drove the 3.0 auto 4x4 but it is decent - price is best too for brand new , one thing i really worried about is the resale value when time to sell

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby trinibajan34 » March 7th, 2018, 12:46 pm

civic minded wrote:i went and test drove it - it was ok - honestly was expecting more torque since test drove the 3.0 auto 4x4 but it is decent - price is best too for brand new , one thing i really worried about is the resale value when time to sell

I bought mine cause my ranger was costing me money in repairs. had repair the gear box twice ,then the engine went last year, had to buy a foreign used engine. That there was last straw. I have been watching the dmax since 2015. I'ts the cheapest on the market. When i bought mine 4x4 midspec manual it was $177k, i really wanted the fully loaded manual but funds wont allow it. There is a local dmax group on facebook and de men love their max.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby civic minded » March 7th, 2018, 1:05 pm

I had the 3.0 ranger and the touque from that compared to this was not in comparison. But never the less, you buy this van for value

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby goalpost » June 14th, 2018, 8:15 pm

Had the 2.5 Dmax manual a few years ago. Bought it in 2015. Had no problems whatsoever. Sold it in 2017.

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby supernedd » September 6th, 2018, 8:48 pm

MGATT wrote:I just posted on the forum after being surprised by the new 4x4 Extended Cab Dmax I saw in SSL Pos, after going in to see the dual cab 4X4. Seriously considering the Dmax, since it is best in class for fuel efficiency, looks good outside, and has an updated executive look inside in the LS version. Also, it is cheaper than the Navara, BT-50, Ranger, and Hilux while commanding similar or equal specs.
The rear seats are also comfortable and roomy, far more than the Navara, can't say for the others.
Scheduling a test drive will make all the difference. For someone on a budget my money goes further here.
the engine still too loud . even when new

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby supernedd » September 6th, 2018, 8:50 pm

trinibajan34 wrote:
civic minded wrote:i went and test drove it - it was ok - honestly was expecting more torque since test drove the 3.0 auto 4x4 but it is decent - price is best too for brand new , one thing i really worried about is the resale value when time to sell

I bought mine cause my ranger was costing me money in repairs. had repair the gear box twice ,then the engine went last year, had to buy a foreign used engine. That there was last straw. I have been watching the dmax since 2015. I'ts the cheapest on the market. When i bought mine 4x4 midspec manual it was $177k, i really wanted the fully loaded manual but funds wont allow it. There is a local dmax group on facebook and de men love their max.
which ranger.? auto or manual.. wl engine?

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Re: TECH THREAD ISUZU D-MAX

Postby Ted_v2 » September 12th, 2018, 4:54 pm

These are excellent, i work on alot of 4x2 high models. very impressive. Very superior vehicle than nav, hilux ect excellent build quality.

they use two fuel filters, 1111 sakura, same thing as hilux and the new sportiero.

note, change the fuel filters at least every 20k. The one at the bottom isa scn but could be done if your a diy guy. need to remove 3 17mm bolts and hose clamp the hose into the filter, because the filter is lower than the fuel tank and gravity feed.

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