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Old 03-07-2016, 07:34 PM   #407
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Triumph sports cars for years had greaseable water pumps. I think that changed sometime in the 60s.
Yeah; If the Triumph 3500 V8, which was basically two Triumph slant 4's welded together had a grease able water pump, it didn't help, as the drive gears would shear, leading to failure.......one of many faults that the Triumph 3500 had.

It still amazes me that BL already had the brilliant Buick designed 3500 but Triumph decided to design their own V8 of the same displacement.I guess that's why my Dad bought a new 1969 MGC.

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Yeah; If the Triumph 3500 V8, which was basically two Triumph slant 4's welded together had a grease able water pump, it didn't help, as the drive gears would shear, leading to failure.......one of many faults that the Triumph 3500 had.

It still amazes me that BL already had the brilliant Buick designed 3500 but Triumph decided to design their own V8 of the same displacement.I guess that's why my Dad bought a new 1969 MGC.

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I don't think their V8s had greaseable water pumps

I think Triumph (BL) felt designing inhouse was better than out sourcing. Hindsight might have suggested otherwise!
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Old 03-10-2016, 12:37 PM   #409
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Ive been slowly putting together at set of "on-board" parts. Since I have the Isuzu diesel I thought it was essential for my peace of mind while on the road to who knows where. This is my inventory, what would you fellas add?

Alternator
Voltage regulator
Continuous duty 85amp solenoid
Alternator belts
2 lower, 1 upper fuel filter
Oil filter
Thermostat
1 spare air line for front air bag
Valve cover gasket
Upper and lower radiator hoses

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So what would you add considering its the turbo diesel?
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Ball joints...sorry, couldn't resist.

Good list....spare front door lock
windshield wiper (just one)
assortment of fuses
spare portable compressor that can be hooked up to your air ride and
powered by the generator to air up the bags as it hurts to drive with
them down.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:18 PM   #411
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Somehow I knew you would be the one to suggest ball joints....hmmmmmmm, how did I know .
I believe I am psychic.
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12 ton bottle jack, couple of short 2x6 wood pieces, fence post, lug nut cross.. beats waiting hours and hours for road service to show or not.
Almost better to ask what got other stranded before or didn't , since they carried ...???
#1 Starter
#2 fuel filter
#3 Radiator stop leak
#4 assorted fuel lines
#5 assortment of electr wires fixes.


List of auto part store locations
Do you ever make a mental note when you pass an auto part store when you are on the road?
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Interesting point Peter. I do carry all the usual items that you n Tony mentioned as far as small repairs are concerned. Electrical repair items, bottle jack n cheater, that sort of stuff. I guess I am wondering about items that might be specific to running the Isuzu diesel. It seems to me that list of spare parts may be a bit different than the gassers. Since parts are much harder to obtain for the diesel. Plus, things like the starter, alternator, and other parts are so much more expensive, I have to draw the line somewhere. I waited this long just to search out the alternator and voltage regulator because I thought I was going to be dropping $600+ on the alt. Ended up getting it at a huge discount.

I think a starter might be added to the list, who knows what they cost. Just kinda wondering what the other Isuzu diesel owners would carry as far as parts for their motor and rig.
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Cross spark plugs and wires off your list!
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Wonder if I can return those.......
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Wonder if I can return those.......
Send them to me....
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One of my fun stories that needs a discerning audience is about my 1984 Mercedes 190D. I saw it for sale on Ebay at a local Donation place, and was interested to note that the description stated that the vehicle had "an ignition problem, and should not be driven" I went and looked t it before the auction end and the guy said that the ignition issue was that once started, the engine would not turn off... This obviously effected the bidding and I won her for $580. The issue turned out to be a split vacuum hose to the fuel shutoff valve and took me 2 mins to fix! The "Valet Key" that it came with would not open the glovebox... I ordered a new set of keys from Mercedes and upon opening the glovebox I found a service records and receipts from one family going back to the day they bought it! 6 years and 50k miles @ 33mpg later, I still have her and is the best $500 bucks I ever spent!
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WOW! Love stories like that!!!

I guess the reason I ask about "on board parts" is that I just dont have the mechanical knowledge as many if you guys have. Ive turned my share of wrenches through the years but only on the most basic of engine maintenance. I have even less knowledge of diesels and then throw in the fact that these Isuzu 6bd1 s are industrial or marine engines with limited parts suppliers, well Im out if my comfort zone pretty quick. Ive learned an awful lot over the past three years, thanks to you guys and Google. Sooooo, I guess I am wondering if its a good idea to invest the money up front on carrying these spares and what parts are the smartest to have with..........and Im sure it will happen like this. Ill invest $1500 in spare/hard to get parts and break down in the middle of some swamp in Louisiana, it will be a $5 dollar part Im not carrying
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...Ill invest $1500 in spare/hard to get parts and break down in the middle of some swamp in Louisiana, it will be a $5 dollar part Im not carrying
Mike, surely you're old enough to realize that's just the way the world works
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