Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Ownership Review: Remapped 165BHP [35K Kms Crossed]


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Guys an important task for all Isuzu Vcross owners to do, as most are aware clutch failures have embarrassed Isuzu enough - luckily for me at 35k i have had no failures or even symptoms!
Isuzu has already issued a recall since some time and has been emailing customers in a batch mode.

I went ahead and got mine done (though i didn't get any email) but since i was planning a trip didn't want to drive in the fear of the clutch pedal going dead in a remote place.

Isuzu have been replacing master cylinder left right and center for many customers but most cases the problem appear to reappear - this was frustrating for most customers and embarrassing for both Isuzu Japan and India.
The core of the issue actually has been the rubber pipe that goes to the master cylinder eventually(heating up and) ended up producing small rubber particles that contaminated the master cylinder and had it fail. So essentially it isnt exactly the master cylinder which was originally thought to be the culprit.

The solution to this problem is to fit a new improved pipe(hopefully) and a new master cylinder and do a full oil replacement and bleeding. Pics as below :-
This time also experienced the new Bavaria dealer in Pune and was very pleasantly surprised with both their customer engagement and their technical expertise(apart from the facilities).
This was done as part of warranty and i wasn't charged anything, the whole process was done in an hr or so.

Emptied the oil
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Old master cylinder and pipe
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New pipe and master cylinder
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The core of the issue actually has been the rubber pipe that goes to the master cylinder eventually(heating up and) ended up producing small rubber particles that contaminated the master cylinder and had it fail. So essentially it isnt exactly the master cylinder which was originally thought to be the culprit.
It is never easy to diagnose consequential damage and Isuzu did a good job at it. Good that a recall has been issued.
 
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