New NPR and NQR Transmission Fluid Requirements

From late 2007 and up, NQR and NPR Imported Trucks come with a new type of automatic transmission that requires an inexpensive silicone-based transmission fluid.

It is a must that you use a silicone-based fluid such as Isuzu SCS Automatic Transmission Fluid — Isuzu part # 2-90531-200-0.  If you don’t use the proper fluid, it will burn up your transmission in a matter of a day.  You cannot use regular automatic transmission fluid or a petroleum based fluid in the NQR or NPR trucks built after late 2007.  This fluid is not expensive at all, it costs about the same as Dexron.

We have already seen what using the wrong fluid will do to the transmission. We have had several transmissions that were burnt-up under warranty because they had used regular Dexron/Mercon fluid.

Which models require the new fluid?

Isuzu started producing this transmisison in mid-2007, some ’07 models use the fluid and some don’t.  Anything later than ’07 will require the new transmission fluid and late model 2007 trucks will require the new transmission fluid as well.

How to Identify Your 2007 Model NPR or NQR

Late model 2007 trucks will require the new silicone-based fluid such as Isuzu SCS Automatic Transmission Fluid — Isuzu part # 2-90531-200-0.  If you have a 2007 model Isuzu NPR or NQR, you can easily identify if you have the old style ’07 or the new style ’07, by the door handle.  It’s that easy.

If you have the new style – a late ’07 (bottom photo) – you need to use the silicone-based fluid such as Isuzu SCS Automatic Transmission Fluid — Isuzu part # 2-90531-200-0.  It is very important not to mix the fluids, know which one you need.

Fluid Requirements on Dip Stick

Also, you can identify what fluid you need by looking at the top of the disptick tube located on the driver’s side of the truck aftery oyou’ve flipped the cab forward .

The dispstick tube will be located right where the motor and transmission bolt together just behind where the starter bolts to the transmission. At the top of that tube, the small print will tell you what kind of fluid your truck requires, an SCS fluid or an ATM fluid.  The SCS is the new silicone-based one.

We realize that the trucks that we sell parts for are critical for your business. We want to do everything we can to help you succeed and to keep your Isuzu NPR box trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso, Hino and UD mid-range box trucks, Chevy W3500, W4500, W5500 trucks and any other vehicles in your fleet running.

 

Some Tips and Tricks to Follow While Buying a Used Truck

Buying a used truck can be a viable option for many people who want to buy a truck for business purpose or self-employment purposes as new trucks can be quite expensive. In the past, it was much more difficult to get the exact model and brand of truck you want and which falls within your budget too. You probably had to go through the hassle of visiting used truck showrooms or meet the owners of the used trucks yourself. But with the advent of e-commerce, you just need to go online and specify the model and brand of truck you want and a search engine will give you a long list of used trucks available for sale- either directly posted by the owner or by a used truck dealer. If you do your research well you can get lucky and find cheap used trucks which is still in a very good condition.
Some people buy new trucks to start a transport business or for other self-employment purposes but if they find that their business is not doing well and they are actually incurring losses, they quickly shut down their trucking business. They sell these trucks which are all still in mint condition to used truck dealers or post it in ads; these are the best kind of used trucks in USA to buy.
Purchasing a used truck comes with its share of risks. You are never really sure if you are getting the best value for your money. If you are looking to buy a used truck there are a number of points that should be taken into consideration to ensure that you get a quality vehicle.
You can browse through the internet to find a number of helpful websites which are designed for the sole purpose of educating the customer about how to get the best value for your money. These websites have ratings, reliable information and reviews from past customers. Since online stores are not located in a particular location and can ship anywhere, you can even order international truck parts wherever you are.
Before you make any kind of payment, make sure about the condition of the used truck like the quality of the engine and capacity. Buyers can also take the help of an independent mechanic to get correct information about the condition of the engine or if it has undergone any major repairs before. Make it a point to check its essential documents like its registration and insurance papers. It is always advisable to accurately know about its reliability, durability and fuel efficiency.
Some other important points to consider are that you should always request a vehicle history report. Most used truck dealerships will provide you with this kind of information and if you are directly buying from the owner of the truck, you should insist he provides you with this information. When buying from a used truck dealer, make sure you know how much your budget is actually so that you can afford all the payment for the insurance, registration and road taxes etc.

To sum it up, buying a used truck of the model and brand you want has become much easier than before; you just need to do proper research on the internet. If you follow the tips given above, buying a used truck can be a very good option if you are on a limited budget and want to save a large amount of money.