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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
#11099 of 11964 Re: hello..all.....new trooper owner here [elctpk]
Dec 30, 2005 (5:53 am)
I will attempt to answer the performance stuff for elctpk. My 2 cents worth:
1.) The engine must breath well to perform well. I use a K&N original equipment replacement air filter which seems to breath a little easier than a new clean paper filter. My mecanic shop will do the K&N filter cleaning for me cheaper than replacing paper filters. I tried the kit where you replace the whole intake box with a cone shaped one, but I saw that the filter was too exposed to flying debris directly off the radiator fan, so I sent that back.
2.) The exhaust I once researched in depth (several years ago for my 1995) I found an exhaust manufacturer in the UK that makes an aftermarket exhaust for the "Isuzu Duty" what they call a Trooper over there, and he said that the stock exhaust is about as efficient and free flowing as it can be without making a lot of noise. So I keep a stock exhaust.
3.) Braking. It is my personal preference to stay on top of brake maintenance maybe to the extreme since braking is important to me. When I bought my 2001 Trooper used with 29K miles on it I immediately flushed the brake lines with new fluid.
4.) Not wanting to take any chances with oils, I had all the oils changed. Front and Rear Differentials, manual transmission, and power steering. All with products from http://www.RedLineOil.com.
5.) My 2001 has always used synthetic oil, I promptly changed the oil again keeping with synthetic.
6.) Tires make a lot of difference in handling. I have run Bridgestone Dueler AT Revo tires and am now using Yokohama Geolander G051's. Both are great performers. The Revos would be my first choice off road or in snow country, the G051's for mostly road driving are a little quieter than the already very quiet Revos. Size 265/70R16 look better without killing fuel economy. 275/70R16 and even 33 inch tall 285/75R16 would fit even without a lift, but if you're into big tires go with the OME set for suspension. Compare tires online at places such as http://www.tirerack.com
7.) Suspension. I use the OME kit for medium firmness. This gives a very soft nice ride on slow little bumps and great control on larger faster bumps. It also gives a 1.5 inch lift. I'd prefer only half that much extra lift since the Trooper seems to have plenty of clearance for my use alrady, but the great ride and control are worth having to have the 1.5 inch lift.
8.) I don't have this but If I put on an aftermaket front bumper with a winch such as the ARB unit, I'd also go with the SwayAway stiffer front torsion bars because of the extra weight to prevent diving when stopping.
9.) Poly sway bar bushings are nice for better cornering, but if you have tire vibrations might transmit the vibrations to the frame more than the stock rubber bushings.
#11100 of 11964 Trooper timing belt cost
Dec 30, 2005 (2:55 pm)
I checked with my local dealer about getting the timing belt and water pump replaced on my 2000 Trooper LS. He quoted about $800 for both. I think it's time to look around for an independent mechanic to get a price. Anybody been through this lately?
Thanks and have a happy new year.
#11101 of 11964 Timing belt replacement
Dec 30, 2005 (5:56 pm)
Yep, I used an independent a few months back and it cost me $200 to get the timing belt replaced. He said he would recommend replacing the water pump at the same time since he would be there anyway with the tear down. He called me when he got it dis-assembled and said the water pump looked so good, that he did NOT recommend me replacing it. So I didn't. The price included the new belt which was about $90 bucks. Very reasonable price I thought.
#11102 of 11964 Re: Timing belt replacement [bsmart1]
Dec 31, 2005 (3:42 am)
Usually the labor cost is high for timing belt changes. So, most people will also change the water pump and timing belt tensioner while its all apart. These extra parts get "free" installation since the timing belt replacement clears the way. On Troopers the timing belt tensioner might make a clicking noise if it starts to fail.
#11103 of 11964 Re: Timing belt replacement [bsmart1]
Dec 31, 2005 (1:48 pm)
That's interesting. I'm not sure I agree. Short of them leaking or having the bearing go, they always look fine. I will replace anyway regardless of how it looks. In my mind, the whole point is to zero-time the pump, tensioner, and idlers so that they don't individually fail down the road.
#11105 of 11964 Keyless Entry Trooper Aftermarket
Dec 31, 2005 (10:54 pm)
I have a 2000 isuzu, it had keyless entry on it, but limited to like 20ft, and ugly remote. So i purchased a bull dog (www.bulldogsecurity.com) remote start, and keyless entry.
For the remote start working easily, Now this is my problem, I can't get the door locks to work. I got the door lock to work, not door unlock. (already replaced the bulldog unit, it's not that)
When i press the unlock it makes the click in the box, but nothing happends. It says in the car, that the blue/yellow and orange/blk wire is unlock, and the lght green/red and orange/blk is lock, since the orange/blk wire is the same, this is how i have it hooked up.
unlock wire (from bulldog) going to orange/blk and blue yellow
lock wire (from bulldog) going to same orange/blk and light green/red wire
Lock will work, but not unlock. Now if I take the wire and ground it, it will continully unlock, so i know it's the right wire
Does anyone follow this, and know what the problem is?
#11107 of 11964 Re: Poor Fuel Mileage in a Trooper?? [bsmart1]
Jan 01, 2006 (4:57 pm)
when you say you installed the 750 ohm resistor in series, does this mean you plugged it back in? wouldnt that cut the resistor value in half? I am curious, the other posts
I have read on this say to install a resistor value of about 7500 ohm, depending on your location in the US. Also, would this mean not to plug it back in to the thermistor? Give me some help here. I want to install a 7500 ohm resistor, but I am unclear as if I am to plug it back in, or just install the resistor across the leads of the plug. please advise......
Jan 04, 2006 (11:22 am)
recently bought a trooper duty 3.1 td.1993 model ran out of fuel. everything primed up ready to go but wont start. anti-theft light keeps flashing. help