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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
#11734 of 11966 Re: Trooper /re-packaged Acura/ oil consumption [myhuns2]
Apr 28, 2008 (1:18 pm)
Most Isuzu 3.5L engines appear to have this problem. This is a change I had made on my vehicle which helped resolve my oil consumption issue: About four years ago I found some info on replacing the oil filter plug and installing a larger filter (V6 Ford Ranger PH8 extended mileage type filter) on my 2000 Trooper LS. This adds about another 1/2 qt. to the oil capacity and should help reduce heat and improve circulation. I also started using Mobil synthetic oil (recently upgraded to their new Gold synthetic). The new filter is more than twice the size of the old one and with the oil change, I now burn less than half the amount of oil (approx. 1 qt. every 3-4 months). It may take about one change cycle before you notice a significant improvement.
#11735 of 11966 Re: '02 Trooper Brake Job. [quickstep]
Apr 28, 2008 (1:22 pm)
FYI to my previous response with regards to the brake replacement issue. I had 74K miles on my Trooper before needing replacement and it appears that is not that uncommon for this vehicle. I wonder if they made any changes to them after the 2000 model year?
#11736 of 11966 Re: seat adjustments [bluedevils]
Apr 28, 2008 (1:26 pm)
I have a 2000 Trooper LS and am not aware of this item. Do you know if it was standard on the LS?
#11737 of 11966 Keyless Entry System
Apr 28, 2008 (1:36 pm)
I had lost my original keyless entry clicker for my 2000 Trooper and have since purchased a total of three replace units from the Internet. I have attempted to reprogram each of them and none of them will activate. I have tried both procedures; new and additional, but neither works. The serial #''s / key codes are the same as my original. Is there any condition which would disable this system and keep it from programming? Any suggestions?
#11738 of 11966 Catalytic Converter
May 21, 2008 (12:39 pm)
Pretty sure I need a new cat conv (pass side). Is this something a "non mech" like myself could do (saw one on ebay ($95) and it looks like it just bolts on with the flanges)? What should I expect to pay if a mech did this job (in Tulsa)?
#11739 of 11966 Re: Catalytic Converter [mpel]
May 21, 2008 (1:17 pm)
Most muffler shops offer non-OEM cats for around $100. Installation is extra. You would really need too climb under and look at the bolts and flange condition before deciding if you could do it yourself. Sometimes replacement flange kits are necessary and chances are bolts will break or be frozen; bottom line is if you are adept at tools and mechanical stuff, you can probably do it. As a simple parts swap, it is NOT normally that easy.
Here in Michigan, I paid $150 for aftermarket Cat and installation at the muffler shop (non chain store) about two years ago.
Hope this helps.
#11740 of 11966 Re: Catalytic Converter [atfdmike]
May 21, 2008 (2:15 pm)
A guy at the dealership did say that it's important to get a "good" cat if not OEM because of the O2 sensors...a different or "cheap" cat may "run" or "burn" differently and the O2 sensors may pick up on it and give me an CEL (something about the running too "rich" of "lean").
#11741 of 11966 engine replacement
Jun 16, 2008 (1:36 am)
hey what's up everyone? just wondering if anyone knows what i'd be looking at to pay for a new or used engine for my 1999 trooper. i know nothing about vehicles and don't want to get ripped off. i did get one estimate of 3000 for used and 4000 for a new one. does this sound about right? and if so how much would be too much for labor? thanks again.
#11742 of 11966 Re: engine replacement [ghost329]
Jun 16, 2008 (5:23 am)
for 3000 dollars i would think that it would be fitted,Sorry i cant help with costs as i am in the Uk and you can buy a really good second hand engine here with a warrantee for about 1200 dollars or you can have your engine rebuilt for about 2600 dollars,have you checked out ebay you never know what you can buy there and at a good price
#11743 of 11966 Re: engine replacement [egyptgerry]
Jun 16, 2008 (7:38 am)
hey thanks and yes i went to ebay immediately after posting my question and seen what i believe were some pretty good deals. just got to save up the cash now but thanks again.
Oh and besides ebay i seen one for 2495 rebuilt.
if anyone knows where i can get a cheaper one or a new one for the same price or maybe a little more please let me know thanks guys.