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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
#7646 of 11965 Re: some questions dnestr
Apr 24, 2003 (8:18 am)
If by "a control stick on automatic transmission" you are looking for a way to check the automatic transmission fluid level, there is no such "dip stick" device on 1992-2002 Trooper automatics.
Oil consumption on most Troopers is like any other vehicle, very little or not even measurable oil consumption. But, some Troopers do consume oil even when at low miles. The standard response from Isuzu or GM or Ford or Chrysler etc.. for any vehicle is that "It is considered normal and acceptable oil consumption up to 1qt/1000miles". This is a sad but true fact.
My 1984 Trooper consumed oil around 0.5qt/1000miles at 30000 miles and around 1qt/1000miles at 201000 miles. That little 1984 1.9L was "the little engine that could". It was trouble free except for the oil consumption.
My 1995 Trooper 3.2L does not consume any measurable amount of oil in normal driving, but pulling a heavy trailer it will consume 0.5L/1000miles, maybe more than that. I check the oil often when towing. I have an oil pressure gage on the dash that I use to watch over the oil situation and my 3.2L engine is the one that has the lifter ticking problem if the oil gets low or dirty, so I think I would get plenty of warning of low oil if that were to happen.
#7647 of 11965 92-02 Dip Sticks
Apr 24, 2003 (8:33 am)
Actually most of the 4L30Es that are in 92-02 Do have dipsticks. The 97->02 don't have dipsticks. Maybe some of the pre 97 don't either, but I know several 94 and 96 owners who do have them.
#7648 of 11965 Oil consumption
Apr 24, 2003 (9:10 am)
I just added half a quart the other day, it was about 2,200 miles since the oil change, so it burned roughly 0.25 quarts in 1,000 miles. And I use 5W-30 Mobil One, which some people say will be burned faster than heavier weight non-synthetic...
Alexey, I bet you are having "fun" trying to translate all these English units of measure into metric!
#7649 of 11965 re:dnestr
Apr 24, 2003 (11:07 am)
"Don't use Motor oil in your TOD unit. Regular part-time transfer cases use Gear oil, but none I know of use motor oil"
It is not correct t-case on 97 Rodeo 3.2l auto
use 5w30 motor oil.
Apr 24, 2003 (11:18 am)
Hmm, interesting. Considering that I owned a '97 rodeo! In either case, you would not put gear/motor oil into a TOD unit.
#7651 of 11965 good purchase
Apr 24, 2003 (11:48 am)
Now I'm satisfied and I believe my Trooper will be a reliable SUV for several years. There is not AT's dipstick, means fluid level must be constant and no need to check it between service interval.
However, there arn't (in Russia)official Isuzu sales any more since they stop to produce trooper. So sad. I do not consider Opel Frontera (European Rodeo) to be Isuzu because frontera has 2.0 or 2.2L opel engines and it purchased through opel dealers. Also Axiom and that SUV which has a strange name Ascender are for US market only as I know). All it means that genuine spare parts will get high prices,and an addition to this it will be problematic to have the qualified service in the future.
Such a conception...
#7652 of 11965 Isuzu Roof Rack Options
Apr 24, 2003 (11:54 am)
Philbra - IMHO the roof rack you put on your trooper depends alot on what you want to carry.
For bikes and snowboards/skis, I'd look at the hitch mounted options. Alot of the new Thule hitch mount bike carriers can be transformed to ski carriers. Plus its nice and easy to load from the rear of the truck.
If you want cargo or watersports, you have to go to the roof. The Thule / Yakima racks are cheapest to buy, have the most sport components, and are found everywhere. Unfortunately, they are supposed to be removed when not in use and can damage your vehicle (I have a Thule on the Subaru).
The other option is the safari type rack. It is expensive, but mounts to your roof via the "lifting points". Japanese Isuzu Bighorns have roof rails that mount here, so they are load bearing.
Tough choices...ideally Isuzu would import Bighorn roof rails for use on Troopers but that's not going to happen.
Personally I will probably install the safari rack if I can be sure that Thule components (like fairings and a kayak carrier) will attach to the safari rack top crossbars.
Anybody have a safari rack (like Surco) with Thule or Yakima components attached?
Apr 24, 2003 (12:54 pm)
"Spare Me" rack by Thule fits on the spare tire mount. Has an option kit to fit skis too.
hitch mount bike carriers will probably need to be used with a 2" hitch extender to clear the spare tire. The longer double connection means twice the wobble and the wobble distance is larger due to the longer reach.
I will eventually need to carry up to 6 bikes. I will put two on the "Spare Me" and four on the roof. For now the smaller kids bikes can go inside, but they are growing fast.
Bikes on the roof takes away 2mpg. The permanent mount expedition racks IMHO would also cost you at the gas pump.
#7654 of 11965 Trooper Tow Vehicle Performance vs Suburban
Apr 25, 2003 (11:02 am)
My 1995 Trooper outperforms 1/2 ton Chevy Suburban in towing the same boat. As determined by the boat discussion and many compalints there by Suburban owners that they experience excessive sway problems while Trooper owners do not. Power Weight and Wheelbase are not everything. The Trooper is also more maneuverable when towing because of the smaller turning circle.
Of course, as expected, the 3/4 ton Suburban tows much better than the Trooper.
#7655 of 11965 TOD probelm , SAME as "chporter's"
Apr 25, 2003 (11:30 am)
Hi chporter, I hope you see this post.
I have the SAME EXACT problem you described.
Usually ,my 99 won't engage when it is hot ,
intermitent cold or warm. It's driving me crazy.
I brought it into the dealer for a clunking
into 4WD when it was hot and they never could
fix that problem so I haven't bother to bring this problem to them yet. I'd like to see if you
can describe the fix , I'm a little confused on some parts. But let me try this weekend if the rain holds off.