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Isuzu Trooper, SUV
Dec 02, 2003 (6:41 am)
Tb Wp and tensioner= $240.79 from St Charles Isuzu
Labor to install $250. I've ordered the parts and scheduled the job.
boxtrooper, just because you like Troopers don't run Chevys down. Some of the drivers I put in Astro vans barely have walking around sense( wholesale produce delivery) and by following a 3000 mile oil change schedule I've had as many as 350k on 4.3 without taking the head off and still get 15-16 mpg. My daily driver is a 2000 Z71 pick up w/5.3 that already has 135k. Been using mobile one since about 10k and change every 10k. Truck runs perfect and looks very good. I've put brakes on once and have worn the leather thru on drivers side seat in a little spot, about $150 to repair. Thats it. Again Troopers are nice but GM trucks are workhorses that you can make a living with or have serious fun with. Try to yank a 20 ft bassboat w/200hp around with a Trooper. Must be why Isuzu puts the 5.7 in their gas model NPR.
#8823 of 11966 doublesharp
Dec 02, 2003 (12:45 pm)
I tow around a 5000lb racecar w/o problems with a stock Trooper. It's got 65K miles of which I've towed with it for about 40K of them. All at 75-80mph, pulled boats out of boat ramps, etc. etc.
GMs RWDbased drivelines are decent, but you have to admit that the rest of the vehicle will fall apart long before a trooper will. The overall package at 200K miles will err on the side of the Trooper. Also if you look at CR which HATES Isuzu, long term reliability is 2nd only to the Toyota 4-runner, I didn't see any of the Blazers/Jimmys/Trailblazers listed in even the top 10!
PS: I'll likely be getting a 2500HD with the Isuzu Diesel motor, only cause I want better milage...
Dec 02, 2003 (12:46 pm)
Must be why Isuzu puts the 5.7 in their gas model NPR. I guess this is why GM put the ISUZU diesel motor in their HD2500 trucks....The GM Diesel motor was pathetic when they had it.
#8825 of 11966 Is there a bigger motor?
Dec 03, 2003 (6:16 am)
Does Isuzu make a bigger or stronger motor for the Trooper overseas? What I would like ideally is a diesel V8 to help pull my camper.
#8826 of 11966 Isuzu Trooper overseas motor
Dec 03, 2003 (7:34 am)
Most of the Troopers of the world are Diesel 3.0L 179hp and 250 ft.lb. torque at 1500 RPM. Great stump pulling rock climbing power in the low end, but the diesel does not accelerate as fast as a gas engine nor does it have the top speed performance like a sports car. I would love to have an Isuzu Diesel Trooper for the MPG, they get 31MPG in the UK, that would be 27MPG on the USA sized gallons. I drive Troopers for 200K+ and 10yr+ and typically the price of all that fuel is more than the purchase price of the Trooper.
#8827 of 11966 Overseas Trooper
Dec 03, 2003 (8:17 am)
Mine is a '02 3.0 turbo-diesel, 160 hp, manual tranny. It usually gets 18MPG on a town traffic (similar as your NYC) and 24MPG on a highway. I mean the USA sized gallons.
Dec 03, 2003 (5:21 pm)
Was someone looking for the stereo/mp3/am/fm that a few of us have on here?
Here is pics of mine
#8829 of 11966 I was looking, but cancel that for now
Dec 04, 2003 (9:12 am)
I was laid off Tuesday morning, so non essential items are officially on the back burner. I have two job prospects that are both 90% sure things. I have to decide to stay where I am 2 hr from Uwharrie in a job with a new company or working from my home as my own company like I used to do or move back to my snowy home state for a more interesting and fun job with a company that has been looking to hire me for years.
Move disrupts the kids friends and schedule, but we would be near relatives that the kids really love to be with and I could get back up with lots of people I grew up with. Hmmmm.....
What to do with a few rental homes I own here if I move there?????????
Thanks Paison for the pics. BoxTrooper
Dec 04, 2003 (12:00 pm)
where is there?
#8831 of 11966 Has anyone had...
Dec 04, 2003 (12:43 pm)
their Trooper's starter go bad? Ours seems to be "whirring" (more like a loud metallic screaching for an extra second or so) longer than it needs to in order to get the truck started. Still starts fine, but the noise was enough to concern my wife who usually chugs along without noticing much related to the truck.