Last post on May 10, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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#10 of 13 Re: 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Engine Blown our of nowhere?? [dani808]
Mar 12, 2010 (8:51 am)
Sorry about your bad luck. My 01 uses almost a quart per 1000 miles. The dealer says that according to Isuzu that's "normal" oil consumption.
If I was in your shoes I'd be looking for a salvage motor. It's a 3.2 correct? You should be able to use a motor out of any 2nd generation rodeo and be back in business.
#11 of 13 Re: 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Engine Blown our of nowhere?? [brokenrinker]
May 05, 2010 (7:24 am)
Same thing just happened to my sisters 2001 Isuzu Rodeo. She has done her due diligince in changing the oil every 3000 miles, etc. Changed the oil February 25th & a week ago the vehicle starts making a ticking noise. Stopped at Sears, low on oil - go back to Walmart (who did the oil change) and they added 4 quarts of oil. Don't know where the oil went.... drove home, had a mechanic pick it up and do diagnostics on - Engine Gone.... This is ridiculous. No oil on the bottom side of the engine visible & no gaskets blown.... Salvage motor is about $2300.00 not installed.
#12 of 13 Re: 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Engine Blown our of nowhere?? [dani808]
May 07, 2010 (1:26 pm)
Same thing happened to my 02 rodeo. I was in the middle of the desert of new mexico and heard a knocking sound and so we pulled over and then it wouldn't start. The mechanic there was completely incompetent and said it was my anti theft device, my timing belt, my catalytic converter and my spark plugs, I ended up having to tow to California and it needs a new engine. I had just had an oil change the week before we left on our trip and it registered like I had been driving it with no oil. I am still looking for a used engine for it.
#13 of 13 Re: 2002 Isuzu Rodeo Engine Blown our of nowhere?? [cinderel1a]
May 10, 2010 (9:00 pm)
Exactly same thing happened to my 1999 Rodeo 133K miles on it, suddenly started making knocking sound and stopped and i ended up towing the car to mechanic, where they said engine is dead, on of the piston broke and it is making noise. To replace engine it costs around $4000 for 100k used engine. Car worth itself is $2500. is it worth to invest $4000 ?
I noticed one thing this time my old changes signal came 200 miles before... but i ran one or two time after oil change signal came.
Is there a way to repair the engine with out replacing it? Or is it worth to spend on this car?