Last post on Apr 27, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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Isuzu Trooper, Isuzu Trooper II, SUV
#6 of 15 Re: Procurement [dctrooper]
May 01, 2010 (6:47 pm)
im also interested in swapping the same engine into a 1988 trooper.Ofcourse i will have to look for a 3.2 v6 along with the manual tranny and housing..but is it possible?
will modifications have to be made to the engine bay?or could you direct me to a site/person who could advise me on this or if you know of anyone who has succesfully performed such a swap.the only reason why i want to use the late model 6ve1 engine is cos i used to own 01 swb trooper and i loved the engine to bit.i would really appreciate a reply
#7 of 15 Re: Procurement [abms2k]
May 12, 2010 (6:24 pm)
I can't say whether a 3.2 or 3.5 will fit in the engine bay of the 1988 Trooper. I think the best bet is with the GM V-6s. You don't have to use a 2.8. The 3.1 (91-92 Rodeos) is a direct drop in. If you use the Rodeo transmission, you will need to swap speedometer gears - both of them. There is also the option of using a GM 3.4. This engine was used in the Camaros. The 3.1 or 3.4 has to come from a rear wheel drive car. There are all kinds of goodies available for the GM based V-6s. I don't think there is anything available for the Isuzu (3.2 or 3.5) V-6s other than air filters.
There are some Trooper sites, but different sites have different information. A goo gle search is your best bet. Dennis
Jun 12, 2010 (8:52 am)
Swapping the 4 cyl out of my trooper. Hoping to drop in a 3.1 v6. Is there a computer issue and bellhousing match.
#9 of 15 3.2 Swap??
Jun 13, 2010 (7:39 pm)
I have a 1996 Trooper with 212000 miles and had nothing but problems with it over the years. I really like the vehicle but I would like to swap it out with a more dependable engine. Any Ideas??
#10 of 15 Re: Procurement [dctrooper]
Sep 21, 2010 (1:20 am)
no its not possible...
#11 of 15 Re: My 1988 Trooper II Questions [mpm55]
Oct 02, 2010 (9:34 pm)
I'm looking for a 2.6l, 4ZE1, of that vintage. I need to replace the block in mne. Is there anyway we can get in contact without violating the rules of tis forum?
#12 of 15 Re: Procurement [dctrooper]
Oct 02, 2010 (9:39 pm)
I recently bought an 89 with AT and the trans is acting up, only shifting at or over 4500rpm, and I haven't yet gotten it into top gear.
I have all the parts from a manual 88 and was thinking to use them to convert.
What are the problems/difficulties you are having in making this conversion?
#14 of 15 Engine and transmission swap
Apr 12, 2012 (4:52 am)
I have a 96 trooper with a 3.2,with engine issues. There's a 99 trooper 3.5 for sale,($850) engine an transmission are good. What I'm wanting to know is,can I do a engine and transmission swap from the 99, into my 96. And what problems will I have.
#15 of 15 92 to 93 trooper engine swap
Apr 27, 2012 (7:47 pm)
I have a 3.2L Trooper LS manufactured NOV 1992, standard transmission, 152,000 miles. I acquired it from a friend who had purchased it maybe 5 years and close to 10,000 miles before it came to me. He had it looked at before he purchased it and could not get a clear diagnosis about the excessively loud tapping sound that eminates when it runs. He was told that it might last 50 miles or 50,000. I always wondered that it was a failing valve clattering but would have thought it would have gotten much worse by now. It runs well but is really loud. It seems to flutter less around 3500 rpm. I got it with the intention of just running it till it dies, but the sound has not gotten any worse. Now over the years I've had I've put on new shocks, and tires, and new brakes, and stereo. The 4WD works great! So, I start wondering about keeping it going...
My friend crashed her Trooper LS, 3.2L, manufactured in April 1993, Automatic transmission, 225,000 miles. Her parents diligently maintained the car before giving it to her. It seemed to run perfectly and the truck was in great shape. The car was totalled but the motor appears to be undamaged.
The engine family codes do not match. 93-PSZ3.2T5FCK 92-PSZ3.2T5FCH9
Can I even consider swapping these motors? Should I even consider it?