Last post on Apr 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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Isuzu Trooper, Isuzu Trooper II, SUV
#5 of 15 Re: Procurement [suncloud00]
Jan 13, 2010 (6:41 pm)
Your transmission will only fit the 2.6 engine. The 2.8 has a different bellhousing, and the 3.2 has one that is different from either. There used to be adapters made to fit other engines, but my understanding is they are no longer made.
I would stay away from the Isuzu 3.2 V-6. You will need the complete computer system to install one of these including vehicle speed sensors from the transmission. There is no distributor or carberator on these engines so your only option is computerized.
I have had a: 1987 Trooper II swapped from 2.3 to a 2.6. a 1997 Rodeo 2.6, all stock. A 1994 Trooper 3.2 automatic, and currently am converting a 1991 2.8 automatic Trooper to a 5 speed stick (ouch! more work than I thought it would be) Dennis
#6 of 15 Re: Procurement [dctrooper]
May 01, 2010 (5:47 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 (5:24 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 (7:52 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 (6:39 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 (12:20 am)
no its not possible...
#11 of 15 Re: My 1988 Trooper II Questions [mpm55]
Oct 02, 2010 (8:34 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 (8:39 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 (3:52 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.