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    Thread: Bought ourselves a tough clickity clackity suv...

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      04-02-2012 12:05 PM #1
      Been looking for something with **** gas mileage for the lady to drive to work and me to take the dog to the river and my bike to the trails.

      Happened across a 2 owner, '95 Isuzu Trooper. Even in this, it's gussied up state its still one hell of a capable tank. Now to just quiet these damn lifters/rocker arms down.

      card carrying autocrat.

      my sofa pulls out, but I don't.

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      04-10-2012 09:07 AM #2
      Nice

      I've always been a fan of the 2 door version myself.

      Ravens&
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      04-10-2012 12:16 PM #3
      I've never seen a 2-door 2nd Gen here. I tried to buy a couple different gen 1 montero/raider 2 doors but they sold lightning fast.

      This kinda fell into my lap. 2 owner, well maintained bought for $1900.
      card carrying autocrat.

      my sofa pulls out, but I don't.

    4. 04-11-2012 01:23 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by blackohio View Post
      Now to just quiet these damn lifters/rocker arms down.

      let me know what you figure out. the lifters on my 4.0L TJ are stupid noisy until the oil warms up

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      04-11-2012 02:21 PM #5
      Isuzu had recommended running 0w-30 to help that.

      But this isnt a sticky lifter situation, its wear on the rocker arm i guess thats causing the noise.

      Few people have had good luck running seafoam in the oil for 100 or so miles then changing the oil to help clean to oil passages up. Worth a shot.

      I live in a moderate temperature zone so im not going to worry about a 0w-30 until late August.
      card carrying autocrat.

      my sofa pulls out, but I don't.

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      04-11-2012 02:36 PM #6




      I miss this alot bought it from the original owner 100% stock. That lifter tick is normal

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      04-12-2012 07:41 PM #7
      So in todays news. Yesterday the old lady rear ended some Rav4 in the trooper. Tiny bit of a dent in the hood. Back door of the RAV4 is toast along with the rear window.
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      my sofa pulls out, but I don't.

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      04-15-2012 05:38 AM #8
      I have to admit that I thought you bought a diesel suv by reading the thread title.

      Either way cool purchase those things are tanks!
      I really wish everyone would update their location in their profile!

      Someone buy my car already!!

      Always looking for free firewood to feed my hungry wood stove!

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      04-18-2012 09:50 PM #9
      I had a 97. Lifter noise is definitely common. Harmless from what I hear. My dad now has the 97' with about 260k miles on it.... original motor.

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      04-19-2012 08:40 AM #10
      How are these things out on the highway? Nice cruiser?

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      04-19-2012 09:59 AM #11
      Steerings a bit loose, and it's a bit thirsty for gas but for the most part it's a great drive. Quiet at speed and stable.
      card carrying autocrat.

      my sofa pulls out, but I don't.

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