1989 Isuzu Trooper RS diesel
Price: - Item location: North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, United States
- Make: Isuzu
- Model: Trooper
- SubModel: RS
- Type: 2 Door SUV
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 184,000
- VIN: JACCH57E1K8910408
- Color: Red
- Engine size: Diesel 4JB1T
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Diesel
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: AWD
- Interior color: Black
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Options: 4-Wheel Drive
- Vehicle Title: Salvage Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Isuzu TrooperI have a 1989 Isuzu Trooper RS for sale.
Converted to diesel with 4JB1TC engine.This is a very reliable economical engine, please google it to read various reviews, and it has an intercooler with turbo. This engine came in the vehicle stock on some models overseas. It is a huge improvement over the C223T engine offered here in the US. However, engine is not working, needs a rebuild at best, replacement at worst.
Engine was purchased along with manual transmission from Just Jap Imports of Miami Fl and engine swap was done August 2016 by SVS Performance of El Paso.
Vehicle has added turbo boost control with gauge, adding total boost to 12 PSI.
33inch tires with Independent 4x4 suspension lift kit installed professionally. Tires are almost brand new.
New Battery, radiator recently recored.
Just passed safety inspection, clear title. The title is listed as salvage when it was originally converted to diesel. Autocheck Vehicle History report available upon request.
It drove well, until the engine stopped working.
I don't want to spend more money than I already have on this vehicle. It got great gas mileage (25-30mpg) when it drove, and is in excellent condition mechanically other than the engine. There are a few spots of rust, but nothing that can't be fixed. It is very hard to find left hand drive Diesel SUVs in the US.
Engines that will fit this include a 4JB1T and 4JG2T. Other engines might fit as well, I'm not sure.
It still needs a little work here and there, a couple spots of rust on body but it's solid, no rust on frame, and you can call SVS Performance of El Paso with any questions you have about the vehicle's condition. Also,the vehicle is located in Massachusetts with my brother who is a certified diesel mechanic. He is too busy right now to work on it, and I am about to start grad school in June, with no time either.
If you have been looking for a solid left hand drive diesel classic SUV, this is a great, rare vehicle. Like I mentioned, the engine needs to be rebuilt, or a new engine can be placed in it. The same company I bought the motor from sells other used 4JB1T engines and a new engine from a sister company to Isuzu in China manufactures brand new 4JB1T engines for around 3-4 thousand. This is a great project for Isuzu lovers or someone with a little mechanical skills. I guarantee there is not another vehicle for sale like this in the US. I have gone through the vehicle, tried to upgrade/replace as much as I could. The seats in front were a little worn but I have seat covers that work well and match the interior. The radio and speakers work great. Paint is not perfect but it's an 89 SUV. For the price of the vehicle and a rebuild or a used engine replacement, you could be on your way to having your own unique reliable SUV for less than $7,000. It is also rare to find a SUV with an 89 inch wheelbase, something that people who go off road on smaller, twisty trails can appreciate. Lastly, the windows in the back slide back horizontally. This is great for dog owners, as the seats in the back fold up, and the windows can be opened so the dogs can stick their heads out without having to roll down the entire window.