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1996 Isuzu trooper very well maintained, extra kit. For Sale

Price now reduced as short mot until nov 7th. On Sorn and insurance lapsed.

Details: I bought this from a guy who new his stuff and who had already worked on it.

I wanted to take it a stage further, to use and enjoy, and hence tipped money into it.

Things to know and note:

3.1 deisel automatic.

154.000km = approx. 96.000 miles

It has a very good history from the previous owner who fettled on with it a lot. Thereafter i have taken it to be worked on by a well know independant isuzu specialist.

Previous work done:

Previous owner's notes:

Isuzu bighorn 3.1td lwb automatic. 4 wheel drive all works as it should and has had a fortune spent.
to reach this standard i have replaced:

1. new fuel tank (common issue) £180
2. replacement gearbox fitted with new filter and genuine isuzu torque convertor seal and uprated external oil cooler for piece of mind.£650
3. new handbrake cables and calliper sliders greased. £45
4. new exhaust from end of downpipe back. £120
5. exchange turbocharger approx. 10,000 miles ago. £600
6, genuine isuzu removeable dog guard and alloy side steps fitted.
7. bull bar.
8. transfer box oil.
9. air filter
10. tinted rear windows.
plus: Other numerous maintenance done as and when required, info as follows.

to source a good gearbox we had to travel to lincolnshire to buy a complete identical isuzu trooper as we could not risk buying an off th. Shelf one as we could test it and swap any other parts if they were better.

chassis checked when replacing the fuel tank and gearbox then undersealed. The gearbox is a used unit that we personally took out and renewed the filter and torque convertor seal, then refitted the unit back into the truck.
when you ask any mechanics advice this is the earlier reliable 3.1 4jg2 engine and not the later problem riddled 3.0 4jx1 look up it up on net (isuzu trooper owners club)
i installed the oil cooler in the gearbox line as a precautionary measure as i do not trust the oil coolers in the bottom of radiators. The transmission fluid is still a pink clear colour if there was any issue it would be brown or black and smell burnt

the trooper auto box is the aisin warner 4l-30e. Pajeros also uses a 4l-30e and so do the jeep cherokees, so it is a pretty common box only the bellhousing torque convertor and transfer box differs between models i learned this when sourcing a new filter for the auto box

the cambelt i replaced personally when i changed the turbo approx 10,000 miles ago along with the idler bearing and tensioner bearing that the belt runs on as a precautionary measure. The original turbo did not fail it just sounded like a jet engine shutting down when you turned the engine off so i changed it to be safe.

my ownership:

twin battery conversion.
oil change and filter.
new shocks
new springs
ball joints and cv boots done
front and rear brake discs.
front and rear brake pads.
4 brake pipes.
5 original wheels sourced then reburbished and sprayed professionally in gun metal grey.
5 new tyres. Maxis m/t 764 bighorns.
brand new mud slinger as th. Spare.
rear ladder sourced and fitted.
new spot lights.
up-rated led side lights.
full length, box steel, roof rack. Made to order by specialist.
camoflage waterproof seat covers front and back
camoflage spare wheel cover.
stereo with aux in for ipod and the electric ariel works.
rubber boot liner and footwell mats.
isuzu dog guard heavy duty and removable easily.
electric heated wing mirrors.
wind deflectors.
tow bar with twin electrics.

when you read all of the above both from the previous owner and myself you can see what an incredible amount of time and money has been spent on it.

done very low miles since last mot. There are minor paint imperfections as expected....a dink in the rear step from i don't know when. And the two original front fogs need replacing. Other than that all good.

to be honest it has spent more time being worked on than driven and i was actually looking forward to this winter.
so it's had very, very few miles put on it and no hard work.

like all big deisel lumps it likes to warm up a bit before setting off but it starts on the key and ticks over very nicely as you would expect when warm.

the roof rack [with ladder] is obviously very handy and not a cosmetic item so will be of real use.

these 3.1 td trucks need no introduction to those in the know and it would make a great unit for a enthusiast, someone on a farm or smallholding like me or a serious green-laner who may consider going even further with it.
sensible offers invited to secure this truck.

Only ever used around local roads and on small holding.

More work done than mileage driven. £2500 ONO.
Price £2500 Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category 4x4s
Make Isuzu
Model 3.1 td Trooper/Bighorn
Year 1996
Mileage 96,000 miles
Country UK
Region Northumberland
Town Hexham
Telephone 07523 219841
Status Private
Date 19-Oct-2019
Ref C1150934
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