Guys, someone oughta look into this on ebay (no, its not mine). I emailed
the guy who has it listed twice and asked him what the engine came out of,
how he came to have it, and what was needed to put it into a Trooper (wiring
harness, switches, etc). The first time he replied he said all that was
needed was to drain the gas tank and fill it with diesel. I asked him again,
more or less the same question, but with more detail - and he still didnt'
tell me how he came to have the engine, whether or not he had the rest of
the truck, and what other parts were needed for a swap with a gasoline
engine. Here's what he said.....
Response from nyintcompay
Item: Diesel Isuzu Trooper Turbo Diesel 2.8 engine (8000882125)
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nyintcompay is the seller.
Hi , the engine is from japan this engine is the engine for the trooper ,
glow plugs and all you mention is on the engine already , you dont need
computer all you need is the truck , will fit your trany and your harness
will dothe job here from your harnes you only need two to three live wires
and ground that is alll, you can use your radiator and your gas tank all you
do is you drain and clean the tank , alternator is here and also the
starter. Taht is all to know is a very very simple insatallation.
As of tonight, (Wednesday, 2100 CST), there's a day and 21 hours left on
this auction. I personally won't bet $3500 on an engine of dubious value to
me, although I'd love to have a diesel in my Trooper, without having the
whole truck to scavenge parts off of, but someone in this group may be
interested....so have at 'er if you have the courage (and money). Not only
that, but "she who must be obeyed" has informed me that she does NOT want a
diesel in our truck..... so I guess that's that... .I gotta put up with the
crummy mileage of my 98 Trooper.
If someone buys this, I'd sure like to know how it turns out.