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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby chuffer » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:51 pm

Well, we'll find out next week when I can drive it again.

I will probably also hook up the laptop to the FIC. I think I can see the fuel injector load in one of the read-outs as a percentage of something or milliseconds or something. Plan to see if something funky is happening with that reading when it leans out.
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby bradzuzu » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:03 am

You should be able to get a reading of the maf , that’s a good idea !! Just don’t like wreck while trying to watch , I know you and you can only multi function when it’s something basic like talking and scratching yer junk haha !!
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby chuffer » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:27 pm

It seems Stinko is running well again.

Leaning out issue under load was caused by a splice in the fuel line. I had to lengthen the fuel line when I replaced the FPR and the piece I used to do the splice was too small of a diameter. Replaced the rubber line from hardline to FPR and all is good....famous last words.

Been driving Stinky up in the crappy, but deep snow. It seems my rear diff vent is plugged because the diff is using the air-hose for my air-locker as the vent hose. Diff fluid dripping out of the air-switch and onto the header this afternoon while deep caused a little smoke and some minor panic too. I wish I could always drive around with 10 psi in the tires...sooo….smooth...
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby itsmehb » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:05 am

Last place ida looked. But good find. Hope all's well. I say that cause the 89 2.6 I bought had the fpr totally removed.
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby chuffer » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:20 pm

itsmehb wrote:Last place ida looked. But good find. Hope all's well. I say that cause the 89 2.6 I bought had the fpr totally removed.


That doesn't surprise me. I think the damned things will run in nearly any condition. it is just a question of how well they run...

I took her for a good drive today and had some highway time in which I could let my mind wander. It didn't get too far and I found myself thinking about the FPR.

The FPR -I think- is on the return line. It builds up the pressure in the system by restricting flow back to the tank. The restriction I removed was between the FPR and tank - in other words after the fuelrail and injectors. I don't think that having a restriction after the FPR should have had that big of an effect on the pressure or flow seen at the injectors. In addition to changing the hoses out I also swapped my aftermarket FPR back in. So, maybe it was a bad FPR that was causing the issue. Or maybe I have the hoses hooked backwards!?!?

That all said the truck drives pretty well. Very well, actually. Nonetheless, I am going to double check the fuel plumbing tonight when I get home... :blackeye:
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby hessmess » Sat May 02, 2020 7:00 pm

Its been a year, what's up with Stinky?
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby chuffer » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:34 pm

Took the old girl camping this weekend. She did "OK."

I broke the damned wiper, blinker switch. Totally my fault. Now the damned thing points straight up and down, but it still works...

I also really need to figure out my cold start problem. I really think that the thermal valve in the robot-penis (IAC valve) is stuck shut. I just can't be bothered to pull the damned thing and look. So, now it's start, run 5 seconds, stumble, stall, start, run, stumble, almost catch it, stall, start, run, stumble, catch and off we go... It also backfires like a mofo under compression breaking until it is completely warmed up. Sounds cool for like the first ten seconds.

Let's see if I can figure out how to post pictures on here...tried to hot link. If it doesn't work here is the link...

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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby Tusker » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:08 am

Great work & cool truck!
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby chuffer » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:49 am

Thanks, Tusker.

The truck has been seeing mostly daily driver duties lately, "because life." It is nice to take her out to the mtns every now and then.

On the tech side... it looks like the IAC is not causing the cold start problem. Tore apart it and the whole damned wireharness for the upper p-side of the motor and everything looks and works fine. I need to check the tempsensor under the intake manifold. I replaced it a while back, but I wonder if I got a crappy one or damaged it during install. If it ain't the tempsensor, I am not sure what it could be anymore.

Truck starts easily. Once it is warmed up it runs like a top, but just won't stay running for more than a second or two when cold. I can force it to run by giving her gas, but then it backfires under engine braking until warm. Fwiw, it is not the same issue as the typical alternator problem - different kind of / timing on the stall.
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby shaggydoink » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:51 am

chuffer wrote:Took the old girl camping this weekend.


Brilliant picture! How long have you had the rooftop tent?

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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby paulevans76 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:11 am

Stinky rides again!
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby beto » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:55 am

Glad to see it´s still alive and running!!
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby hessmess » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:40 am

It’s kind of funny, I have called my Trooper Stinky most of the time too, not because of smokers tho, it’s because of the rodent smell when I bought it! Getting it ready for 3 state run in August. At least a week will be roughing it.
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby aidan7777 » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:06 am

I know i'm 9 years late to comment on the initial state of this project, but i find it funny that an isuzu trooper out of all things could end up stinking of cigarettes. It's the most smoking friendly car in the world, for heavens sake!

It's got those brilliant vent windows up front, AN ASHTRAY IN EVERY DOOR, and a cigarette lighter located right in easy reach of the driver. So why didn't they use any of that? My dad (a heavy smoker) says those vent windows alone prevented the nicotine stains on the windscreen, and the smoke from embedding into the fabrics.

Aren't you only supposed to hot-box with the devils lettuce? God damn, man! Redneck cheech and chong!


Digressions aside, it's great to see your rig's still running good after these 9 years. definitely gives me hope my own work'll pay off, too. :D
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby chuffer » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:06 am

Wow. Look at these guys.

Hey, Beto. Hey, Paul. Hey, Hess. Hey, Shaggy. Nice to meet you, Aidan.

Stinky never really stopped running - except for a week or two here and there when I might've been too busy to fix her.

Stinky never really stopped stinking either. Started out as cigarettes. Quickly turned to that adrenaline sweat stink from wheeling trips. Getting back in the card on a Monday after a weekend of offroad used to make me gag. Now Stinky is mostly just dusty with a little two-stroke 50:1 mixed in.

I bought the RTT last summer and it sat in storage until this summer. Fabbed up a rack to keep it as low as possible (Beto's input) and that picture above is the first trip.
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:14 am

Okay, now you have to explain about the 50:1. Chain saw for cutting fire wood? Dennis
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby chuffer » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:34 am

DSUZU wrote:Okay, now you have to explain about the 50:1. Chain saw for cutting fire wood? Dennis


Hey, Dennis!

I did actually get a new chainsaw the other day (Echo CS 590 with a 20 bar), but that is not where the 50:1 is coming from.

I also just bought a new Stihl backpack sprayer for fighting powdery mildew in the vineyards and we have been getting to know each other for the last couple of weeks. I got the smallest one and it is still 42 lbs when loaded. The cruelest part of that tool is that once it finally starts to gets empty it also gets light, but that just means I gotta walk back to the truck and make it heavy again. Fyi, we spray good old mineral oil with an emulsifying agent. Great for the skin...
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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby DSUZU » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:54 pm

Backpack blowers. Giving me flashbacks to my younger days (MUCH younger). Back in 1980, I spent 6 months as the mechanic for a big commercial lawn business. This ended up meaning I spent about 3-1/2 days MOWING, and 1-1/2 days working on equipment (hence the 6 months). I HATED having to wear a back pack blower for apartment complexes. Hot, and it killed my shoulders. I actually still do use one at work blowing out lot occasionally, but I can always take it off and rest after a few minutes. And ours are the 4 stroke ones.
Just glad to see you and a few other "old timers" on here every now and then. Dennis
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1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N air filter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar. Engine is bored .020 oversize and upgraded to 1994 pistons, head and EFI system.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years. 1994 Amigo devoured to provide head and EFI system.
Heavily damaged by engine compartment fire while driving on March 24th 2018, condemned by insurance company and taken on March 30th 2018 :cry:.

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Re: 1988 Trooper II aka "Stinky"

Postby bradzuzu » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:30 am

That’s a cool picture buddy boy !! Maybe just maybe both of us will go camping and off roading again some day and possibly I’ll line you up on another log :P
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