Hello from New Mexico

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I just wanted to introduce myself.

My name is Brando Pike and I reside in New Mexico.
I own a 1977 Jeep Cherokee N/T w/ 360ci motor. Its got a T18A Four Speed Manual and D20 Transfer case & Dana 44's front and rear. Warn locking hubs in front & spool in the rear.

I also own a stock 1988 Isuzu Trooper II w/ 2.6L SOHC L4 & Five speed manual. The Isuzu I just baught a few months ago to build up for my wife and right now just trying to fix the little problems with it before modding it.

Thanks, Brandon Pike
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 AT 3:05 PM

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Sounds like fun!
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Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 AT 3:28 PM
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Yeah. So what's the question? How trooper II's have a problem with lug nuts?
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Monday, May 7th, 2007 AT 11:48 PM
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Lol, no dont have any problem w/ lug nuts. There all there and stayed on.

The problem I have is previous owner basically rebuilt the whole truck but didnt really do it right.

Ive had to fix wiring thats wasnt wired correctly.
Leaks oil where tranny bolts to engine.
Clutch doesnt hold pressure and will leak all the fluid from the clutch master cylinder
Clutch doesnt fully disengage
changed oil last month and checked the oil again two weeks ago and seems to have fuel in the oil now.
Vacume lines arent hooked up correctly and have incorrect sizes that they just stretched to fit and glued on to make sure it stays on. Vacume lines missing and two were disconnected. I took the truck to a shop because of the clutch problem and thay said the tranny was held on by only two bolts and they said they fixed it well tranny worked perfect for about 15 minutes and then the clutch was worst then when I gave it to them and thats when the clutch wouldnt hold pressure anymore. Looked under the truck and found that there was still only two bolts holding the tranny on and I payed $60 just for them to put on new bolts and the whole bill for there work was $160. Which I just wanted them to look at it and never was told they were going to actually do anywork so $15 hoist fee ended up being $160.
But I think some of the problems related to each other. Like fuel in the oil I think is because the vacume lines arent right and causing blowby but it could also be the fuel pressure is to high or injector stuck open. Dont think its rings cause engine was rebuilt but havent done a compression test to verify.

My wifes uncle is a diesel mechanic and told me my clutch problem is probably because of the vacum lines but seeing its a hydrolic clutch and I dont see any vacume lines or ports that go to it I thinks its just allowing air into the lines.

One of the automatic front lockers didnt work which I fixed by repacking the bearng and it works fin now.

O2 light was on and so I thought I needed a O2 sensor replaced that and couldnt get the ecu to reset but then later found oout the light comes on autmatically every 9k miles to remind to replace it and the ECU doesnt control the light its controlled by the odometer and triggers a switch behind the speedo that you have to take the clusster off to flick the twitch off. If it werent for the internet I would be lost. The frecking o2 thing took me a month to trrack how to turn it off cause seemed like no one knew how to get it off. Not even GM dealership her or the Isuzu dealersip in Albq.

It seems like alot fo stuff but really isnt, the truck runs fine the check engine light doesnt come on. Just small things that are related that are making other things go wrong. But I will fix it all and buld it up nicely. Tracked down allthe things I wanted on this thing and its all affordable which is nice and most of which is custom made to order.
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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 AT 8:54 AM
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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/30961_frankenstein_5.jpg



Sounds like an " Isuzu-stein"
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Thursday, May 10th, 2007 AT 9:59 AM

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