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Old 09-24-2003, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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to buy or not to buy

I have an oportunity to buy a 89 Trooper from a buddy of mine for $700. The inside is CLEAN!, and the body is CLEAN!, but....it more than likely has a burnt valve. So...do you guys think this is a good deal, or am I getting into a money pit. I have never owned an Isuzu, and don't know that much about them. It drives great, but it has a miss at an idle. Any info would help.

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Old 09-24-2003, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 09-25-2003, 03:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have to do a valve job (probable), check the head for PURITY. Could be cracked or warped.


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It sounds like a steal for $700
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Old 09-25-2003, 04:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks...I do believe I will buy it. I will do an inspection of the heads and see what needs to be done.

Thanks for your help.
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Yeah .... Buy it . I bought a 89 for a beater, convinced the owner to replace the windshield too fo $600. Then I found my 89RS. So now it's for parts. Buy it .... did I say that already
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