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Im playing with the idea of dropping a diesel into my 96 Isuzu rodeo with the 3.2. Im really interested in biodiesel as well. Does anyone know the best bolt in option for me? I just replaced my trans (mua5), any chance it will be able to work?

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X 2 for the 4JB1. they are a pretty good donk. with an intercooler and some tweaks they make a rodeo fly.
 

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Thanks for the links!

Looks like the pup needed quite a bit of mods to take the motor... I might need to wait until I get a second car to do this project..
 

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I know Ohio doesn't see the snow and salt we do, but check the frame on your Isuzu before going any further. We have had 3 Rodeos in the last 3 months fail inspection and get junked because the frames were rotted BAD. All were between 1999-2002.

For engines, look at ebay. Diesels are very popular everywhere except the U.S., and many engines are imported for resale. Most are overpriced, but there are deals out there.

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I see Isuzu Trooper 3.1 turbo diesels on eBay regularly for around $2500
 

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Thanks for the links!

Looks like the pup needed quite a bit of mods to take the motor... I might need to wait until I get a second car to do this project..
When that pickup was new the C223 (2.2L) diesel was the factory fitment and it usually had a 4speed bolted up. I think there's a length difference when you slot in the 5 speed.
Yours was sold in other markets with the 4JB1T and associated transmissions (auto or 5sp manual) so a swap will be more straightforward.
 

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I know Ohio doesn't see the snow and salt we do, but check the frame on your Isuzu before going any further. We have had 3 Rodeos in the last 3 months fail inspection and get junked because the frames were rotted BAD. All were between 1999-2002.

For engines, look at ebay. Diesels are very popular everywhere except the U.S., and many engines are imported for resale. Most are overpriced, but there are deals out there.

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Yeah, Ive checked my frame, no holes yet, going to het it with some POR 15 in spring.
 

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When that pickup was new the C223 (2.2L) diesel was the factory fitment and it usually had a 4speed bolted up. I think there's a length difference when you slot in the 5 speed.
Yours was sold in other markets with the 4JB1T and associated transmissions (auto or 5sp manual) so a swap will be more straightforward.
Im going to try and make a checklist of what ill have to do to make it work.

If I understand correctly you are saying my tranny will bolt right up? I have a dana44 in the back, which I believe is strong enough?
 

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Im going to try and make a checklist of what ill have to do to make it work.

If I understand correctly you are saying my tranny will bolt right up? I have a dana44 in the back, which I believe is strong enough?
I wouldn't guarantee it'll bolt right up. But there's a good chance it will.
Have a search through some 4wd forums and you'll find a great wealth of information. Mu and Wizard are the models you're looking for.
4JB1T is a 2.8L used until about 96.
4JG2T is the 3.2L used from 96 onwards
www.clubisuzu.com
www.outer-limits4x4.com
www.4x4wire.com

are all good places to look. Google them if I spelt the names wrong.
 
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