1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby MotoMike » Fri May 22, 2020 2:51 pm

What kind of foto's could I take of our '88 with working factory AC? How else could I help?
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby Big Bear » Fri May 22, 2020 3:08 pm

MotoMike wrote:What kind of foto's could I take of our '88 with working factory AC? How else could I help?


Mike , I have the main bracket. I thinking there are 2 spacers that come off the block that are behind that bracket. Does that ring any bells? I don't have those spacers if that's the case , But I know who likely does. His name rhymes with Jerry. I just need to see what is missing I guess. Kind of a tall order , as that area is so confined....
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby Big Bear » Fri May 22, 2020 3:27 pm

MotoMike wrote:What kind of foto's could I take of our '88 with working factory AC? How else could I help?


Just got off the horn with Jerry. He got me straightened out. Forest/trees situation. Thanks for offering to help.
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby MotoMike » Fri May 22, 2020 3:41 pm

Jerry's a great resource. Let me know if I can assist in any way.
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby MotoMike » Sat May 23, 2020 5:34 am

If the engine has the original ignition control module on it, you might want to replace it before putting the head/intake back on. Its impossible to get to otherwise.
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby DSUZU » Sat May 23, 2020 7:03 am

Or consider relocating the igniter and idle air control valve to a more accessible place. Dennis
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby Big Bear » Sat May 23, 2020 10:59 am

MotoMike wrote:If the engine has the original ignition control module on it, you might want to replace it before putting the head/intake back on. Its impossible to get to otherwise.


The little igniter box that is bolted under the #4 intake port? Or are we talking about something else?
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby Big Bear » Sat May 23, 2020 11:03 am

DSUZU wrote:Or consider relocating the igniter and idle air control valve to a more accessible place. Dennis


I watched Johnny 5 clean up video. I have my Fuel pressure regulator where He mounted his Idle Air control valve. Have any suggestions for a good place to remount? It does look like Grand Central Station up under the manifold......
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby DSUZU » Sat May 23, 2020 12:57 pm

While mine was a pickup, much of the firewall is the same. On about page 40 of my build thread i show how I did it. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
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: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby Big Bear » Sat May 23, 2020 9:09 pm

Short block is in the Truck. Tranny is bolted up , starter in , motor mounts secured. Once the head gets here , I'll be on the home stretch. :mrgreen:
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Re: 1990 2.6 Trooper motor going south?

Postby MotoMike » Sat May 23, 2020 9:51 pm

Big Bear wrote:
MotoMike wrote:If the engine has the original ignition control module on it, you might want to replace it before putting the head/intake back on. Its impossible to get to otherwise.


The little igniter box that is bolted under the #4 intake port? Or are we talking about something else?


Yes, that's the item. I've got ours on the passenger wheel well area.
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