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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Lifelikeworm » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:50 pm

Its a work in progress...Thanks for the idea.
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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Lifelikeworm » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:57 pm

Finally took a picture of the CB radio all mounted up....
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I changed the engine oil, gear oil in both diffs and changed the fluid in the transfer case. I'm getting ready for some wheelin this weekend.
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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Lifelikeworm » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:54 pm

Its been a busy couple of weeks. I had the great opportunity to meet some really great folks from here in person and do some wheeling on 3-11-2017.

North GA Mountain Run 3-11-17

It was a great time!

I have not finished cleaning it from the trip yet - It's going to take a while...

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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Lifelikeworm » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:27 pm

I was driving to work this morning and happened to notice the odometer is working its way closer to 300,000 miles.

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Is there anything special I should look at replacing with this type of mileage that would not normally be done with routine maintenance?

The vehicle has been maintained very well. I have documents and receipts from when new until now. The only item I don't have a specific record for is valve lash adjustment. The motor runs like a top and I am nervous about adjusting valve lash myself with this type of mileage.

any tips would be appreciated.
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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Lifelikeworm » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:10 pm

I went out to the Trooper a few days ago started it up and had a terrible skip at idle. after the initial freakout i checked the spark plug wires and found the metal end on the number four wire had come uncrimped somehow. I changed the changing the spark plugs & wires and its running great.

Met up with a few folks from the planet this weekend and did some wheeling at Beasley Knob OHV Area near Blairsville, Georgia. I had a great time wheeling and hanging out...

It was awesome!


Beasley Knob 4-11-17

I almost rolled the Trooper...that teetering feeling is no fun. Luckily there was a some good ballast around to keep me upright and help me get to more level ground...Thanks Eric, Chris, and Scott!


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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Raphouse » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:43 pm

[quote="Lifelikeworm"]My wife and I are working to become debt free and I decided to sell the Prius I drove to and from work. It sold alot faster then I expected so I had to prepare the Trooper for daily commuting duty post haste.

Noooo! Don't sell the prius, just kidding. But in all seriousness, did the amount you saved in payment justify getting rid of it to daily the gas guzzling Zu? Just asking because I recently paid my Prius off and can say it was worth dealing with payments for a while to justify having a paid for vehicle with 45mpg eventually. Considering how cheap they go for used, you'd have to have a super short commute to come out ahead by dailying the Zu. Hell, you can pickone up where I live for 3500 bones.

On a side note, those wheels look great on your truck.

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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Lifelikeworm » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:01 pm

I live 14.3 miles from work. I can drive to and from work for about 2 weeks on a tank of gas in the Trooper and I don't have the same insurance expense as I had with the Prius. I really liked the Prius for commuting.
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Re: 1989 Trooper II

Postby Raphouse » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:09 pm

Ok, that's logical. Ill keep an eye on your thread. Happy motoring!
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