Question about 1996 Isuzu Trooper
I have a 2000 Rodeo S, 4cyl, 5 speed car. Since I've purchased it, I've had to replace the brakes and a brake line, replaced the clutch and the compressor when then air conditioner went and the exhaust when it cracked. It has about 94000 miles on it. The timing belt since went on it- for some reason I thought I had it changed 2 years ago but when it was replaced after leaving me on the side of the road for the 3rd time, the car wouldn't start. Turns out the valves are bent. I'm wondering if I should bother to get the valves replaced, get a new engine or scrap the car altogether. Trade in values range fromm $800 KBB to $1500 Edmunds and NADA. Should I pay to get it back on the road and trade in- can I trust the engine repair/replacement will work and give a few more years on the car?
Normally bearings don't get destroyed as long as there is engine oil and no overheating of the engine. It is normal for valves to bend when timing belt snaps, but you can still fix the engine and use it. That is if you are still interested , for most individuals scrapping is the easiest and most convenient alternative. But if you want to keep the car , fix it. You just have to replace valves and valve seat, cylinder head gasket. Labor charge would rather be high in your country for this type of repair. All would depend on inspection.
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
I know how you feel . if you put more money into it for trade in the best you can hope for is to break even maybe.If you scrap about $100 and if you sell on some where like craigslist without fixing you can get $400- $ 600 maybe more depending of cond... I guess it depends if you think its worth putting in more money.....
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