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Isuzu Trooper LTD: I just purchased a 1999 Isuzu Trooper with

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I just purchased a 1999 Isuzu Trooper with the 3.5LV6. Is this the GM sourced engine and what is it's in general maintenance record? Have I made a poor decision?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Gary replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to Justanswer ! my name is Gary and i will do my best to assist you with this problem
why would you think you made a poor decision ?
how long ago did you buy it ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just bought it a week ago. engine is noisy and web info shows high oil comsumption and short engine life. It is also leaking gas that was not happening when I test drove it. I have been wondering about posible engine replacements and it seems that this engine was resourced to GM. Is this a direct replacement for the GM 3.5LV6 from the same time period? I am a little concerned about parts availability. Thank You
Expert:  Gary replied 4 years ago.
Gm used the 3.5 in there Oldsmobile intrigue from @ 99 to 2003 and the 3.5 is actually a Mitsubishi engine
either try to find another Trooper 3.5 engine or see if you can find a 99 to 2003 Oldsmobile 3.5
as years grow parts always become more and more scarce
the engine noise you are having is it a ticking like lifter noise ?
where do you see or smell the gas leaking from ?
Expert:  Gary replied 4 years ago.
thank you for the poor rating
good luck to you