'94 troopy

Submitted: Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 21:14
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Well now comrades, are there any troopy experts out there who can give me the benefit of their advice and experience. I am looking at a '94 troopy with 300,000ks on the clock, diesel, and going by the look of it has done some serious work. The body is in excellent condition and the paintwork is original and in very good shiny condition. Has a serious winch, bull bar, full steel roofrack, and cargo barrier. The general condition suggests that the odometer reading is authentic. It also has new mag wheels and tyres. I intend to put it on a hoist to check out the condition of the chassis etc. Any ideas about what to check for? Vehicle is being sold by a dealer and the asking price is $10500. Thanks in anticipation, Rod.
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Reply By: Bow & Nan - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 03:09

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 03:09
Red

At 300,000ks the gear box and rear diff will need a rebuild. Cost will be $3000 to $5000 depending what is damaged.
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Reply By: Roderick - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 03:36

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 03:36
Thanks Bow, do you have any suggestions as to "tests" etc that I should do or have done? Rod
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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 18:39

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 18:39
Listen for gear box bearing noise at 80 kph with your right foot on & off the throttle. When you lift your foot off the throttle check it doesn't pop out of gear easily. Most need the gear box and diff rebuilt between 200 & 300 hundred thousand K.
Check the gutters for marks to see if a roof rack has been fitted. If a roof rack has been fitted check for cracks on the front corners of the firewall. There will be water leaks onto the front floor if cracked.

A latter models with a factory turbo are better buys.
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Follow Up By: Bow & Nan - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 18:43

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 18:43
Should have said,Listen for gear box bearing noise at 80 kph in 5th gear with your right foot on & off the throttle
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Reply By: Len & Judith - Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 00:39

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 00:39
where are the real wheels? possibly have gearbox oil changed, look for metal in the oil,factory turbo model,suits towing,good luck len..
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Reply By: Spirit Gypsys - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:16

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 10:16
Having owned a few troopys over the years and currently pulling a 20ft BT with a 2001 a/m turboed troopy I would give serious consideration to the other advice and look around for a factory turboed model , even the early ones from late 2001 .
you'll end up spending the same money and save a lot of hassles as has been noted.
a non-turbo model will not pull a 20ftBT , maybe a 16-17ft and remember the 94 model does not have a 3.5 t towing capacity and upgrading is not viable.
At 300,000 ks you' could be looking at front ball joints too,$500 and if towing , the clutch, ($1000) for a heavy duty fitted. Motor should/could be OK, but get a compression test done and get a injector pump specialist to put a stethoscope on the pump, a rebuild there has no change out of $2,500.
Radiator should be tested too, if it hasn't been treated right,it could be getting thin.
How's the rear springs, could be real soft by now, $900 for airbags is better than replacement..
I'd be checking the rear (&front) wheelbearings at those ks too if it's done a lot of heavy work.
$10,500 would be about the right$'s but expect to spend a fair bit to bring it up .
Depending of course what you want it to do.
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Reply By: Roderick - Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 19:09

Friday, Feb 26, 2010 at 19:09
Thanks everyone for the tips. That gives me a fair bit to work on. Rod
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