Buying a troopy

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 18:06
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I am looking for a bit of help in buying a troopy. I am interested in a 88-90 model troopy (preferably will be diesel). What are some things that I should look for (faults, common problems like rust in certain areas, oil leaks etc) for these particular models? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Reply By: J.T. - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 18:47

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 18:47
Have had a troopy for five years and its been no trouble since weve had it.Would reccomend gearbox be test driven from cold to check gear changes and clutch shudder.Check hubs and tranfer case operate ok.{on grass or sand}For diesel check service history and perhaps a compression test.Have a look at as many troopys as you can to get a good idea of whats out there.I think on earlier models they crack near the windscreen side supports.good luck
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Reply By: Member - mikeyandmary (NSW) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 21:18

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 21:18
Check for rust EVERYWHERE!!! We used to have an 85 petrol troopy, beautiful vehicle but rust was a problem. The most important places to check are the roof, especially around the gutter area and the panels behind the rear wheels.

BTW... get a diesel. Even with diesel being more expensive per litre, you will save heaps on fuel costs.
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Reply By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 21:48

Thursday, Jun 02, 2005 at 21:48
go to the top of the forum page and at the top is the search function at the left side of the bar is the search post number type in 19336 and push the go button direcly below it. Here you will find my answer to the exact same question. Although it refers to a 1hz all the same checks apply to the earlier 2h powerd ones expect to pay between 6 and 10 for on of that vintage. For 10 you would be expecting something in very good nick with a lot of extras such as duel battery, roo bar aftermarketr suspension winch etc etc. I tried o cut and paste my answer from this post but you cant do it for some reason
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Reply By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 10:21

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 10:21
Hi Sal. I have a 4l petrol 1989 troopy & very happy with it. Send me an email to: if you would like me to tell you all about my troopy.
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Reply By: Peter 2 - Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:48

Saturday, Jun 04, 2005 at 07:48
If you can afford it go for a 90 model or later with the 1HZ 4.2 litre, having had both an 87 and a 90 the later engine is better.
The later models are also reinforced in the A pillars which are prone to breaking right off if the vehicle has been used with a roofrack on rough roads. Look for water leaks in the footwells, if any moisture walk away. Another give away is signs of movement between the windscreen rubber and the surrounding metal.
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