Jackaroo 3.1 diesel

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 21:03
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I was thinking of buying a jackaroo. Any information on city and country fuel consumption, problems or acolades would be appreciated. I have read the posts on the 3.0 litre diesel and it seems the problems dont end by the use of the correct oil and replacement injector seals and so I have turned my attention to the the 3.1 diesel which I beleive is similar to the 2.8 diesel in my rodeo so I hope it is just as economical and reliable.
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Reply By: Member - Matt Mu (Perth-WA) - Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 23:02

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 at 23:02
Mate great engin e tough as nails, although, Isuzu parts a tad dear. Mainly due to the popularity, not quite up there with a Yoda, so we pay a little more, but you can find good deals if you look.

I have that motor in my MU, 1900kg and only slighly more aerodynamic and I can get on average 10l per 100km and my last trip up the coast to Kalbarri draggin the campertrailer averaged 13l per 100km at about 100km/h!

Great torque, not the same as the 3.0 but we also dont have to worry about the reliability issues. For a good run down of all things Isuzus in general (mosty guys are running 2.8 or 3.1 TD in Jack/Bighorn or MU) go to Club Isuzu

Happy motoring!

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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:47

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 at 15:47
A test drove one a couple of years ago and was suprised at the torque in them , was quite pleasant to drive, you don't see many of the 3.1's around though... As far as reliability goes it would have to be better than the 3.0.
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Reply By: Viking66 - Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:23

Monday, Jun 20, 2005 at 21:23
I have the 2002 TD, love it. I average 12l per 100kms in mine, a little high, but that is in traffic 1.5 hours a day. Down to 10l per 100kms on country runs loaded up. The motor seems very reliable.

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