Taking over 2000 Rodeo 2wd, V6 - maintenance question


Cubana19
07-13-2005, 03:05 PM
I am taking over ownership of my sister's Rodeo that has a little under 60,000 miles. She always changed the oil every 3,000 miles and I think she did a transmission flush 6 months ago. Outside of that, that's it. What kind of maintenance should I be doing considering the mileage the truck has? I want to really take care of it so it lasts a long time.

Thanks in advance,
laza

amigo-2k
07-13-2005, 03:11 PM
1. fuel filter.
2. clean the EGR (and EGR tube) yearly
3. Clean/replace the PCV yearly (I spray mine out with carb cleaner every couple of thousand miles).
4. Watch the oil! Many users have problems with running the engine dry. Isuzu are known to use oil during highway trips. So watch the oil.

Finally, welcome!

Read though the FAQ's for more helpful hints.

Cubana19
07-13-2005, 03:48 PM
Thanks for the quick response! Great FAQ section by the way.

Forgive my ignorance but, what is the EGR and the PCV? Can I buy the carb cleaner at any auto part store? How much does it cost on average to get these things cleaned/replaced?

Thanks.



1. fuel filter.
2. clean the EGR (and EGR tube) yearly
3. Clean/replace the PCV yearly (I spray mine out with carb cleaner every couple of thousand miles).
4. Watch the oil! Many users have problems with running the engine dry. Isuzu are known to use oil during highway trips. So watch the oil.

Finally, welcome!

Read though the FAQ's for more helpful hints.

amigo-2k
07-13-2005, 04:07 PM
Here is a photo of the EGR:
http://www.icess.ucsb.edu/~greg/rodeo/egr.jpg

link to a good write up:

http://www.icess.ucsb.edu/~greg/rodeo/egr.htm

Location of the PCV:

http://files.automotiveforums.com/gallery/watermark.php?file=/503/135272pcv.JPG


The dealer will charge about 100 bucks to clean the EGR (it is a 20-30 minute DIY job) and 45 for a new PCV (2-5 minute job).

Read the hows to and you will not have any problems.

marcre
07-13-2005, 06:08 PM
I recommend cleaning the EGR and replacing the PCV yourself. Even if you have never worked on a car like me, it is easy. I was intimidated at first, but it really is easy. Especially the PCV, like Amigo2k says, the PCV takes minutes to change and clean. You will save a lot of money by doing this yourself, and your Rodeo will run better.

Some other things you may want to do are: change the air filter and maybe even the spark plugs. Change the diff fluid as well, maybe even the coolant. Take care of this vehicle and it will be trouble free. Rodeo's do not like to be neglected.

Also, like Amigo2k suggested, check your oil regularly. Even if it doesn't consume any now, it can start at any time. Keep a quart or two in the in car just in case.

Marc

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