It handled snow and ice very well , was a great car for both city driving and long trips. It rode like a truck a lot of the times, but was still comfortable in most situation. Best car ever for fair price. I’ve driven Isuzu Rodeo for ten years and never had any problems with it.
2002 Isuzu Rodeo Value – $487-$3,231 | Edmunds.
Isuzu Rodeo 2002, SAE 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil, 5 Quarts by Mobil 1®.
Capacities: With filter 5 quarts After refill check oil level.
Isuzu is a good engine builder – no doubt about that, and this one is artificially limited to low outputs. Also, diesels generally are longer-lived than petrols. This is largely due to the fact that the lower RPMs impose lower stress on the moving parts and hence wear rates drop.
The annual maintenance cost of an Isuzu is $386. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and shop.
4-speed automatic 5-speed manual
Your vehicle requires oil that has a viscosity rating of 5W-30 and is API (American Petroleum Institute) certified for service level “SN”. Synthetic oil is always preferred but you can use synthetic blends, conventional oil or any combination thereof.
Mobil 1 High Mileage full synthetic motor oil 5W-30 is designed for engines with over 75,000 miles to go up to 10,000 miles between oil changes.
SYNTEC Synthetic Motor Oil 5W-30 1 Quart.
The EGR valve on the Rodeo is on the left side of the engine near the firewall. You should be able to easily see the valve plunger opening and closing as your assistant revs the engine. If the valve is not opening, the valve has failed or is malfunctioning and needs to be checked and cleaned, or replaced.