1994 Isuzu Bighorn 3.1 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand
I have a very high opinion of this vehicle, and it is better than I would have expected or hoped
Other than the usual disc pad replacement, I have had to replace the left rear disc, as the locating pins of the caliper seized. Consequently the caliper would not self adjust, causing the disc to wear on the inside.
I had to have the alternator reconditioned at approx. 200,000 kms.
I have just had the injectors replaced and pump timing reset.
The wagon is still running its original clutch, which surprises me.
The wagon is very comfortable on and off road. It has taken me places that I wouldn't want to walk.
There is more than enough room and reasonably quiet except for traveling at speed for a reasonable length of time. This tends to dull the sensitivity of ones ears after a while. Probably its worst point.
For its size and weight, it handles amazingly well. Better than I would have expected for a vehicle of its type.
I've read of bad fuel economy with these vehicles, and as ours had slipped to 27 mpg, I decided to have the injectors replaced. I'm expecting this to increase to around 30 mpg or better, and the signs are good so far.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th December, 2009
25th May 2011, 16:09
Does anyone know why when I select Drive on the auto box of a 94 L reg 3.1 Lotus Bighorn it does not seem to go in to top? Also the overdrive switch when pressed does nothing, all other gears engage?
The check transmission light is also flashing.
I have checked the auto box oil level and it is just below the low level line on the dip stick, how do I top it up?