3.1 MU

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3.1 MU

Postby rockyman » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:11 pm

hey looking at buying this Izuzu MU would love to know your thoughts on them as i have no idea myself. wanting to know how reliable they are and economical aswell.


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 090947.htm

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Re: 3.1 MU

Postby furnace » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:25 pm

rockyman wrote:hey looking at buying this Izuzu MU would love to know your thoughts on them as i have no idea myself. wanting to know how reliable they are and economical aswell.


http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 090947.htm


Great little truck,i had one for over 7 years,thrashed the shit out of it [ it's still going strong i think ]i highly modified mine,ARB Lockers,lifted etc etc,it gave a lot of the bigger trucks a bit of a fright..My opinion only the 1995 MU's are the best of the bunch ..only sold mine as i needed something bigger to tow a 25ft caravan

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Re: 3.1 MU

Postby rockyman » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:48 pm

how many ks to a tank would you get? any major problems while you owned yours?

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Re: 3.1 MU

Postby Jezza » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:02 pm

They are great trucks but do get a bad rep for some reason. The 3.1 is great engine and is very reliable provided it is well maintained. The 3.1 manuals are quite rare as well and really haul ass. They have a 83l tank and the best I could get out of it with my auto was 750km.
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Re: 3.1 MU

Postby rockyman » Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:21 pm

would you reccomend this one?

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Re: 3.1 MU

Postby Genie4x4 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:29 pm

rockyman wrote:would you reccomend this one?


Great trucks on road (mine used to get 700+kms per tank), and despite their small size they can carry a lot with rear seat down, rear seat to high for adults - no head room. Go well off road, can get auto front lockers and good for just two people. Known for blowing front cv's off road, personally after having an mu and a zuk, I would recommend a suzuki vitara 3 or 5 door or if you need a diesel then go for bighorn, surf or similar.

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Re: 3.1 MU

Postby mud_slinger » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:37 pm

i got a 2.8 mu and she goes well no real dramas there. i agree wit jezza foer some reason people knock the hell outta them but has been reliabe and has not busted a cv yet touch wood. and gets thru mud etc quite nicely
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