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tims
05-05-2006, 09:24 AM
Hi all

Can anyone help me identify this warning light (left side of instrument panel) that intermittantly keeps coming up on my Toyoace 2.8 diesel (basically a Toyota Dyna) I've just bought. The handbook isn't much good (it's in Japanese) and I've asked a couple of mechanics who seem to think it could be a warning indication for low level fluid, but I've checked the oil and water and they are OK.


http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/{Q}{Q}P1000863.jpg

Also while I'm at it, are there any special precautions to take when changing the oil and filter as I believe it has an oil cooler as well.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Tim

SurferJoe46
05-05-2006, 09:43 AM
You may have to have it scanned....what year vehicle is it?

It might have a late version OBD-II system or the older OBD-I or even a plain old assembly line data link.

Check the port and see what it looks like...if the port is flat or if the flat is more rounded on the corners and one side is shorter than the other...it helps.

The D-shaped OBD-II port will be located within three feet of the steering wheel and should be easily accessible to a person in the driver's seat. If you have trouble finding your OBDII port, don't forget to look under the dashboard or in the dashboard area in front of the passenger seat. For help finding your OBDII port, visit National OBD Clearing House interactive database. (National OBD Clearing House (http://www.autocenter.weber.edu/OBD-CH/vehicleoems.asp))

As far as the light and what it means, the scanner will tell all...don't bother disconnecting the battery to clear the codes...it makes it easier if you don't erase them for diagnostics.

Billy T
05-05-2006, 10:56 AM
That is an old-fashioned oil can tims, so you need to look at things related to oil. I don't quite understand the drip from the spout or the waves at the bottom though.

It could just mean low oil pressure, but it could also be a lubrication warning or even "oil in the water" (who knows what ecological warnings are being produced these days).

Why not simply ask a Toyota Service Agent? I am very surprised that "mechanics" can't recognise an oil can when they see one though. :horrified

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

sam m
05-05-2006, 12:38 PM
I wonder if you have a oil reserve container somewhere. On my Estima there is an oil container under the bonnet which apparantly will feed oil to the sump if it gets low. My guess is if you have one of those it may be getting low.

tweak'e
05-05-2006, 01:16 PM
these motors are really simple, no computer so no bull diagnostic's.

most likly faulty oil pressure sender. just replace it. also check the conmection isn't corroded. if it still does it with a new sender then put a mechanical oil pressure gauge on it and keep an eye on the pressure. sometimes theres some valves which can stick and also with jap imports you can get very clogged oil ways (the import 2.8's have a habbit of snapping the crank which i think is due to poor oil)

i assume you have done a oil change sometime ?

tweak'e
05-05-2006, 01:17 PM
Also while I'm at it, are there any special precautions to take when changing the oil and filter as I believe it has an oil cooler as well.

Tim

oil cooler ! pic PLEASE !

Metla
05-05-2006, 01:38 PM
Perhaps he means inter-cooler?

tweak'e
05-05-2006, 01:44 PM
nah they don't have intercoolers, no turbo. they run the stock 2.8 hilux atmo motor. there is a factory cooler but they are a bit rare to find. only seen one for sale.

stu161204
05-05-2006, 02:36 PM
Overheating some where?

Nyuuji
07-05-2006, 12:49 PM
Tims, if you can find the page in the manual with that symbol, scan it and send it to me,

I will translate what it has written for you if you like.

tims
07-05-2006, 03:02 PM
Thanks for all the feedback guys, much appreciated. Nyuuji, I'll found the symbol in the handbook. I'll PM it to you, thanks

Tim

Graham L
07-05-2006, 03:07 PM
nah they don't have intercoolers, no turbo. they run the stock 2.8 hilux atmo motor. there is a factory cooler but they are a bit rare to find. only seen one for sale.Oil cooler, not intercooler, Tweak. Different animals. An intercooler cools air (as you know ;) ).

Nyuuji
07-05-2006, 06:02 PM
Sent that pic to a mate who specialises in importing Toyota's.

He says its most likely to do with your engine oil pressure.
Says to check level and when it was last changed, could be to little oil or too clogged up.
Without seeing the manual hard to say though.

tweak'e
07-05-2006, 10:38 PM
Oil cooler, not intercooler, Tweak. Different animals. An intercooler cools air (as you know ;) ).
err.........yeah exactly :confused:

just to make myself clear, some come with oil coolers, they never had turbo intercoolers.

the other thought it may be tripping a level warning light. there is sometimes is a sensor on the sump so check the wiring on that. not sure if it measures low oil level or high oil level.