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almost a disaster

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by carolinaTRD, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Dec 24, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    carolinaTRD

    carolinaTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so i drove my truck from nc to el paso, tx. 1800 miles and it ran like a dream. well me not thinking i didn't check the oil level regularly. a week and a half after i arrived in el paso i hear my engine making a funny noise. so i pop the hood and after some investigating i notice i had the most microscopic of drops of oil on my dip stick. almost ruined my engine. QUICKLY went to the store and got some oil for her. i would've have cried if my engine seized up.
     
  2. Dec 24, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    Hunter500ky

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    I always ALWAYS check my fluids every fill up.

    And I check my tire psi once a month twice if on a trip.


    Like every other fill up Ill check tire psi
     
  3. Dec 24, 2010 at 8:05 AM
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    got to keep a eye on that stuff man, make it a habit to check everything every time you stop, oil, antifreeze, brake fluid and power steering fluid.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    cc350

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    First thing to do before and after a trip, is CHECK ALL FLUIDS! Good way to stretch the legs and wake up after driving awhile is to CHECK ALL FLUIDS. :)
     
  5. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    BoostingMS6

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    OP, I live in El Paso, TX. If you need anything, feel free to ask, bud.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    ^ thats why I love TW, guys and gals always there to lend a hand!
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    I check my oil level on occassion, once you are familar with your truck and know its habits check it as needed, unless you off road and take a chance on punctureing the oil pan.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    SkyHighTacoma

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    Gotta check those fluids at least twice a week or before any major trip! Im glad my truck doesnt burn one drop of oil or antifreze. Fluids are always topped out and I never have to add any. :D
     
  9. Dec 24, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    It's great you caught it before something bad happened. You better look into why it happened though...that's a lot of oil to lose. Are you sure the correct amount was added at the last oil change and how many miles was on it from the last change?
     
  10. Dec 24, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    No oil dummy light in your truck?
     
  11. Dec 24, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    Curious how many quarts of oil you had to add to bring it up to the full mark? If there was little to no oil on the dipstick, it had to be at least a couple of quarts low. That's quite a bit for only an 1800 mile trip to cause.

    Any indications of oil drips from being parked overnite?
     
  12. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    carolinaTRD

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    yeah there is i guess the bulb is burnt out or something got to check into that
     
  13. Jan 8, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    carolinaTRD

    carolinaTRD [OP] Well-Known Member

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    thanks man. is there a group of tacoma guys here that go up to red sands??
     
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