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Oil indicator

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Keep, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. Keep

    Keep

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    Today while accelerating onto the interstate my oil level (or temp?) indicator lit briefly. Aside from the obvious (oil level) what might cause this?
     
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    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Mine the two or three times it's happened in 9 years has always been the oil level. Oil is still at the bottom of the stick, so you've still got plenty, but throw in a quart after you've checked your level. Cheapest car insurance available.
     
  3. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Was it the aladin's lamp looking indicator?

    That is the level lamp. It means that you are about 2 quarts low :ugh: If the stick shows full, it may be a bad float.
     
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    Thats the one... must be a bad float. Any idea what I'm looking at for a replacement?
     
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    Cdan - I thought that read oil pressure and not oil level. Have I pulled boner or is that right?
     
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    Junk,

    It indicates oil level in the pan. It comes on at about 2 quarts low. I have seen it on in mine at an EXTREME nose down angle in Moab twice.

    Keep, I will check that in the morning for you and send you a PM with the info on the float. It is bolted to the upper oil pan on the LH (USDS, Beo) side, about in the centerline of the engine.

    I'm parched :beer:
     
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    >> I have seen it on in mine at an EXTREME nose down angle in Moab twice. <<

    And at least once in the Rio Puerco. :G
    -B-
     
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    -B-

    Yup, Father's day run last year.......... :G

    Now, that was a STEEP incline....no?