The first thing is to give us some information on the vehicle. That looks like an A440F transmission, so let's assume it is a 1991/1992 US spec FJ80.Just came from a desert camping trip. Noticed the entire undercarriage covered in oil. Sprayed from front to back. Just don’t know where to start. Help!
Thanks @jonheldThe first thing is to give us some information on the vehicle. That looks like an A440F transmission, so let's assume it is a 1991/1992 US spec FJ80.
As previously stated, there is an oil galley plug between spark plug holes 4 and 5, or 5 and 6 (memory issues) but that usually results in a stream of oil being pumped out all over the passenger side of the engine bay. 2 gallons of oil makes more of a mess than you have.
You say your oil level is low after the trip. Did you check it before the trip?
What do you mean by "oil level is half"?? Are you showing low on the dipstick or did you have to put 4 quarts in to get it back to normal level? Be specific.
Clean things up under the hood and go from there.
The oil sump holds 8 quarts of oil. If you're anywhere on the dipstick it's fine. 1 quart low is meaningless in terms of engine wear. You could run it 4 quarts low and she'll be just fine for normal use.Thanks @jonheld
It’s a ‘92 US spec FJ80.
I’ll check the galley plug when I get home from work today.
Didn’t check oil levels before the trip. (I should’ve! )
It was reading half based on the dipstick when I checked last Sunday. I added a quart to bring it up.
I’ll do a thorough clean up this weekend. I’ll post photos of the engine top to bottom.
Thanks for the guidance