Vehicle breakdown, climber needs help, Austin TX


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KennyJoe Sabine · · zOmBiE = from = OUTER-SPACE · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 65

Climber at the Rock Dog campground needs assistance.
As I was turning into the campground My vehicle shut down.
The dash light shows oil heat light.
If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,332

Ran out of oil maybe?

travisschenk · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 0

Would be helpful to know make and model

KennyJoe Sabine · · zOmBiE = from = OUTER-SPACE · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 65

I have oil It could be the wrong size filter. So I may need an oil change anyways. A ride to the nearest mechanic would help, but if I can fix at the camp would be even better.

KennyJoe Sabine · · zOmBiE = from = OUTER-SPACE · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 65

1996 toyota landcruiser 80 series (with an in line 6).

Morgan Patterson · · CT · Joined Oct 2009 · Points: 8,332

Just looking around the net I can't find a Oil Heat Light.. maybe engine overheat light?

Check radiator when cool for proper levels, check oil level again too.

Do you smell exhaust from the vents in the car or see/smell exhaust in the coolant? If you do this would indicate head gasket failure.

Maybe could be fuel pump? Does the engine restart after it's cooled back down?

Does it turn over? Battery still have plenty of juice? Could also be alternator if wont turn over.

travisschenk · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2016 · Points: 0

If it's a little oil lamp that's oil pressure. Could be low oil, pump failure. How on earth would you get the wrong size filtr? If it looks like a thermometer with waves under that's a coolant overtemp. Could be coolant pump, low coolant. Check in the radiator when it's cooled down for signs of oil or contamination, check that oil isn't milky. These would indicate a head gasket failure. Is there coolant in the radiator. Is it blowing coolant out of the overflow reservoir might be a bad radiator cap if the cap won't hold pressure it will boil over and loose fluid and overheat. If it's cooled down remove the radiator cap and start it. See if coolant is flowing through radiator to check pump function

KennyJoe Sabine · · zOmBiE = from = OUTER-SPACE · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 65

It was just a battery wire, fixed it in 2 minutes.
Thanks.

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