Question about 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser
On my 95 toyota land cruiser oil staited leaking from valve cover and I changed the oil with 7.8 qt of recomended oil. now I found out when engine running I do have good oil pressure on gage ,If I take out the oil filter while engine running I go get oil sprayed out of oil filter place but my oil depstik is completly dry and wont show any oil level while engine running I so I turn of the engine and I need to wait for 5 min to get the oil level regestered on dipstike.
I think oil comes to valve cover station but doesnt go back to oil pump section.
Whoa! Never remove the oil filter while the motor is running. Alot of vehicles have valve cover leakage and it is easily repaired with a new valve cover gasket. It is completely normal for the dipstick to be dry until the motor is off and all oil has drained from the upper compartments of the engine including the area where the oil lubricates the valve guides. Most mechanics will place the vehicle on a completely level area and then wait 15 minutes or so after the motor is off to check the oil. The dipstick will always show that you have low oil if you check it while the motor is running as the oil is elsewhere doing it's job. If you replace your valve cover gasket be sure to not overtighten and tighten in a random crisscross pattern so that you have uniform pressure all along the gasket. There are torque guides for this and you can usually get them from your local parts house. Buy a good torque wrench also.
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 12, 2011 | 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser
Dec 29, 2010 | 2006 Toyota Land Cruiser
Sep 21, 2009 | 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser
Jun 02, 2009 | Toyota Land Cruiser Cars & Trucks
Jan 31, 2009 | 1989 Toyota Land Cruiser
Jan 19, 2009 | 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser
Dec 29, 2008 | 1995 Toyota Land Cruiser
Nov 12, 2008 | 1994 Toyota Land Cruiser
205 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: