I just got a Tundra 2008, 4.7l engine. An error just pop up and disappear later in the day on the oil indicator lamp on the Dash board. What does this signify. I cannot find a service manual in the car. Can i get an electronic copy from anybody?Also, can anybody look at the manual and tell me what it meant.
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Re: Oil Indicator error light on
If you mean that the oil light was illuminated on the dash, it means the vehicle has no oil pressure, or it is dangerously low. You should check the oil level immediately, and if it is full, you should have a mechanic look at it. It cannot be run or driven if the oil light is on! Being a 2008 I would assume it is under warranty, atleast the 60 month 60,000 mile powertrain warranty. The old Tundra 4.7 engines had problems with the oil pressure sending units, but I havent seen any new trucks with that problem, and no service bulletins.
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use menu on on indicator stalk to call up engine oil life this is sometimes indicated as a oil can [sorry forgot to mention ignition on ,engine not running] press set /clear button on end of indicator stalk and hold until it beeps [5 secs aprox]..this will reset it ,but it is normal for the warning light to stay on for afew days until it disappears ,the oil life should 100%.
These old models of Fox's are just that old. I have been told that the engine light goes on due to the lack of oil pressure in the car. The valves apparently get worn out and create a lower pressure that the oil will pass through them...therefore sometimes this registers as an engine light going off every now and again. However, my mechanic has told me that these old german cars are like tanks and can run on and on and on....on lesser than normal oil pressure in the engine. Keep it well maintained and watch for any abnormal or steady warning lights. My mechanic says don't take the car any farther away than I would chance a tow ride back. If that is a hint or what! Lol.
that sounds like its not a oil level gauge at all. it sounds like a oil psi indicator. when you accelerate your oil psi increases. same when the engine is cold. this is a normal thing that trucks and every vehicle for that matter do. my truck has a oil psi indicator and it does exactly what yours does.