Question about 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser
I dealer overfilled the engine oil by 1 quart. could this cause a problem?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 2004 Toyata
Check the oil with the engine warm & off. An accidental overfill of 1/2 quart will not hurt the engine. BUT, 2-3 quarts overfull will result in issues, and I would recommend draining that overfill out. But, 1/2 quart is really nothing to worry about.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
The actual reason is maximize your fuel mileage.
The engineering is as follows:
There are times when the fuel injectors shut off when you are driving, like going down a long hill. There is no need for the injectors to "work", as you are coasting without giving it any gas. But, the engine will stall out with no injector action. So, how does Toyota keep the engine running? From the gasoline FUMES in the fuel tank. There is a tube on top of the fuel tank whch siphons the fuel vapours...The vapours then are stored in something called a charcaol canister, in which the "charcoal" absorbs the fumes from the tank, and, when coasting, the injectors stop injecting, and the stored fumes are admitted into the intake manifold thru a valve controlled by the Electronic Control Unit, or ECU. The fumes are used by the engine, thusly maximizing your mileage, other than losing them by letting them escape out from under the fuel cap. Now, to answer your question: If the vehicle is "overfilled", there is no place for the fumes, other than in the top of the filler neck. And the siphon tube is on top of the tank. The ECU sees the overfill condition as a "blockage" in the fuel fume vent line (only fumes should be in this tube), and said "blockage" will transmit this to the ECU, thru a sensor, & turn on your check engine light. The overfill actually "lies" to the ECU, even though there is nothing wrong. Best thing to do: When filling the tank, stop after the handle clicks off.
I hope that I have explained this to your liking.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
If just found this on another forum:
A few days ago I started the Cruiser and had 4 indicators stay lit.
They were the CHECK ENGINE...SLIP INDICATOR..VSC TRAC..VSC OFF.
Didnt noticed any change in driving and 4-wheel drive is still working.
I removed the negative cable from the battery and the same indicator lights have NOT come back. Everything is back to normal as far as warning lights go. Should I take it in to the service center and have it checked.
Or should I wait to take it in, if it does it again?
Posted on Dec 06, 2008
BULLDUST TO THAT MATE ---- TEN LITRES WITH THE FILTER GOD I HATE IT WHEN THESE **** GIVE ANSWERS THAT THEY DONT KNOW.IF YOU DOUBT ME RING A TOYOTA SERVICE CENTRE
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
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