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Newbie Questions / Re: 82 Toyota 22r low oil pressure
« Last post by Gnarly4X on Today at 02:27:10 AM »
I have a 22r in a 4wd 82 toyota. After crawling for a bit the oil light comes on and won't go off unless you let it cool down.  I changed the filter and oil because it had been a while. The red light was on when I shut it off before the oil change. The filter was empty! Thought that odd. Changed the oil and filter - same problem.  No engine knocks, didn't let it run beyond a few seconds with the light on.

Bought a new oil pump and put it on but haven't buttoned it up yet.  The old pump seemed to be within tolerances. Any ideas what might be wrong if not the pump?

I would not start buying and installing parts without diagnosing the problem. (unless bgen says so..LOL)

How many miles on this engine? Does it burn any oil?  Any motor oil leaks?

I assume you checked the oil level and it was full?  So you eliminated a low oil level issue, right?

When you were "crawling" was the truck at a steep angle?

What oil are you using?

What is your ambient air temperature?

Depending on how long the truck sat before you drained the oil and removed the oil filter, most, if not all, oil filters will be drain overnight.

You can buy a very inexpensive oil pressure gauge and verify you have proper oil pressure.  THEN if you want, figure out the oil pressure light issue.  You can also buy an oil pressure switch for $3 or $4.

It is not unusual to see very low oil pressure when crawling at very low RPMs.

You can also call Wells and talk to their technical people:

http://www.wellsve.com/wells_tech.html

Gnarls.
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Project Research and Build-Ups / Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Last post by Gnarly4X on Today at 02:03:24 AM »
Made it to Nevada, truck did just fine. Burnt some oil, I was running 10W-30, I've been filling it up with some 15W-40 diesel oil, my truck likes 10W-40 so I am doing the 15W-40 because I figured if anything the additives in the diesel oil would be helpful.

Driving all the way to San Diego tomorrow, wish me luck.

6 hours in these trucks gets a little cramped.

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Hey Toybrota,

How much oil is the engine using?  Do you see any exhaust smoke?

Although mixing different motor oil is not a critical issue, I'd stick with the same brand and type... just increase the viscosity.

Increasing the viscosity can help reduce oil burning and add some lubrication protection.

When I did the sand dune trips to Glamis, knowing my little engine was going to be tach'd out most of the time, I changed oil to 10-40 synthetic and added a 1/2 can of STP Oil Treatment.

Gnarls.
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Engine / Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Last post by Gnarly4X on Today at 01:41:56 AM »
man, that's great you didn't have to pull the tranny again. Have you listened to the injectors themselves on your stethoscope? My 92 seems to have way louder injectors than my 85 had. I thought I had drivetrain noise and tried chasing it down for quite a while until I decided to listen to the injectors themselves and they tick  loud

Hey liveoak,

Yes, as a matter of fact I have listened to the injectors.  They batch fire and as I remember fire twice, so their "tick" frequency is way faster sounding than rocker tick.  BUT, they do contribute to the whole "tick" sound on these engines.

And, I also have chased many ticks.. the 22R mechanical fuel pump, exhaust leaks, timing chain slapping against the t-c cover, injectors, and the rockers.

Gnarls.
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Engine / Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Last post by liveoak on Yesterday at 09:19:53 PM »
man, that's great you didn't have to pull the tranny again. Have you listened to the injectors themselves on your stethoscope? My 92 seems to have way louder injectors than my 85 had. I thought I had drivetrain noise and tried chasing it down for quite a while until I decided to listen to the injectors themselves and they tick  loud
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Project Research and Build-Ups / Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Last post by Toybrota on Yesterday at 06:40:25 PM »
Glad to hear your truck is doing well on the trip. Yes, 6 hour trips get a little cramped in these trucks. I've done some long road trips in mine, and it's always felt real good to get out and stretch my legs, and stop listening to the roar of the leaky exhaust for a while.

Safe travels to San Diego!
Ha thanks, I leave mesquite at about 5 tomorrow morning, should get where I'm going pretty quick.

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Project Research and Build-Ups / Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Last post by Lewis Hein on Yesterday at 06:38:46 PM »
Glad to hear your truck is doing well on the trip. Yes, 6 hour trips get a little cramped in these trucks. I've done some long road trips in mine, and it's always felt real good to get out and stretch my legs, and stop listening to the roar of the leaky exhaust for a while.

Safe travels to San Diego!

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Engine / Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Last post by Gnarly4X on Yesterday at 06:37:44 PM »
Because they apparently don't leak and are reusable

Well... I'd like to know whose head they used to measure and manufacturer his half moons.

Gnarls.
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Engine / Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Last post by Gnarly4X on Yesterday at 06:36:44 PM »
Glad to hear it was nothing worse than that... It would be bad to rebuild an engine only to find a leaky rear main.

Here's to another several hundred thousand miles on your new engine...

Thank you Lewis!  :beerchug:

Gnarls.  :gap:
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So something I will say about the 4.7 set is the top speed is very limited, I love the added capability of 1st low but when I'm on less technical trail rides I find I'm constantly in 5th and struggling to keep up. Only real reason I'm going to duals is to get my stock low range back

I never have trouble keeping up with myself, and so far that has been equivalent to keeping up with the group.

I say run what you got. You'll like it. Can always make a dual out of later.
I agree. That is now officially the plan.
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Engine / Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Last post by Lewis Hein on Yesterday at 06:33:50 PM »
Glad to hear it was nothing worse than that... It would be bad to rebuild an engine only to find a leaky rear main.

Here's to another several hundred thousand miles on your new engine...
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