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Old 11-03-2010, 10:06 PM
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Odd issue, stumped!

The other day I was driving my truck ( it was tuned on xtreme race) and i noticed something funny. As I barely mashed the accelerator it would do nothing then the power would come on all of a sudden. It seemed like when it was coasting the rpms were really low. So I shut the truck off and cranked it back up. It fired up but the rpms were really low for a few seconds and then it would idle up to normal. Then after 30 seconds or so the rpms would go way down and then back up. So I then tuned the truck back to stock. It acted the same way on start up. So I drove it home and It seemed to go away after a few miles. Now It starts and seems fine. I also checked the oil when I got home and It wouldnt even touch the dipstick, which it is due for a change. Any ideas? Trash in the fuel, water in the fuel, or because the oil was low?Also any idea where the oil went? It doesnt seem to be leaking any.

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Three common places to check:
1. The degas bottle - indicating an oil cooler leak
2. The exhaust pipe (disconnect from the turbo) - indicating a turbo seal leak
3. For 2003 and early 04 model years (clearly not your issue) - the ICP sensor/connector behind and below the turbo.

There are MANY more places for oil leaks, but to show up as low level requires somewhat larger leak rate.

BTW - how many miles do you go between oil changes?
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:23 AM
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Three common places to check:
1. The degas bottle - indicating an oil cooler leak
2. The exhaust pipe (disconnect from the turbo) - indicating a turbo seal leak
3. For 2003 and early 04 model years (clearly not your issue) - the ICP sensor/connector behind and below the turbo.

There are MANY more places for oil leaks, but to show up as low level requires somewhat larger leak rate.

BTW - how many miles do you go between oil changes?
I usually go about 5k. I had a new oil cooler put in about a year ago. Would the low oil level explain what happened?
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I usually go about 5k. I had a new oil cooler put in about a year ago. Would the low oil level explain what happened?
No but the links in my signature will.
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