Engine Cooling problem
1998 Toyota 4Runner 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual 80,000 miles
I work in Zimbabwe with the U.S. Embassy so good car maintenance is difficult.
Several months ago, my car started overheating when I would drive about 80 to 100 miles continuously at moderate to high speeds (no overheating with city driving). A cracked cylinder head was diagnosed and the head was planed. I subsequently took one trip with no problems but speed did not exceed 60 mph.
On a recent trip two things happened. At speeds of over 60 mph, the oil light would at times come on. Simultaneously, I had a loss of power going up inclines or hills. At times the light would not go on and I seemed to have full power even going up hills. At one such period with full power I was driving for a sustained period of 75 mph and the car overheated.
The car uses diesel. After driving now, I think I can smell a faint fuel smell.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 AT 1:52 AM