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Old 10-28-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
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Question Engine Light... what does it mean

my engine light just came on yesterday it blinks twice then pauses then blinks 4 times. does anyone know what this code means. i changed my oil yesterday too. i usually run 5w-30 but my grandpa told me to put 10w-30 he said it wouldnt hurt it. i think it being a heavier weight it threw off the sensor and is making the engine light blink. any answers would be greatly appericated
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:07 AM   #2
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follow the instructions this may help. I'm not sure about it blinking on it's own though.

http://www.troublecodes.net/Toyota/
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Changing the oil shouldn't affect any of the sensors, particularly the one code 24 refers to- intake air temperature sensor, since it's in the air flow meter above the air filter.
However, nothing should cause the codes to blink on their own: that requires connecting two terminals in the diagnostic check connector next to the fuse panel under the hood. That it is blinking on its own suggests a short somewhere or possibly an ECU fault.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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Oh, and 10w30 vs 5w30 oil is not a huge difference. 10w oil is slightly thicker when cold than 5w oil. But if it's getting cold outside 5w30 might be a better choice than 10w30.
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Old 10-28-2009, 08:35 AM   #5
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does it matter that my truck is a 1988 with a v6 3.0L?
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also i noticed that water is leaking in from above my ecu could this be the problem. the light cuts on when i start my truck and it stays on for a little while, then cuts off. then when i cut my engine off it starts again. it feels like my truck is struggling a little, i reckon it is the air intake
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