1988 toyota pickup 22r and the oil is the color of sand.

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Asked by Feb 01, 2017 at 06:03 PM about the 1988 Toyota Pickup 2 Dr STD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1988 Toyota pickup 22r carb model and has been sitting almost a year due to coolant loss through the exhaust. Started it up today for about 5 minutes,cut it off and checked the oil and now  it is a sand color (tan),and about an inch overfull. Had decided head gasket was blown around number 1 spark plug(water on plug)but due to hip replacement surgery not able to take the head off. Still runs great but now i have got this other problem. What has happened everyone????

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52,045

Sounds like a bad head gasket or cracked cylinder head.

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Thanks Bob, Either one may take care of both problems. i'll get the head off and get back with the answer

52,045

It might be a good idea to run a compression test on it before you tear it back down. Also some engines can put coolant into the oil with a bad intake manifold gasket. Not sure if this is the case with your engine or not.

5,725

might check the timing chain and tensioner~ it is routine to change this and put new gears and pressure shoe to keep tension on that chain...by now should have been changed twice...also the oil pressure is driven from the timing case which allows the pressure through an eccentric...these are susceptible to damage~ they will pull the head and put a new headgasket is part of the operation~ kinda necessary with a 1988~

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