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Old 06-03-2014, 11:53 AM   #1
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In urgent need for professional help and professional opinion

Hello fellow JK enthusiasts. Like the title says I am in urgent need of a professional help with a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4d 3.8l tragedy.

My question is mainly for certified Jeep service staff, but all help is appreciated. If you could send me an e-mail or contact me privately through this forum I would really appreciate your help and able tell more.

This is about what is the proper procedure (for "certified" Jeep service staff) on what to do if the oil pressure emergency light (red) lids up (or blinks couple of times) while driving a customer´s car for a test drive (hard accelerations) just before regular maintenance procedures (ie. oil change). What about ignoring it altogether...

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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Why is someone test driving a vehicle before regular maintenance? Was there some other work to be done that required it?
If the light comes on under acceleration, its typically low on oil and the system is recognizing a low pressure due to not enough volume available.
What other info can you tell us about the Jeep? Year, transmission, maintenance cycle, modifications, etc?

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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And why try to take this private?
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:15 PM   #4
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Urgent need, 2 posts.. I think I see how this will go... someone responds, they want to thank that person by sending a check for $1000, then the helpy helper cashes that check and wires $900 back to the sender...
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:24 PM   #5
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Why is someone test driving a vehicle before regular maintenance? Was there some other work to be done that required it?
If the light comes on under acceleration, its typically low on oil and the system is recognizing a low pressure due to not enough volume available.
What other info can you tell us about the Jeep? Year, transmission, maintenance cycle, modifications, etc?
One of the reasons was to check which brake is making a squeaking sound and therefore save some service time for a regular maintenance (ie. oil change). JKU 3.8l automatic. Maintenance cycle once a year.
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And why try to take this private?
Why not?
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:35 PM   #7
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:40 PM   #8
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Wouldn't a good tech worth his salt stop and see why the oil light is on, like maybe check the oil and listen to the engine to see if there are sounds indicating oil starvation? I'm just wondering that's all. I'd treat a customer's car like my own, and if I felt there was an oil related issue tow it back to the dealership. Unfortunately not all techs think that way, and a reason why many of us opt to do our own work. JMO no flame war intended.
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unlucky - are you the owner or the driver?

If you are the owner, the procedure should have been "stop immediately, check oil level, depending on oil level proceed with further diagnostics"

If you were the driver and the owner is complaining, just tell him/her "not a big deal, it's a Jeep thing, they all do that from time to time."
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Holy Sh*T...a mechanic on a Public forum asking for help to fix his customers car....that customer should get his Jeep back and RUN.
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Holy Sh*T...a mechanic on a Public forum asking for help to fix his customers car....that customer should get his Jeep back and RUN.
I think this is a customer trying to figure out if the mechanic screwed up and caused damage...

IF you think this might end up in litigation, I strongly encourage you to stop talking about it on public forums and consult an attorney.

Also asking an anonymous forum for a professional opinion is a bad idea. Sure there might be a professional mechanic that'll answer, their might also be a million trolls wanting to mess with you.
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I think this is a customer trying to figure out if the mechanic screwed up and caused damage...

IF you think this might end up in litigation, I strongly encourage you to stop talking about it on public forums and consult an attorney.

Also asking an anonymous forum for a professional opinion is a bad idea. Sure there might be a professional mechanic that'll answer, their might also be a million trolls wanting to mess with you.

Good points...

The originator is pretty vague in their post.
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The first thing to do is to check the oil level. That's usually the main reason the oil light goes on with a 3.8.
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the first thing to do is to check the oil level. That's usually the main reason the oil light goes on with a 3.8.
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Low oil level-low oil pressure, no matter, a red light always means "STOP" in the automotive world, whether it's on your dash or at intersections.

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