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Last week I towed my 14' enclosed tandem filled with my furniture and other random shit. Going good until I was in Maryland when I was driving up a pretty steap grade and it just shut down, the motor quit, then my check engine light came on then they all came on. Its been running great, other than an o2 sensor code popping up (and clearing itself) and it seemed to be rather low on oil, which has been filled/changed. It didnt start for about 10minutes then it started, along with a check engine light. Ran fine, after about 20 minutes it happened again. Waited about 5 minutes and it started. About 45 minutes later it happened again. This time it started up in about 2 minutes.

Since, the code has cleared itself and its been runnin like a champ.

Two questions:
1.) Can something with your emissions shut down your engine?
2.) Can or is there a low oil shut-down level?

What could have been the problem?
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yes i believe itll shut off if its low on oil but im not too sure
 

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I could see the hill being so steep that all the oil went to one side of the pan thus making it think no oil or extremely low....Just a guess though....
 

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maybe it was overheating and thats what caused it to shut off before any other damage occurred. :shrug:
 

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Thanks guys, I was thinkin that about the oil. I asked around but no real answers.

Its wierd how it cleared itself to. Is that normal?

Thanks again
 

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Do engines really shut down automatically if dangerously low on oil or too hot? I never knew that I thought if anything got that bad it just went on until it locked up or something and it's the drivers fault.

I wonder how that works for product liability, I mean if you pull in front of a tractor-trailer that's going 75 and your engine locks up because you didn't put oil in it you get splattered, buried in a shoebox and no one debates that it wasn't your own fault. But If you pull in front of one and a line of code in your pcm shuts down your engine because it thinks there's too little oil, you get splattered, shoebox etc but your family also gets rich. Who's to say you couldn't have motored-on for another 5 seconds before engine failure and got out of that trucks way? What if there was no problem with oil and a perfect-storm of bad sensors made it seem there was a problem?
 
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