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CAM SHAFT TOWER SEAL LEAKING ** PLEASE READ***

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by jacob.jons.jj, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:37 PM
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    Suspension: front- Bilsein 6112 set at 1.9”; Rear- bilstein 5160 with maxtrac 1” shackel. Wheels: Method MR308 roost wheels 18x9” +18 offset. Tires: 275/70/18 Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s Removed front mudflaps and moved front wheel well liner forward. Bakflip MX4 Tonneau cover Line-x premium bed liner aFe CAI Rear differential breather moved behind taillight Debadged Windows tinted 20% ESP locking long box rear seat storage OEM all weather mats
    saw someone on here do a Tacoma steering wheel swap. Maybe do that?
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:41 PM
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    Suspension: front- Bilsein 6112 set at 1.9”; Rear- bilstein 5160 with maxtrac 1” shackel. Wheels: Method MR308 roost wheels 18x9” +18 offset. Tires: 275/70/18 Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s Removed front mudflaps and moved front wheel well liner forward. Bakflip MX4 Tonneau cover Line-x premium bed liner aFe CAI Rear differential breather moved behind taillight Debadged Windows tinted 20% ESP locking long box rear seat storage OEM all weather mats
    Picked up my truck from the dealer. Both sides confirmed for leaks. I was told I now have an appointment to have the DSPM inspect the vehicle next week.
    These are the pictures they took of it.

    Passenger side 636DCFC9-170F-489C-B819-E140C58D524C.jpg


    Drivers side 06BD583A-DE1E-4C40-B769-98F7DC35F06A.jpgYou can see it’s dripping on the heat shield. That’s why I can smell oil burning.
     
  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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    My 2018 has that circular imperfection on the steering wheel. I noticed it right away because it's at the top of the wheel. Irritating enough that I sanded it down a bit. I thought it was just my truck.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    This is how mine looked but only on the passenger side. Both sides of yours are leaking on a 2018, wonder what the heck is going on with these 2018 motors.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    :confused:
     
  6. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    Can someone recommend a dealer with experience servicing their cam towers in Southern California? I live in Redlands/Highland to be specific and would prefer to stay close. Here is a list of local dealers to me.

    •Redlands
    •San Bernardino
    •Moreno Valley
    •Riverside
    •Ontario
     
  7. Jan 14, 2019 at 7:51 PM
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    south Bay toyota did mine. They gave me a rental free of charge too. A bit far for you but you get a rental. Dropped off on Tuesday, picked up on Friday.
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:22 AM
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    While mine isn't leaking, yet, I wouldn't let a dealership tear my engine down and hope that it is put back together with all the right torque's and sequencing. Watch the youtube video that was posted a few pages back. Unless I got a full out dripping, this would fall into the camp of keep and eye on it and wipe it off.
     
  9. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    I don't understand those that say that they would just "accept" a leak on a new vehicle.

    I have some broken shit that I can sell you. It'll be a good price, and it is just "kind of" broken. :rofl:
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:20 AM
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    X2, I could accept it on a 100k+ mile engine, they should be able to sell us an engine that can seal up properly.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    Has anyone taken their Tundra to Longo Toyota for this?
     
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  12. Jan 15, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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    Some things are better broken in. Why not let the first husband do the hard work...:rofl:

    B
     
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  13. Jan 15, 2019 at 8:54 AM
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  14. Jan 15, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    No, I have not, but being the biggest Toyota dealership in Cali they’ve probably done a few. I would definitely want a master tech doing the job, and not his first one.
    My dealership in San Diego, Kearny Mesa Toyota, would not do mine because it’s “seeping” and not dripping...yet. Only 12K miles.
     
  15. Jan 15, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Is this the infamous cam tower leak in early stages (2016 30k miles)??? Top pic is passenger side, bottom is driver.

    Its leaking oil slightly near that dreaded spot, just unsure if its the CT leak. If so I think I only have till the end of this month to get to the dealer; my truck was produced 01/2016!!!

    camtower1.jpg

    camtower2.jpg
     
  16. Jan 15, 2019 at 6:58 PM
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  17. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    Thats exactly what mine looks like. You have two more years if i am right this is under powertrain warranty so its 5 years.
     
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  18. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    Yep looks like you have the leak, hard to tell from the picture for the driver-side but it looks like its leaking as well.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    This is powertrain?? Thought it would fall under 3 year 36k bumper to bumper?
     
  20. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    I think it will fall under powertrain, but you never know how they want to classify things. I got mine in before the 3/36k was up just to make sure it was covered.
     
  21. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:18 PM
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    I just didn't know if it was, for sure, powertrain. I'm going to call the dealer tomorrow and hopefully have the initial screening down next week just in case. That way it'll be on file before the end of my warranty (expiring at the end of the month) if they cannot perform the job for a few weeks.

    Alloutdrs- How long did the job take/how long did they have your truck for?
     
  22. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    powertrain. 5 years/60K. I fixed mine right before 5 years
     
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  23. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    Is the new gasket/part better than the original. IE did they correct the issue or is it just another likely to defect part?
     
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  24. Jan 15, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    still holding after almost 2 years :)
     
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    The silicone used for the repair is black, and yes, it’s an upgrade in terms of silicone sealants. The factory silicone is gray. The integrity of the fix is in the hands of the tech that performs the repair. Toyota is now allowing fewer hours for the repair. Good luck.
     
  26. Jan 15, 2019 at 9:23 PM
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    2 days mine was under the knife.
     
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  27. Jan 16, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Update #2.......... Picked up my truck today. As I stated earlier they would only do driver side under warranty. Spoke with Corporate and Service Director about passenger side. After much discussion we settled on passenger side being done at half price....... Both sides done, they had my truck 5 days
     
  28. Jan 16, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Glad you got it fixed! But that’s BS that they wouldn’t do the other side under warranty.
     
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  29. Jan 16, 2019 at 3:37 PM
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    Thanks, I agree........... They were adamant it wasn't leaking so they couldn't fix something not broken.
     
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  30. Jan 16, 2019 at 3:57 PM
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    That's the same thing I was told when I took mine in, I even offered to pay for the driverside and they still wouldn't. tech told me if it's not leaking why tear down your engine more. The way they did mine was without removing the timing cover so then it made sense to me. If they were removing the timing cover I would want both sides done.
     
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