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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. Feb 11, 2019 at 6:33 PM
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    Yzed608

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    After I've cleaned the driver side up to see if it would start leaking /'seeping' again, I really haven't noticed anything. It's either that minimal or hard to tell from all the salt/mud/road water from winter (and the previous winter where I first noticed it this fall before cleaning). Still keeping an eye on it and documenting. Passenger side still looks clean. Fingers still crossed while knocking on wood (and drinking a beer to help forget this is a problem).
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:15 PM
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    Everyone on this site, I hope you’ve got on that website.
    yea big dawg.. took my truck in for oil change.. he called back an hour later telling me that mine was leaking.. fixed it that day and the next. Covered under warranty but it’s bs that they are telling people that it’s not leaking enough to fix it.. that’s a terrible dealership.
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:19 PM
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    My rep told me when I was picking my truck up, that they’ve been doing 2-3 every week for the last few months.
     
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  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    What dealership do you go to?
     
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  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 9:13 PM
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  7. Feb 12, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    Question. Would you guys get this issue fixed immediately if your truck was at 63k with a certified warranty or wait closer to 100k mile before the warranty expired? I thought waiting was a good idea in case something else were to be giving out.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    If both sides have been recognized by Toyota as leaking I would see no reason to wait. If only one side is leaking, and Toyota will only do one side, I would wait.
     
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  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 5:16 AM
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    Hey J, The dealer I used is a little dealership, with only a couple tundras on the lot. The master tech had also only done a couple of these. It might be worth while to talk to the tech that would do your truck at Lariche and feel him out. I think that working with someone that you trust can sometimes beat experience. Just a thought. Good luck!
     
  10. Feb 12, 2019 at 5:57 AM
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  11. Feb 12, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    I'm in the same boat and I'm getting it fixed sooner rather than later.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Some may remember I was told by my local dealer that I had a seep, not a leak and they would not be replacing. It was recommended i take it to the dealer i purchased it from to get a second opinion. I did so and was told the following:

    "Sorry for the delay. The ruling is that a seep Is not considered a failure. There has to be a visible leak to qualify for warranty replacement. The dealer in your area is correct."

    Just an update.
     
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  13. Feb 12, 2019 at 1:50 PM
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    If oil is getting to the outside of the engine them it's leaking somewhere. Wow. Did you sign up with the law firm staying the class action suit?
     
  14. Feb 12, 2019 at 2:56 PM
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    No I haven't yet. I don't have any legal experience with lawsuits and such and really don't know how. But, I'm with you and have been up and down the river on that; a seep IS a leak. If water is seeping in through the hull of a boat, then it's leaking and it likely gets worse. Same thing. So by the time my warranty goes to expire, I can guarantee there will be visible oil dripping down on the heatshield ;)
     
  15. Feb 12, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    All you have to do is go to http://www.classlawdc.com/2018/07/18/toyota-camshaft-tower-seal-leaking-class-action-investigation/ and fill out the little questionnaire and they’ll call you for more information. Takes about 5 minutes. After that it’s just that you’ll be compensated for the fix should the lawsuit go through. SO what do you have to lose? About 5 minutes, that’s all....
     
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  16. Feb 12, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    I just picked up a 2019 last weekend. I did smell a light burning smell today after I pulled in the garage.
    I stuck my head under the driver side fender and I could smell the burning smell.
    Just came across this thread and went out with a flashlight to check. It doesn’t look like anything is leaking. Everything looks dry.
    I hope it’s just the new burning off. 500 mi on the clock.
     
  17. Feb 12, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    Yes, new motors will put out funny smells until its properly broken in. Just keep an eye out for this leak as you mileage climbs friend.
     
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  18. Feb 12, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    The tech that did mine says he gets 1-2 per month, and he just works the afternoon shift.
     
  19. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    Pics of the black sealant so I know exactly where to look? Thanks.
     
  20. Feb 13, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Just do a quick search on cam tower leaking and there are members with pics after dealer fixed. After the fix it’s black sealant. Factory sealant is gray.
     
  21. Feb 13, 2019 at 7:16 PM
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  22. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:03 PM
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    Just got mine back from getting fixed. This is what they said on the ticket. Customer states there is an oil leak at the back of the motor on passenger side. SOP Parts. Checked and verified oil leak from the piss side cam cradle. Also noted an oil leak at the timing cover. Poor adhesion from the sealer used from factory is the cause. Disassembled and resealed pass cam cradle and timing cover. reassembled the engine(eep!) cleaned oil and residue from the compartment, test drove and no leaks or codes found.
     
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    is the timing cover a normal part of this as well?
     
  24. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM
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    Not usually. I think early on when this issue first started appearing they took off the timing cover, but I think as techs got better at the repair they could do it without removing the timing cover. Mine was not removed. However, it's good they took care of yours since they found it leaking.
     
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  25. Feb 14, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    It looks like the timing cover needs to come off to get to the cam chains.

    Dan
     
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  26. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    They have enough room to pull the chains forward, mine was done w/o removing the timing cover as well.
     
  27. Feb 14, 2019 at 5:28 PM
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  28. Feb 14, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    My ‘19 also had the same smell in the first 1K miles. At 1600 now and the smell is gone. With all new trucks, I always do the first oil change at 2K miles. Will go to factory recommendation afterwards. Long and short, the smell is normal when new.
     
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