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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 17, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    r1-superstar

    r1-superstar Kailua Boy

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    The service department billed nine hours to do mine (3 days). Looking at my invoice, they removed the time chain since I see the timing chain gasket listed.
     
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  2. Feb 17, 2019 at 10:54 AM
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    This may be a dumb question, but are FFV and non FFV engines made on the same assembly line? Is there any correlation between FFV and or non FFV with the leaking cam shaft tower issue?
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2019 at 10:57 AM
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    Do they even offer non-FFV engines anymore? I didn't have an option when I bought mine, FFV engine and has never seen E85, and never will.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    Yep. I don't think I've ever seen a FFV for sale here in Oregon.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    My 2015 is a non FFV and I think they are still sold in some states. I live in TN and found my non FFV in WV.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2019 at 11:07 AM
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    I would like to know the answer to this as well.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    SMART question! I have been thinking the same thing as mine is FFV. Purchased in Santa Fe, NM.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.

    Mine is FFV purchased in Albuquerque NM
     
  9. Feb 17, 2019 at 1:20 PM
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    Mine is a ‘16 CA non-FFV, and it has the cam tower leak. Someone mentioned a timing problem after the cam tower repair, and that’s a risk when doing this job because the timing chain is removed from the cams. If the tech doesn’t clearly mark the chain with the sprockets, and doesn’t hold tension on the chain, one tooth off is going to cause performance issues. Really sucks that new trucks have to get a tear down like this. The tech at my dealership said, “don’t go there.”
     
  10. Feb 17, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    I gotta say the local Toyota dealer did me good. They fixed another leak while in there. I must say, whoever did the black sealant had a steady hand because it about looks factory.
     
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  11. Feb 17, 2019 at 1:49 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
    That’s BS. If corporate is Saying take it to another dealer then any dealer should fix it. It’s under warranty. SMH.
    Might need to bring it down to Oregon. :notsure:
     
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  12. Feb 17, 2019 at 3:26 PM
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    Yeah there are various ways to complete it, just depends on the tech I guess.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Boosted4runner Join the NRA please.

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    Yep. I’m debating it.
    I’m now over 60K since just taking a trip to Pasco. (60,500)
    Toyota said they’ll still honor it though since it was recorded. So I’m not in a huge rush.
     
  14. Feb 17, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    I have been following this thread for a long time and have taken photos of my Tundra engine for a while. I think I was looking at the wrong area for awhile, but I think my original engine has the black sealant. See attached photos. In one blow of one photo, you can see a clear bump of BLACK sealant protruding. At least it looks black vs grey to me. I am the original owner of the 18 CM, about 8500 miles. A little over a year in my ownership. This is a little different from what I have been reading where the grey original sealant leaks. Two engine lines, maybe Toyota is experimenting with the sealant? IDK.IMG_4247.jpgIMG_4247.jpg Tundra  021719.jpg
     
  15. Feb 17, 2019 at 4:32 PM
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    That's the gray sealant on yours.
     
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  16. Feb 17, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    ok, a dark grey vs engine grey.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM
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    Yeah it's the standard Gray sealant they have been using. The black fipg is very different in contrast.
     
  18. Feb 17, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    ...and if you’ve ever used the black sealant, you would discover that it’s ultra sticky and hard to get off your fingers, or anything for that matter. Expensive too!
     
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  19. Feb 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM
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    Did my first oil change after both sides were repaired and had a fair amount of metal shavings in the oil filter.
     
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  20. Feb 17, 2019 at 7:52 PM
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    How long did you wait after the procedure to change your oil? My dealership said normal intervals . I was thinking like 500-1000 miles and the tech told me like 5000 miles.
     
  21. Feb 17, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    This is why I mention on here to do an oil change at a very short interval after this repair .I did two short oil change intervals and then just changed the filter twice at short intervals. I kept doing it until I didn't receive any more trash in my filter. Found a fair amount of gasket debris as well.

    I wouldn't go more then 500 miles after the repair.
     
  22. Feb 17, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    Just over 1500 miles. Plan to do again in another 1000/1500. Engine runs strong and it idols smooth.

    Didn’t have any gasket reminets.
     
  23. Feb 18, 2019 at 8:02 AM
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    Dan
     
  24. Feb 18, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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    Yes, I have one and it is a 2019 that I purchased in November.
     
  25. Feb 19, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Update... just picked mine back up, two days @ dealership, 9 hrs labor(?) Looks like they took care of both sides, based on evidence of black sealant. Also added the parts list in case it's of interest to anyone. N/C for everything, fully warrantied. Loaner vehicle was a 2018 Camry... ugh, felt so uncomfortable being so low to the ground, LoL.

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  26. Feb 21, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    Dropped it off at dealer on Monday, picked it up today. Just a short 5 mile drive home, but so far so good - it sounds & performs exactly as it did before the reseal.
    Can post pics later, but I can see the new black Flex Seal on pass side oozing out a bit.
    They wouldn’t do drivers side, too. It’s not leaking but I asked if they could do it while they already had it ripped apart. They said they can’t - they have to send off pics to big brother & that side isn’t leaking.

    Got to talk to master tech before they started. Which was good - quelled some concerns.

    I guess I’ve had a good experience so far. They didn’t try to give me the run-around at all with doing the repair. I initially went in in Dec; they acknowledged the leak; degreased it & asked me to come back in a month. I thought that was fair. Went back on Mon & they took it for repair that day after inspection.

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    They would only reseal my passenger side as well, my driver side still has the factory sealant. They claimed they couldn't fix something that wasn't an issue and that they were not going to disassemble the truck further. Only time will tell if it becomes a problem on that side.
     
  28. Feb 21, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    Way off topic but was that camry the v6 with 302hp ? Wife has the 4 banger and want the trd camry this yr when it comes out .
     
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  29. Feb 21, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    They have a TRD Camry now?? Lol
     
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  30. Feb 21, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    Yes a trd camry is coming and an Avalon .

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