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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. Mar 29, 2019 at 4:53 PM
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    Valid point guys :thumbsup:. We have had 2 Fords and a GM that stranded us multiple times in years past. That said, wife's Nissan never stranded us but has needed a crap-ton of repairs over the last 14 years :bananadead:.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2019 at 5:12 PM
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    For what it's worth...a member recently posted pics of him being somewhat stranded. The cam "seep" was so bad his Tunny burnt to the ground...
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    Dang... I'm gonna have to find that thread. Crazy!
     
  4. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:04 PM
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    Driver-side assist handle, extang trifect 2.0 tonneau cover
    I have a 2018 with the 4.6l in it. Is this something I need to worry about or does it just affect the 5.7l engines?
     
  5. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:24 PM
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    That extended warranty is only good up until 90k. It doesn't add 90k to the mileage when you bought it. At least thats what I was told
     
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  6. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:56 PM
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    as soon as he posted he was gone though...troll ?
     
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  7. Mar 29, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    The finance person at the dealer even put down the warranty was good to 144,000 for the powertrain. Pretty good deal on a 2012 truck.
     
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  8. Mar 29, 2019 at 9:01 PM
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    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    With over 22,000 posts? I recall some pictures of the shell of a burnt truck, but not recalling deets atm.

    Edit: Oh, ha! I see what you were saying now. My bad!
     
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  9. Mar 29, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    not @Grey Wolf ..the guy who posted his truck went up in flames. he only had 2 or 3 posts.
     
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  10. Mar 29, 2019 at 9:20 PM
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  11. Mar 30, 2019 at 3:37 AM
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    The mechanic I talked to said he has fixed a few leaking problems on the 4.6l but didn’t mention if it was the cam tower or not.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2019 at 5:10 AM
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    I wondered about that myself. Could be a Ford lurker....You would have to have some serious leaking going on for sometime with lots of smoke without catching fire at first. A bit skeptical about it even happening. The trolls story was iffy. Most likely truck was hit by alien anti-matter ray gun....
     
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  13. Mar 30, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    I think this is the referenced thread.
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/cam-leak-fire.40688/#post-1035463

    Investigation saying cause was the oil leak looks suspect to me. Motor oil makes a good fuel for starting fires, but it is not exceptionally easy to light off. Motor oil is also not volatile enough to start a raging conflagration without a lot of highly flammable fuel being added quickly before it dies off and begins smoking. Not a lot of such fuel in an engine compartment; oil fire would have to last long enough to burn through a fuel line.
     
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  14. Mar 30, 2019 at 12:01 PM
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    This cam tower do you smell it burning off the exhaust?
    And if It had a rear main leak does anybody think I would smell it up by the front of the truck like I do.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2019 at 12:11 PM
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    I would smell mine right in the wheel well after getting out. I don’t know if mine was off the exhaust or dripping down on the heat shield but it was very noticeable
     
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  16. Mar 30, 2019 at 12:14 PM
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  17. Mar 31, 2019 at 1:08 PM
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    Sup dudes. Just learned about this issue yesterday. Went and checked my truck and saw some oil on the passenger side seal. Luckily my CPO warranty is good till August. I'll simple green the oil off and drive a few hundred miles to confirm, but I'm guessing I'll be at the dealer getting diagnosed next week. Any advice on how to deal with the dealer?IMG_20190331_105356.jpg
     
  18. Mar 31, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    My guess is that the dealer/Toyota will call that a "seep" and won't want to fix it, unfortunately.
     
  19. Mar 31, 2019 at 1:18 PM
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    I pressure washed it yesterday, so I think only the residue is left. I suspect it will be an actual leak after some drive cycles. We'll see. Otherwise I'll have till August to call / pressure everyone at Toyota. Wish me luck.
     
  20. Mar 31, 2019 at 1:21 PM
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    Ah, gotcha. Yeah, I wouldn't touch it again and let it actually leak so they can approve the fix. If it's leaking there shouldn't be an issue getting it repaired, but you might have to pressure them to approve both sides of the other isn't leaking (and you want them to take care of both).
     
  21. Mar 31, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Your truck has a generous amount of the gray gasket maker and it is seeping. That is one of the better beads of sealant I’ve seen. This gasket maker is simply a poor choice for our application. Really wish they would have selected a stronger gasket maker. Sorry you are having to deal with this.


     
  22. Mar 31, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    I think its the quality of the FIPG and the fact it is very inconsistently applied...some trucks have generous amounts while other do not.
     
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  23. Mar 31, 2019 at 6:48 PM
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    Curious if anyone in socal has had this work done, with a positive outcome, and could steer me in the direction of the dealer that did the work, or steer me clear of a problematic one. I do 90percent of my own maintenance, and go to a trusted independent shop when a job is too big for me.
     
  24. Apr 2, 2019 at 8:55 AM
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    Helpful post. I am a Toyota lover and bought close to 10 vehicles from Toyota, not to mention that my family and friends-most drive Toyota and I always brag about its reliability. So, I have replaced tires yesterday on my 2010 LC with only 19k miles and been told by the dealership that I have cam tower leak on passenger side. I have called Toyota of America number before I join legal action and give them hell of a negative publicity-the bottom line is I won't be paying to replace something that is defective. Hope they can fix the issue before it escalates.
     
  25. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    This is interesting as it's my understanding that all the LC 5.7Ls are assembled in Japan...
     
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  26. Apr 2, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    Wow, that's some low mileage for a 2010
     
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    I'm curious, is this engine design and setup with the CAM tower vastly different than other manufacturers that is making this more susceptible or is the consensus just the sealant methodology used in manufacturing?
     
  29. Apr 2, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    @dcsleeper408 its covered under my Route 66 warranty holllerrrrrrrr
     
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