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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. Apr 2, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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    Some MFGs don't use overhead cam setups lmao
     
  2. Apr 2, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    @dcsleeper408 u know anyone who can do the work that’s good ?
     
  3. Apr 2, 2019 at 3:38 PM
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    Some have it where the cam cradle portion I is casted as part of the cylinder head.

    For our design I think it's just too much for fipg to keep that area sealed up. This won't be solved for good until Toyota revamps the 5.7 or we get another motor otherwise they would of fixed it by now.
     
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  4. Apr 2, 2019 at 5:23 PM
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    Mine is "seeping" more than that and Toyota wouldn't approve mine at this point. Good luck, maybe your dealer is better to work with than mine. I was told they had to take pictures and send them into corporate for approval due to the cost. They said wasn't bad enough to get approval. Let us know how it turns out.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    Just heard from the dealer today. The master mechanic wrote it up as a leak because he saw a bead of oil that was about to drip. He said to him that constitutes a leak. So, it goes in on the 17th and Toyota says it should take 13hrs. So I hope the mechanic doesn't feel rushed. We will see how it goes....
     
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  6. Apr 2, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Glad you didn't get the runaround. I'm going to have them take a look at it each oil change and maybe one of those visits it will be bad enough to get approved. I just want it taken care of before I hit the 60K mark and it's no longer covered under the powertrain warranty.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2019 at 8:08 PM
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    So ..would this be a good time to throw that supercharger on?
     
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  8. Apr 2, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    I was thinking that earlier today! I will get a quote might be the first major mod
     
  9. Apr 2, 2019 at 8:11 PM
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    I was wondering the same, but doubt they'd give much discount on labor if any.
     
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  10. Apr 3, 2019 at 5:53 AM
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    Does anyone know after you fix this if it just comes back or if there is a aftermarket part that does a better job then the stock ?
     
  11. Apr 3, 2019 at 9:42 AM
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    Had Toyota look at my truck today and yes it does have a leak on the driver side. They gave the ok right away. Start working on it tomorrow. I'm Glad I didn't have to jump through any hoops.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    The head mechanic told me that with all the seals he has fixed, toyota gives them a black sealant. Which from what I have read, this is what is used in Japan. For some reason they use gray when the make the cars in the US.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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    Good luck! Let us know how it goes
     
  14. Apr 3, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    I think most folks would like to know the answer to this one. With all the folks around here getting the fix performed or have gotten the fix done a while back it would be nice to hear.
     
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  15. Apr 3, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    It sounds like it's just a one time fix. Once the new sealant is applied you should not have any future issues. The only problem might be if Toyota is only repairing one side and later on the other side starts to seep. I've heard that Toyota will only repair one side if that's all that's leaking, but I have also heard of a few members getting both sides taken care of by the dealer also...maybe it depends where you go and the willingness of the dealer.
     
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  16. Apr 4, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    Get a turkey baster and soak the otherside
     
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    I just took my 2015 DC to the dealer and had them check it out. Because I noticed it on the drivers side. Now granted I just got this truck haven’t made the first payment. It’s got just over 57000 miles. And the dealer says they are going to repair it and give me a loaner in the process. Says it will take a few days super nice. Awesome.
     
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  18. Apr 4, 2019 at 3:14 PM
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    I just wanted to say if it wasn’t for this forum I wouldn’t have noticed it. Thanks for you guys putting the word out there. I am definitely putting the word out there. Thanks again
     
  19. Apr 10, 2019 at 5:53 PM
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    What major issues would happen if this issue would have not been corrected or repaired

    Is always checking your oil and tapping it if its not in the recommended level?
    Would do?

    I know the oil leak would look meesy under the strut tower. But what if its only a little leak.
    Would that be a big issue?

    Ive seen other old engines with slugged of oil around it but still working like a charm.
     
  20. Apr 10, 2019 at 6:24 PM
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    Just depends how bad it is, little leak no big deal just check oil levels. Mine was dripping onto the heatshield and burning off and fumes entering the cab so I had to get repaired. If it was just seeping I would probably just leave it alone.
     
  21. Apr 10, 2019 at 6:31 PM
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    Is burning oil in the heat shield can cause fire? I do smell a burnt rubber or like brake lining burnt smell when I get down from the truck.

    Nothing inside the cabin.
     
  22. Apr 10, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    Bottom line whats the worst case scenario of this issue? Any reported major damage?

    I love my Tundra. Even I hated the gas consumption then here comes this tower leak at 45K miles. I hate to consider trading it in for another gen 3.
     
  23. Apr 10, 2019 at 6:54 PM
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    Problem is trading it in on another gen 3 wont guarantee you wont have the issue again. I haven't seen any major damage reported, one guy claimed his caught fire but I'm not 100%. If it was to cause fires then Toyota would have to issue a recall on them since its a safety concern.
     
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    I know but this time I’ll be covered by warranty. Mine is already done since its a 2012 gen2.
    I hate to beg Toyota and give me round around.
    I can have it fix by a local mechanic would do it for 1.5K labor.

    Its about 15hrs job. Approximately.

    But honestly don’t see any big issues unless it really a big leak.

    Mine is mostly moisture or seeping. But I know in due time it would collect and start dripping.

    But my solution spray it with a WD40 degreaser. I hardly even notice any drop of oil in my dip stick. No oil leak on my garage for years now.

    Is it worth my 1.5K to fix a small issue?
    Or just continue enjoying my tundra?
     
  25. Apr 10, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    I’ll have my dealer document the issue and document that Toyota denied the claim after multiple attemps to prove its a factory defect then if my truck caught fire in the process. I’ll be calling lawyers in NY and Chicago!
    Lol
     
  26. Apr 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM
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    Anyone here had work done in Houston, Texas by a trusted dealer for the cam leak?
     
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    Is yours being serviced by warranty?
     
  28. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:26 AM
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    I called Toyota America and they where very helpful to accommodate my complaints about the issue.
    The dealership will fix the issue on my truck with 20% cost on me.

    Toyota American will take care of the 80%

    To me that is already fair enough since my warranty is already expired.

    Thank you Toyota.
     
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  29. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:45 AM
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    That’s awesome! Good to hear!
     
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    I still think they should cover it all, its a known issue that they seem to have commonly reported to them. I had a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder, and anyone who was familiar with that generation of pathfinder knows there was an issue with the tranny cooler in the radiator and it leaking radiator fluid into the transmissions, essentially destroying it, and it became a national TSB and extended warranty of the components. at 110K miles, LONNG out of warranty, when I started exhibiting this issue, Nissan covered my radiator, transmission, and transfer case 100% no questions, concerns, or fight. The regional manager even said to me at the dealership "we dont expect a Nissan to break at 100K miles."
     
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