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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. Jun 8, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    For me... I would never let any shop touch my 5.7 for some of the pictures shown on this thread. The repair is very invasive and opens opportunities for other leaks and unrelated problems. Unless it is truly a fire risk, I'd keep an eye on it and just clean it periodically if not threatening.
     
  2. Jun 8, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    Mine was dripping on the heat shield and I could smell the oil burning off. :(
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    After reading 13 pages on this topic, I do not see one 2019 with this issue. Odd thing is there are several 2018s that had a leak very early in life.

    Calling all 2019 owners, does anyone have a cam tower leak to report?
     
  4. Jun 8, 2019 at 12:13 PM
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    Yeah I get you, but some of us just don't want to tolerate leaking oil from a brand new truck. Unfortunately my 2018 did develop another issue as a result of the repair and the dealer ended up buying it back. It's just very frustrating and embarrassing that a company like Toyota hasn't resolved this issue after 12 years.
     
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  5. Jun 8, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    I hear you and I understand as a 2018 owner as well and will do the same if it ever becomes a potential liability issue or I see/smell it progressing.
     
  6. Jun 8, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    yep we have some 2019 with very low miles too...
     
  7. Jun 8, 2019 at 6:28 PM
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    I would say all years have it except maybe 2007-2009
     
  8. Jun 8, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Thanks for the note @TheBeast. Do you work for Toyota?
     
  9. Jun 8, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    I do not. "we" as tundras.com members. ;)
     
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  10. Jun 8, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    My 2007 Limited CM had it. Noticed it when I was doing the 100k mile service. Thought it was the valve cover leaking at first even bought a gasket for it then figured out it was the seal below the valve cover ie cam tower.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Did you end up completing the repair?
     
  12. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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    I know the guy who fixed mine, he’s a competent tech. It’s not that big of a deal. 23k miles later and no leaks and no issues related to the repair.
     
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  13. Jun 11, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    My dealer needed a week to make the repair. I did not pester them and I hope it gives a good result. I do realise it is very involved, that is why it was billed at $3200. This was covered on my behalf.
     
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  14. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    Hi Everyone, well it happened to me. I just checked and I have oil leakage on the passenger side. I have a 2013 Crewmax with 56k. Not sure what to do next. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have the grey gasket seal.
     
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  15. Jun 11, 2019 at 5:55 PM
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    Go to the dealer—they/Toyota may be able to help you out since you're probably not too far out of your powertrain warranty and are still under 60k miles. Sorry and good luck!
     
  16. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:01 PM
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    Any good toyota dealerships in SoCal that have experience in doing this type of work? Please let me know. Thanks again.
     
  17. Jun 11, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    BTW guys please sign the petition for a Toyota recall. If you have a Tundra its not if but when you will have an oil leak. Pissed as hell.
     
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  18. Jun 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    I think they will only recall if its a safety issue, I think your more likely to see a special service campaign like they did with the AIP failures on the Tundra and Tacoma.
     
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    south bay toyota. they have experienced master techs
     
  20. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:54 AM
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    Or Cabe Toyota in Long Beach.

     
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    I got lucky. The fix was done under my 90 day warranty and my service writer was able to get the leaking driver side as well as the passenger done at zero cost to me. He even got the $200 deductible waived. The fix took about 4 days as they had to wait on parts. Replaced all the gaskets as they went through the engine and I now have a nice visible beed of the Black Sealant around the cam tower.
     
  22. Jun 13, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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  23. Jun 13, 2019 at 1:01 PM
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    That's what I'm talking about!..well done.
     
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  24. Jun 14, 2019 at 7:35 AM
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    After reading a bunch of these posts regarding dealerships it REALLY ticks me off that some are being so DECEITFUL when it comes to these issues. I have been in the industry for 35 years and did begin learning quite a bit about dealerships when I worked for some in the past. ALL ARE NOT THE SAME!!!! Reading some of the responses on here about how some dealers are flat out blowing off customers with the BS about "seeping" is just a flat out lie!!!! They KNOW it's a problem and they KNOW they can fix it to make things right but don't.

    The only thing I can HIGHLY suggest any of you do is if one dealership tries to do the blow off, go to another one and see the difference. You WILL see a difference. Some service managers apparently don't have a problem with bending ethics and then there are some that are just HANDS DOWN fantastic guys that like to sleep good at night because they do the right thing on a daily basis. Find the ladder guys and stick with them because they're SOLID family guys with great ethics.

    Peace!
     
  25. Jun 18, 2019 at 12:35 PM
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    Well, that was easy. I took my truck in yesterday to a local dealership (not the closest dealer but one I don't despise) to see what they'd say about my cam tower leak. They came back and said it was more of seep on the one side and dry on the other. Quoted me $1500 something but I reminded them again my truck was CPO. Said they would call toyota and get back to me. I asked if they could see if I could go ahead and have both sides done since they were tearing it down.

    Fast forward to today, they said toyota agreed to cover both sides and I could bring it in Tuesday and drop it off for a couple days. They will also provide me with a loaner.

    Honestly, I'm a little nervous about having this done. The seep really doesn't seem to be that big of a deal to me but I don't want it to progressively get worse and then be out of warranty. I also asked if they would replace the oil and they said yes. Hopefully they will especially since I just changed it.
     
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    I have a 2010 Limited Crew Max with 81,000 miles when my truck was diagnosed with the dreaded leak. I called Toyota's corporate office at 1-800-331-4331 and spoke to their service people. They gave me a case number to track and told me they would look into it. I got a call back three days later and they dropped the price from $3,000 to $1,200 and told me they would cover half. I probably could have done better but $600 compared to full price is a win in my game. Truck is getting fixed now and they loaned me a TRD Tacoma for the time being. Not bad for just making one phone call. Save your receipts though. They told me if it does become an actual recall in the future, they will refund whatever I spent.
     
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  27. Jun 23, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    Awesome! Thank you sir. I have a 2014 with 115K. No problems yet.....
     
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  28. Jun 23, 2019 at 12:04 PM
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    Just for reference, would someone be able to tell me what area to look at to see if I ever have this problem. I have a 2019 but would like to keep an eye on it every now and then to make sure. And if possible pictures would be helpful
     
  29. Jun 23, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Where is this and how can we sign?
     
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  30. Jun 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    I checked my 2015 with only 38000 kilometers, both sides were leaking. The first dealership I took it to said they will look at but if it’s not leaking they would charge me 1 hour labor. The second dealership looked at my pictures and scheduled an appointment to check it out. They ended up having it for about a week. All fixed up now, glad it was still under warranty. If I didn’t check this fourm I wouldn’t have known anything about this problem.
     

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