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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. Nov 21, 2019 at 10:43 AM
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    BuckWallace

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    There are some pictures earlier in this thread, but the easiest way to see it is to look in through the wheel well. These almost always leak at the rear of the engine (closest to the cab), and I don't think one side is more or less common than the other.
     
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  2. Nov 21, 2019 at 11:06 AM
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    Thank you very much for the quick response I will definitely check that and now I know what to do thanks to you have a good Thanksgiving and thank you
     
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  3. Nov 24, 2019 at 2:48 PM
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    I don't know if anyone said but flat rate is 16 hours on this job. Im about to do mine because I don't let stuff leak regardless if it's not that bad. Im a Caterpillar tech so I'll handle it myself. Should it have been fixed? Yeah Toyota should have figured it out and changed the sealant at the factory but that's life. I still have less issues than my Chevy or Ford owning friends so I can I'll suck it up. My friends new gmc has been in the dealer 11 times in 3 months. I guess im trying to say, suck it up. Also anyone in Colorado want help doing theirs pm me.
     
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  4. Nov 24, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    Ah, the old "other stuff is worse so stop complaining about this" argument... :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Nov 24, 2019 at 4:37 PM
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    a CAT tech is damn sure better than any WP handjob.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2019 at 4:40 PM
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    Might be a valid argument
     
  7. Nov 24, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    Maybe. Maybe not. I sure felt like complaining when my brand new 2018 started leaking and needed the engine opened up, then ended up being bought back after the engine got screwed up after the repair. But I guess I wasn't born with a life-altering disability, so I shouldn't really be complaining about anything.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2019 at 5:18 PM
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    was the deal made right? Did you end up ok with the deal? Honestly asking. I’m the guy with a 2020 that has had two drips and quit. My 2011 had a full blown leak that went full Cherokee with smoke signals.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    Sure, I ended up OK with the deal given the circumstances, but I'd have much rather not had to deal with any of it. Not sure what you're getting at—I'm just pointing out that people like to come on here and tell other people how they should or shouldn't feel about this issue.
     
  10. Nov 24, 2019 at 5:34 PM
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    I was attempting to get you to elaborate on your experience so others reading and myself could learn a bit..insert roll eye emoji. SAB
     
  11. Nov 24, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    Check out some of the older pages of this thread—lots of elaboration.
     
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  12. Nov 24, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    I have. But newer experiences with dealers and newer years are always relevant. Seems like your just headstrong on being a prick....but that prolly comes with being an Oregonian
     
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  13. Nov 24, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    Honestly not sure how you got that out of my previous posts. You asked me to elaborate and I said I already did earlier in this thread. I'd say most on here wouldn't consider me a prick—the vote is still out on you, though. LOL at taking a jab at my home state as well, pretty pathetic. :rofl:

    Anyway, I'm done here. Enjoy your 2020!
     
  14. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    maybe I did misread your post. My mind still isn’t changed on Oregon...lmao
     
  15. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:07 PM
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    Let's just be careful about lumping Portland in with the rest of Oregon. :thumbsup:
     
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    damn it! I’m sorry. Can we be friends assuming your are not part of Portland? I forget AUSTIN is in my home state and that shit is wacky.
     
  17. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:12 PM
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    Fair enough.

     
  18. Nov 24, 2019 at 6:18 PM
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    And that pool holds our cam tower tears
     
  19. Nov 25, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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    That's fair but I think the argument holds water.
     
  20. Nov 25, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    Okay now I see your point. If I had a new truck I'd be livid too. Mine started leaking at 130k and that's a pretty good life for rtv anyway. Didn't mean to sound pretentious before
     
  21. Nov 26, 2019 at 8:33 AM
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    Well went to pick it up Friday and they said they were having issues, they test drove it and it was in Limp mode. Picked it up yesterday and so far seems to run ok. They think something got inside and was causing it to not fire right. They only did the left side, and in looking at that side I cant see any gasket material like I can see on the drivers side. It also looks like there is some wet oil on the front area where the cam comes together.

    I think taking it to another dealer to have the cams inspected might be in order.
     
  22. Dec 6, 2019 at 9:31 PM
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    Noticed a small leak on my 2018 which has 16K miles. Dealer said that it was "minor seepage but not leaking for Toyota to warranty."

    What say you fellow Tundra owners? Is it truly not bad enough?

    Tundra.jpg
     
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  23. Dec 6, 2019 at 9:37 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 6 3/4” antenna Coverking leather rear seat cover
    If it’s not dripping on the heat shield they won’t want to spend the money to fix it this early into the warranty. You’ve got another 35k miles and 3 years before they won’t cover you. Keep an eye on it. I might contact corporate and open a case with them so it’s documented. You could try another dealer if it really bothers you.
     
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  24. Dec 7, 2019 at 12:21 AM
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    Yup that’s exactly what the dealer told me too! :mad: For my 2017 pro.
    I don’t understand, if there’s oil coming out of the engine fix the damn thing! No mater if it’s
    “Just” a seepage.
     
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    I spoke with one local dealer, and the service writer said he’d never heard of the issue, in the 4 yrs he’d been there. Also that there were no bulletins, or anything official from Toyota on the issue. He did mention there was an attempt at a class action lawsuit, he must’ve searched it on the webs....

    I’ll try the next dealer, and go from there.
     
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    I just bought a 2018 Limited, 11,000 miles. I thought I smelled oil burning and looked in the fender well and saw what looked like a small drip of really clean oil. Upon further investigation, I saw clean oil on top of the motor, hoping this is from a sloppy oil change. I degreased the engine today, I hope I don't have a leaky engine this early in the game. I'll keep y'all posted.
     
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  27. Dec 8, 2019 at 4:26 PM
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    If it's on top of the engine it was probably a sloppy oil change. :thumbsup:
     
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    :typing:
    Your new to you pro has it. Shit! :sorry:Man!
     
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    Yes! Just my luck eh! I’ve only owned two tundras. I’m 2 for 2 lol.
     

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