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CAM SHAFT TOWER SEAL LEAKING ** PLEASE READ***

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by jacob.jons.jj, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Jan 23, 2021 at 10:35 AM
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    7.62X51

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    My 2018 with 41K on it just succumbed to the dreaded tower seal leak. Will be covered under powertrain warranty.
     
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  2. Jan 29, 2021 at 9:58 AM
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    At the Toyota dealership today they had 5 used Tundras on the lot and 3 of the 5 had a leak. This one being the worst.

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  3. Jan 29, 2021 at 10:31 AM
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    BuckWallace

    BuckWallace Ball don't lie.

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    Dang, what bad luck! Because we all know this isn't a widespread issue, right? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Jan 29, 2021 at 10:44 AM
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    Now mine is at the shop and I had them check it out since I noticed a small pass side cam tower leak. They came back and said it’s valve cover... I am at 59 months on warranty. What should I do since they are saying it’s a valve cover leak and not cam tower?
     
  5. Jan 29, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    Have their been any 19-21s that have had the leak? Just wondering if the issue was ever corrected
     
  6. Jan 29, 2021 at 8:16 PM
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    Green Thunder

    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    Okay, but what years and how many miles? That pic doesn't look like it's from a 2020 with 5k miles.
     
  7. Jan 30, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    Never said it was? Don’t know the mileage, didn’t care enough to check and shouldn’t matter. Oldest was a 2017 newest was a 19.

    They all will leak eventually, including yours. Just a matter if you care enough to have the seals replaced. Most people don’t even notice or know what to look for. Luckily mine at 37k is just a small leak from the valve cover (for now) and getting replaced under warranty next week!
     
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  8. Jan 30, 2021 at 2:15 PM
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    Is it proven that all Tundras will leak eventually?
     
  9. Jan 30, 2021 at 2:26 PM
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    Based on my observation and talking to my Service manager, yep pretty likely! Love my truck, personally won’t buy anything other than Toyota but nothing is perfect.
     
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  10. Jan 30, 2021 at 3:10 PM
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    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    Apparently yes... I just hope mine starts before the end of the warranty
     
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  11. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:30 AM
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    Well, fixing to pull into dealership with 63,000 on odometer and get passenger side cam tower checked...fingers crossed they do the right thing.
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  12. Feb 5, 2021 at 3:36 PM
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    I just got denied by corporate. Can anyone out of warranty detail exactly what they said to get this covered? I was told that this is not a known issue and that unless it’s for a recall or under warranty there’s nothing they can do.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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    They are jerking your chain saying it isn't a known issue. When a thread has 83 pages and counting with this issue then it is what it is. A recall on this would be devastating so they handle it on a case by case basis.. Mine is being reviewed as we speak and I am only 3000 miles over 60,000. I see yours is a 2011 so I can see where their loophole is with you. If I were you I would try to negotiate with them on covering some of it. Good luck.
     
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  14. Feb 5, 2021 at 7:58 PM
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    Yeah, that's what they told me, along with the likely hundreds of others that have bothered to contact Toyota directly. My dealer claimed they see one or two of these per month, so it's obviously BS that this "isn't a known issue". Pretty despicable.
     
  15. Feb 5, 2021 at 8:12 PM
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    The Patriot 1776

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    Your truck is 10 years old. I think it's crazy you're even trying to get it warrantied.
     
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  16. Feb 5, 2021 at 9:33 PM
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    I think you’re right
     
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  17. Feb 7, 2021 at 1:32 PM
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    Any engine will leak eventually, seals don't last forever. My 2014 with 210k miles isn't leaking. Guess it's the luck of the draw.
     
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  18. Feb 8, 2021 at 9:54 AM
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    I just checked mine, 2019 with 18,700 miles. Can you tell from the pictures if mine is leaking. This is the drivers side. You can see where I wiped my finger across to show.

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  19. Feb 8, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    It might just be dirt, but based on the fact that the FIPG sealant looks wet in that area vs the relative cleanliness of the surrounding area I'd say you're the newest member of the club. Sorry!
     
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  20. Feb 8, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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    Wynnded

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    I would certainly go in and have that documented by the dealership.
     
  21. Feb 8, 2021 at 10:04 AM
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    I agree with Buckwallace, welcome to the club. That area should be completely clean. At least you are under warranty, hopefully they will do both sides while they have the engine pulled.
     
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  22. Feb 8, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    Sweet!.. My next service is in March. I will be sure to bring it up. Passenger side is clean.
     
  23. Feb 9, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    Is there any chance this could be called a wear or maintenance issue? Just bought a 2020 with 50,000. Thankfully I bought the extended warranty and was told it is exactly like the new vehicle warranty. If it is occurring by chance I want to be sure I say or do what is necessary to get it covered if it is leaking.
     
  24. Feb 9, 2021 at 7:08 AM
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    Haven't heard of any dealerships calling it a wear issue but some have called it a "seep" or "weep" and said they won't fix it until it's actually a "leak".
     
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  25. Feb 9, 2021 at 7:20 AM
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    In my mind, to call it a wear or maintenance item would suggest that there would need to be a schedule or regimen for the item (the sealant) to be cared for (serviced) or a replacement interval.
     
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  26. Feb 9, 2021 at 8:43 AM
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    hagrid

    hagrid Ich habe sie gespritzt

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    Good Lord, I hope not. Need to save money for fuel.
    So... they are fixing the leak on your "cam toner"?

    What did you drive in there, a Xerox?
     
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  27. Feb 9, 2021 at 9:16 AM
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    Damn... that’s a lot of miles! My 2019 only has 16k on the clock. :goingcrazy:
     
  28. Feb 9, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    Gives me a lot of confidence the repair is going to be done with quality.
     
  29. Feb 10, 2021 at 8:43 AM
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    Yea I know. But it enabled me to buy it at an affordable price. $33.5k don’t think I got hurt too bad given the aftermarket add ons it had.
     
  30. Feb 11, 2021 at 5:02 AM
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    I'm taking it in today to have it looked at and confirmed. What are the chances of having the same issue again again down the road? Should I look into an extended warranty?
     
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