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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. Mar 30, 2021 at 10:49 AM
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    sbxx312

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    This issue hasn't hurt Tundra reliability and I think a lot of people are driving around with leaky towers. Not worrying about them because they don't know.

    I'll have to decide before my powertrain runs. Scary operation for a little oil. Less scary if it gets worse.
     
  2. Mar 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    I honestly wouldn't expect the guy at the service desk to rotate my tires either. At least at the dealership local to me, he's the guy responsible for doing all the check-in and paperwork. I "think" he is also supposed to pass any customer concerns to the mechanics in the service area....or play dumb as you said.

    - I've yet to be greeted by any Master Tech or mechanic when I pull in for service. - So my only option is to ask the service writer guy to pass along to the mechanic that I would like them to check something.....but it would be great if I could just speak directly to the person actually doing the work! Thanks to this forum, I can keep an eye on it myself since I know where to look.
     
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  3. Mar 30, 2021 at 11:24 AM
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    Wynnded What MPG...

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    LOL, I'm sure that some of us have been to dealerships where we can't even be certain that the service writer knows what we're talking about.

    With that said, I was helping a wedding planner move some flowers and she kept referring to them by what I assume was their Latin name, and would just stand there and stare at her until she would say something like "the orange one".
     
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  4. Mar 30, 2021 at 11:29 AM
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    That is a sad but very true statement. Been there...
     
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  5. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    Dalandshark Recently infected with 5G

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    Here's a funny Camshaft Tower story. I went to my local Toyota Parts counter to get a couple o-rings for under the valve covers that I needed to button up my Cam tower reseal project. Upon disclosing my repair and bitching about the 5.7, the parts guy said that half of their techs think the Cam Tower leak is "fake". Sooo...if your towers are leaking best to ignore it, it's probably fake news! :rofl:
     
  6. Apr 25, 2021 at 2:57 PM
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    Retroboy1989

    Retroboy1989 'Course it's 4x4!

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    I have it. My entire drive train is dry otherwise.
    Not sure it's worth messing with. Even if Toyota were willing to fix it for me, I don't know that I want a 50,000 mile engine being cracked open.

    Drivers side
    20210329_183729.jpg
     
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  7. May 7, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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    I set up my service appointment next week to re-confirm my leak. I'm going to bring the invoice from 7/29/19 that says "oil leak coming from the driver side cam tower, cleaned oil off and reinspect next visit."

    The plan is to have them re-confirm it so I'm good under the powertrain and then clean it up and decide later.
     

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