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

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by jacob.jons.jj, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Oct 25, 2022 at 7:26 PM
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    tsinajinii

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  2. Dec 24, 2022 at 5:15 PM
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    I'm planning on test driving a '14 CM Ltd with 97K miles and an '18 DC SR5 with 106K miles, both 5.7L next week. (Both about the same price). I read through a lot of this thread, but then my eyes started to glaze over. Would someone be so kind as to post a link or links to photos of what I should be looking for?

    Plus after various statements, all in good faith, I can't be sure if this is something Toyota is still repairing under any kind of extended warranty or recall situation or not.

    Have had Toyota/Lexus for decades and all except an ES300 that had a transmission give out, they've been close to bullet proof. I had a '10 Tundra Ltd DC and with normal maintenance it was flawless after 150K. Have an '00 SR5 Tundra AC pushing a quarter million miles now. New timing belt and suspension recently, but otherwise solid as a rock as well.

    A little concerned about what I'm reading here so welcome any advice.

    TIA!

    EDIT: I just found what I think are good photos of the issue on an older thread, but if not or if you have any additional advice I'm all ears! I think I'm looking just beyond the top of the front shock towers? Thanks!

    https://www.tundras.com/threads/ple...tower-seal-recall-petition.22500/#post-539227
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2023 at 11:35 AM
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    The '14 CM Ltd wasn't my cup of tea, so we're going to test drive a '14 CM 1794 tomorrow. It's a private party and he had the truck detailed, including the engine bay, about three weeks ago. Hopefully that'll be long enough for any leaks to start showing again.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2023 at 9:57 PM
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    I definitely have some seeping going on. I spotted it while draining the coolant from the block. I've watched a YouTube tear down of this engine. The head/cam designs are not trivial. I'm not going to fork out $1000s so an overworked tech can go deep into my engine to fix an inconsequential oil leak.

    I'll watch for it to become a problem, until then...:burnrubber:
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2023 at 10:10 AM
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    Give it a couple years. The TTV6 will be more economical and durable than our old 5.7’s.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2023 at 11:41 AM
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    ;)

    I don't know of any instances where a turbo'd engine has proven to be more durable than a naturally asparated engine with similar performance numbers. :notsure:
    It would be awesome if this turns out to be the case though.
     
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