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Cam tower leak fix tutorial ?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Seanson, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Nov 1, 2017 at 6:46 AM
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    Seanson

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    Does anyone know if a "how to" thread or tutorial exists for the cam tower leak? I did a search of the site but couldn't find what I was looking for.

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 13, 2017 at 2:40 PM
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    Bump! Somebody has to have a lead on a how to or job guide. It's a common enough problem
     
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  3. Nov 13, 2017 at 2:56 PM
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    is it something you want to tackle ? if you have it, it should be covered under warranty. Here is what my service note said when I got mine done: "REMOVED FRONT TIMING COVER AND BOTH CAMSHAFT TOWERS AND REPLACED ALL GASKET AND SEALS AS REQUIRED ".

    parts list:

    PARTS
    NAME
    PART # QTY
    GASKET, CAMSHAFT BEA 111590P010 2
    RING, O 90301A0032 1
    RING, O 9676135035 4
    GASKET, MANIFOLD 171710S030 2
    GASKET, WATER INLET 1632538010 1
    GASKET, WATER OUTLET 1634138030 2
    RING, O 9672124025 4
    GASKET, CYLINDER HEA 112130S010 1
    GASKET, CYLINDER HEA 112140S010 1
    RING, SEAL, OCV 9006814030 4
    RING, O 90301A0033 1
    GASKET, CYLINDER HEA 1122938010 2
    GASKET, CAMSHAFT BEA 111590S010 2
    GASKET, WATER PUMP 1627138020 1
    FIPG OIL PAN 0029500103 1
    SUPER LONG LIFE COOL 00272SLLC2 2
    GASKET, CAMSHAFT BEA 111590P010 2
    GASKET 90430A0001 3
    SEAL, TYPE T OIL 90311A0005 1
    GASKET, CHAIN TENSIO 135520S010 1
    GASKET 90430A0001 1
    GASKET, OIL PUMP 151930S010 1
    REPLACEABLE ELEMENT 04152YZZA4 1
    GASKET 9043012031 1
    0W20-SINGLE QUART (W 002790WQTE01 7
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2017 at 6:10 AM
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    Muntazir

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    I second that.

    If we have a fellow tundra owner who also happens to be a Toyota technician, It will be so great if they could make a DIY guide. heck with how many people facing this issue out of their warranty, I think we could all fund this DIY. I'd be willing to.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2018 at 12:34 PM
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  6. Oct 19, 2018 at 5:01 PM
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    I have watched videos of techs that don't disassemble the front of the engine and are able to sneak the cam tower out that way. I think I bookmarked it I will have to check. But it would save you some time that way and keeps you from cracking the timing cover open.
     
  7. Oct 19, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    This video is what I was describing, he doesn't remove timing cover to perform the work. Either way it's still a pretty big job.
     
  8. Dec 24, 2018 at 6:45 AM
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    Holy crap. There is no way I want the average dealership mechanic doing that to my engine.
     
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  9. Dec 24, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Definitely not as simple as a valve cover gasket. Hoping that they put all the wires in their proper locations and hold down points. I feel placement is everything. I’m sure everything works fine when they’re done but it would take years to find out they missed placed some of the wires to the point where they have finally chafed through or melted on something. Try to hold them to it in three to five years LOL. I would definitely be taking pictures before I gave it to them so I could compare later.
     
  10. Dec 24, 2018 at 2:24 PM
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    Unless it's shooting out oil, just leave it be, every car leak somewhere, this is not something you want to mess with. It involves dismantling pretty much half the engine and i'd never trust a tech to do this. I'm a mechanic so i have trust issues with other people's work, if/when my truck ever leak, i'll just top off the oil as needed. Right now 180K miles and both sides are bone dry.
     
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  11. Dec 24, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Looks like a big job, dealer had my truck for 6 days, even though they call for 16 hours?

    On top of that they didnt even test drive, had 2 coolant leaks from hose clamps they didnt put back on. Easy fix, but makes you wonder who they hire.
     
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