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Carbon Tracks

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by BPTundra, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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    BPTundra

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    Hey. I have a 2016 Tundra crew max with 4000 miles. I looked in the fuse box in the engine compartment and on the inside cover there are "Spider web Carbon Tracks" everywhere. I sent pics to my dealer and they stated don't worry. They are caused by static electricity. I DONT THINK SO!!!!!!! Anyone have any input as I can see this will be a battle until it catches fire. Thanks, BobCarbon #2.jpg
     
  2. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:49 AM
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    Welcome to the Forum and best 1/2 ton truck on the market.

    I call bullshit.

    82k miles

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  3. Oct 7, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    35k here and zero
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2016 at 9:17 AM
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    Bullshit is right. The electricity is looking for a ground.
     
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  5. Oct 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Yep. I would check all yours to make sure
     
  6. Oct 7, 2016 at 3:39 PM
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    Anything aftermarket on the truck?
     
  7. Oct 7, 2016 at 4:36 PM
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    Well I brought it to the dealer. They stated it was caused by static electricity. They showed me a Toyota cars air box cover which had the same makings. Weird. Guess they were right but I still had them document it just in case. Time will tell. Thanks everyone. I will keep this up to date.
     
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  8. Oct 7, 2016 at 4:44 PM
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    What part of the country are you in?
     
  9. Oct 7, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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    Just turned 18,000 and no marks. Then again, in N.J., the pollution and radiation overrides static electricity...:eek:
     
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  10. Oct 7, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    :notsure:

    I kid, I kid...
     
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  12. Oct 7, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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  13. Oct 8, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    65k and zero marks. That ain't normal I'd bring it to a shop you trust. Sometimes the toyota service dept says there's no wolf when it's right in front of their face.
     
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    I would start with the PDC (fuse box) ground, battery to frame ground. Clean and see what happens.
     
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    I'm in Reno Nevada
     
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  16. Oct 9, 2016 at 5:27 AM
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    I wonder if I could actually go to Reno and not get arrested? Lol, that city is my nemmissis.

    Keep us posted if you figure something out. I did some research on this issue and only thing I came up with is the earth ground not working properly.
     
  17. Oct 9, 2016 at 6:40 AM
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    Thanks. I have found nothing on the net which is amazing!!!! Still looking.
     
  18. Oct 28, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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    IMG_0182.jpg It's normal. I'm in Truckee and noticed this on my 79 Toyota rock crawler when I moved up here from auburn in 99.

    I just checked my 16 tundra and it's got a little bit going on
     
  19. Oct 29, 2016 at 4:55 AM
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    Reno and Truckee both dry climates where static electricity is common. When we lived in MT I used to sneak up on my daughter and discharge on her ear, at night you could see that spark jump a 1/2" - we called it the 'blue flame'.
     
  20. Oct 29, 2016 at 5:36 AM
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    Thanks Madman!
     
  21. Oct 29, 2016 at 8:31 AM
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    Yes. Definitely static discharge. Most likely more noticeable due to your locale (NV). I've seen it on all my vehicles when I lived in Vegas...still see it here in NM during the really dry seasons. It's normal. Just the microscopic dust motes doing their thang.
     
  22. Oct 29, 2016 at 8:34 AM
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    Wait till you start seeing the "crop circles" on your windshield or hood from a piece of hair that got trapped to the surface by bug guts or sap. They just literally blow in circles and keep that one spot clean from dust.
     
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