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High mileage issues

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Mikegillam, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    Mikegillam

    Mikegillam [OP] New Member

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    i have a 2014 tundra TRD with 180k miles. With plans to make multiple trips from Ohio westward (Colorado, Arizona, California) I am trying to decide whether I should trade or keep. Up to this point, no mechanical issues. Planning on coolant and transmission drain and fill before my Sept. trip to Arizona. What issues are you seeing with higher mileage tundras with 5.7? Obviously, no truck payments are nice, but....
     
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  2. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:08 AM
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    Cam tower leak will hit any mileage tundra, so you can check that one out. Your choice as to if you want to get it fixed. I would have let mine ride had it not been under warranty. Have you serviced the differentials? Are you going to be towing anything? You going elk hunting?
     
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  3. Aug 11, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    Devcom

    Devcom Miles per Gallon? More like Smiles per Gallon!!

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    Only thing I can think of based on what I read is the Cam tower leak but that you can just let go. Most of the time from what I seen picture wise and heard from others is that is it is a seap and you wont notice a loss of oil during the oil change intervals.
     
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  4. Aug 11, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    Not towing anything. Daughter in Flagstaff, sister in San Diego, kayaking, ice climbing & skiing in Colorado (and NH, NY). Put in for elk once, no luck, although I may look at going out for an otc tag...diffs we’re done.
     
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    To be honest I wouldn't worry at all.
    It sounds like you drive the truck regularly enough that you know it's quirks. Trust your gut.
    These trucks see high mileage all the time so we know they're proven machines.

    Tires good?

    If it were me I would simply make sure you have a good set of tools with you in case you need it.
    Probably only need a handful of tools to swap an alternator...
     
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    It's especially important when you go elk hunting to avoid mailboxes.
     
  7. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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  8. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    Ajkkane

    Ajkkane Old fart.

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    If the wife lets you..... Buy a new 1794,, light the biggest stinkiest cigar you can find,, go for a long drive and enjoy!!!
     
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  9. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    check brake pads, rotors, tires, spark plugs, air filter..the usual. If you don't have any issues, keep on truckin. Paid off truck is the best :)
     
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  10. Aug 11, 2019 at 11:50 AM
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    Run it till the body falls off. Make sure the radio plays loud enough to cover any suspicious noises
     
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    The thing about Toyotas is that you can have peace of mind with high miles. You just gotta stay on your maintenance schedule.

    Once I hit 100k on my 4Runner, I started doing trans service every 20k. I’m looking at replacing the serpentine belt and maybe the alternator and water pump just to do them all at the same time. I’ve done gear oil in both axles and the transfer case, and I regularly lube the driveshaft joints, UCAs (aftermarket), and poly sway bar bushings (aftermarket as well). There’s a lot more to think about than just motor oil and brakes. But I enjoy doing all that myself and the peace of mind that comes with it.
     
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  12. Aug 11, 2019 at 2:09 PM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  13. Aug 11, 2019 at 2:26 PM
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    panicman Everyone remain calm.

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    The elk hunter is reading every word of this....
     
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  14. Aug 11, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    You win the internet today sir.
     
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    Just drive the damn thing...
     
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  17. Aug 11, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    Around that mileage I've seen some starters going out on forum member trucks. I doubt it's common, just something I've noticed....and it's not something you're gonna fix in 1 hr like you can on the big 3 trucks. I'd keep the truck..just keep up with maintenance.

    Edit: Usually closer to and slightly beyond 200k miles so you have awhile.
     
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  18. Aug 12, 2019 at 5:56 PM
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    I still have my 07 I bought new, it has 375000 miles on it and I’d jump in it and go no worries. But I am enjoying my 2019 crew max I just got! Go and don’t worry! Have a good trip.
     
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  19. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    This is exactly the stuff I like reading about !
     
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