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How many of you DON'T have leaking cam towers?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Sumo91, Dec 17, 2020.

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Does your cam tower leak?

  1. Yes, my cam towers leak

    17 vote(s)
    9.5%
  2. No, my cam towers don't leak

    162 vote(s)
    90.5%
  1. Jan 2, 2021 at 2:29 PM
    #61
    Leo's first

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    Were cam tower leaks an issue on early 2nd gens ?
    07 with 125k no leaks
     
  2. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:25 PM
    #62
    ffej50

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  3. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:31 PM
    #63
    J.A.T.O.

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    My 2013 started leaking at 95k. It stopped when i switched back to oem Toyota oil from mobil 1 synthetic. My engine got quieter also. Don't ask me why lol!
     
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  4. Jan 2, 2021 at 5:09 PM
    #64
    preacher35

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    2018 5.7 CM with 22k on the clock and no cam tower leak so far..... Hopefully it will stay that way.
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2021 at 11:33 AM
    #65
    turkeycreek29010

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    Looks like I may have just joined the club. 2019 with 18,800 miles
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2021 at 5:49 PM
    #66
    Nighthawk

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    3 yrs old 28,000 no cam tower leaks. I do have a rear diff. Sipage. They clean off and hasn’t come back.
     
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  7. Feb 10, 2021 at 6:03 PM
    #67
    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf SSEM 0.378 Got RF/Microwave? CALIT4U

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    14 with 119K. Still no cam tower issue...
     
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  8. Feb 10, 2021 at 6:15 PM
    #68
    LuvniForce

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    Ok, so I know quite a bit about these trucks... but what is a cam tower? I’ve never heard of such? Is it a different word for valve cover gasket?
     
  9. Feb 10, 2021 at 6:20 PM
    #69
    TILLY

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    Its the gasket below the V/C, against the block. Its basically a cradle assembly that holds the cams in place.
     
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  10. Feb 10, 2021 at 6:22 PM
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    LuvniForce

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    I’ll look tomorrow in the daylight and let y’all know. Thanks!
     
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  11. Feb 10, 2021 at 6:25 PM
    #71
    aperezsh

    aperezsh Blessed are the peacemakers

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    A little this and that...Broke now
    56k all good!
     
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  12. Feb 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM
    #72
    socaltundra951

    socaltundra951 Gentlemen Prefer Black Tundras

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    '14, 5.7, 62k and so far so good. :fingerscrossed:
     
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  13. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:29 AM
    #73
    LuvniForce

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    2008 with 132k. Engine clean as whistle, DOHC heads so big I didn’t see the exact “cam towers” but I’ve been under the truck a couple times and she clean still.
     
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  14. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:29 AM
    #74
    LuvniForce

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    Oh I forgot, mine is the 5.7
     
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  15. Feb 11, 2021 at 8:46 AM
    #75
    NWPirate

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    You can't necessarily see any leaks from underneath. Look through your wheel well towards the back of the engine.
    This was my leak that got fixed @18k.
    20210211_084012.jpg
     
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  16. Feb 11, 2021 at 11:33 AM
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    turkeycreek29010

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    So I ran mine to the dealership @ lunch today. Confirmed leak on the drivers side. They also found that the rear main seal was also leaking. Not real happy right now.
     
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  17. Feb 11, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    LuvniForce

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    Oh goodness, you guys are making me jumpy now! lol, I’m going to have pull it back in my shop and look things over more thoroughly....
     
  18. Feb 11, 2021 at 11:41 AM
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    LuvniForce

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    Toyota tech balanced wheels and had him look under it while he had it in the air, and he never said anything. But it was a somewhat less experienced guy. Jace (my Toyota tech) is a pro and he was out sick that day....
     
  19. Feb 11, 2021 at 11:48 AM
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    Boerseun

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    Right at 80,000 on my 2018 now and no leaks.
     
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  20. Feb 11, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    JimboSlice413

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    Nothing here. Gave both sides a good inspection last week while I was working on brakes

    2015 80k
     
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  21. Feb 11, 2021 at 12:14 PM
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    HulkSmurf14

    HulkSmurf14 Pulling Hard...

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    At least you're still under warranty...same deal on my side...confirmed I'm out of warranty and "give a sh!t" from Papa Toyota
     
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  22. Feb 11, 2021 at 1:22 PM
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    Clemsonman14

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    Is there a holy grail of number of miles or years one could get to safely say their truck won’t be impacted?
     
  23. Feb 11, 2021 at 1:51 PM
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    gdiep

    gdiep I like cookies

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    Mine had a leaking cam tower around 30k miles. It was repaired by Toyota and has not leaked for about 35k miles. The process for them to diagnose and repair was one big headache. I went into the dealership telling them that it was my cam tower (because of helpful people on this forum) and their response was "you can't trust internet diagnostics". After multiple trips where they replaced my valve cover gasket a couple times, they admitted it was my cam tower. It was a sh*&show.
     
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  24. Feb 19, 2021 at 8:53 PM
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    WesternFlyer

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    No leaks so far on my 2019 with about 22k on it. My 2009 had 190,000-ish on it when I traded it and no leaks.
     
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  25. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:42 PM
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    110,000 miles on my 2017 and no leaks.
     
  26. Feb 23, 2021 at 5:00 AM
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    Dano50

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