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Not every oil leak is the dreaded cam tower leak

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by rdmobile, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Nov 12, 2020 at 8:54 PM
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    rdmobile

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    On my 2013 5.7 I thought I was facing the dreaded cam tower leak. I rolled the dice and only replaced the valve cover gasket on the passenger side. Its been over a year and looking good. It is weeping a touch from the cam tower and timing chain cover, but its way better than before. The main issue on mine was definitely the valve cover. Pic is of the after. Sorry cant find the before pic, but the side and top of the cover were coated. Along the seam where the valve cover meets the cam tower. You also couldnt see the gray sealant there for the cam tower. You could also smell it after driving, especially towing. Stink free now.

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  2. Nov 13, 2020 at 6:14 AM
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    blanchard7684

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    nicely done.
     
  3. Jan 1, 2021 at 11:31 PM
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    Mr2dsp

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    That nice I am about to do that on my 2013 limited. I have the valve cover gasket but the cam tower is really a big job
     
  4. Jan 12, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    rdmobile

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    Even the passenger side VC is a big job, just a few odd things in the way or tough to get at. Really wish mine was the driver's side, that looked like a breeze. So glad I didnt have to do the cam tower. Really big job.
     

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