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Oil leak timing cover

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by DBL TAP, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Apr 11, 2016 at 3:49 PM
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    DBL TAP

    DBL TAP [OP] Light 'em up

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    Changed the oil and filter the other day and noticed a drop of engine oil on the timing chain cover. There's no sign of oil dripping onto anything below, so from day one, and for 1,900 miles, this has probably been slow seepage that cumulatively became a drop.
    I inspected everything above with a mirror and flashlight, and no traces of oil coming down to the bottom of the cover.
    This is a tough call for me, as I know that breaking into a new motor can bring on a multitude of other issues. The repair is only as good as the tech doing the job.
    So the next time you change your oil, check the timing cover for leaks/seepage and hopefully you have none.

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    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016
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  2. Apr 12, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    MillsTRD14

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    yep they had to do mine already also , been about 1k miles now so everything seems good
     
  3. Apr 12, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    DBL TAP

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    Glad that yours turned out well. Drove mine about 50 miles today and no sign of any drip? Go figure.
     
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