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Oil leak

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by East tn tundra, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. Aug 17, 2020 at 10:25 AM
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    I thought i got away from chevy oil leaks. Oil leaking from what appears to be the timing chain cover. Truck is a 2020 with just 3400 miles on it. Whats next cam tower seals. Just a little pissed off right now.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2020 at 10:35 AM
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    Just spent money on a transmission cooler they left off just a little pissed at toyota right now. I love the truck don't get me wrong but come on. I had a 2012 tacoma 2.7 with 60000 on it and not a drop of nothing leaked. I also had a 96 chevy silverado with 112000 that leaked a little oil at different places but at least it took a few years.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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  4. Aug 17, 2020 at 11:17 AM
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    Sorry already sprayed with cleaner going to leave skid plate off and keep an eye on it. I will get pictures next time it leaks. Just hate to have new motor tore apart and trust the dealer to fix it right and maybe leak worse.
     
  5. Aug 18, 2020 at 10:44 AM
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    Probably cam tower
     
  6. Aug 18, 2020 at 11:57 AM
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    I hope not
     
  7. Aug 18, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    I wonder why they don't use gaskets like they use to.
     
  8. Sep 11, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    I finally got to take my truck to the dealer. They confirmed what i thought was leaking to , the timing chain cover. I just hate having new motor torn apart by someone you don't no.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    That's the risk buying a new vehicle. Most manufacturing issues arise in the first few thousand miles. That's what the warranty is for. It's annoying but you get your truck fixed for free and drive a loaner in the meantime.

    To avoid potential new car issues, you can always go with certified pre owned
     
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  10. Sep 11, 2020 at 12:40 PM
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    Where exactly on the engine is this leak ? do you see drips on the ground ?

    Ive got a minor sweat behind the alternator coming from where the timing cover meets the block . I'm keeping my eye on it for now .
     
  11. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    That sucks for a new vehicle, sorry that happened...I’d be pissed too.

    This is precisely why I didn’t sell my 2019 and upgrade to a 2020 - I could’ve made a few grand selling it but it’s in perfect condition and my luck I’d get a new one with a bunch of problems.
     
  12. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:21 PM
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    There have been a few posts about 2020 issues. Maybe COVID messed up the manufacturing process.
     
  13. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    My leak was on oil filter housing side of the timing chain cover. That corner on the bottom is hard to see because of the oil filter and ac compressor. Oil would form on the bottom but not leaking a lot.
     
  14. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:55 PM
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    I just hope they get in back together right and it runs the same.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    Tried to get a supra for the loaner but had to take a camry.
     
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  16. Sep 11, 2020 at 2:26 PM
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    Glad you got it in quick...when will it be done? Do they have to pull the engine or just tear it down?
     
  17. Sep 11, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    Didnt really say i just hope its done right.
     
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    Should be done right.. Within the first 3 years of ownership I had a water pump go, transmission seals leak, multiple batteries go, as well as a flash on the transmission controller due to shifting... after 220k I can honestly say the only things that have been changed has been oil, filters, brakes, 1 starter, spark plugs and tires....
     
  19. Sep 11, 2020 at 6:16 PM
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    I hope so i just worry about the cam towers next.
     
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    Should complain about it while its there... then you wouldn't have to worry about any leaking for a while...
     
  21. Sep 12, 2020 at 5:33 AM
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    They probably went through the front by removing your new transmission oil cooler, AC condenser, and radiator.
    It'll be interesting to see what they say, if anything, about your retrofitted auxiliary cooler. :popcorn:
     
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  22. Sep 12, 2020 at 6:45 AM
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    Yes i thought about that to. I guess were about to find out.
     
  23. Sep 15, 2020 at 4:54 PM
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    Got truck back this evening but don't know if it is fixed. I got home and it had oil on oil filter housing. I hopes its just left over from the job. I wished they would have cleaned it better.
     
  24. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    I also asked about the transmission cooler i added. The service advisor said it would'nt void the warranty unless it leaked. He said he also added one to his tundra to.
     
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  26. Sep 15, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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