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*PLEASE VOTE HERE* Who DOES/DOES NOT have a leaking cam tower seal?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by BuckWallace, Feb 21, 2018.

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Have you had a leaking cam tower?

  1. Yes - 2nd gen (07-13) Non-FFV

    15 vote(s)
    3.5%
  2. Yes - 2nd gen (07-13) FFV

    14 vote(s)
    3.2%
  3. Yes - 3rd gen (14+) Non-FFV

    32 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Yes - 3rd gen (14+) FFV

    19 vote(s)
    4.4%
  5. No - 2nd gen (07-13) Non-FFV

    34 vote(s)
    7.9%
  6. No - 2nd gen (07-13) FFV

    8 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. No - 3rd gen (14+) Non FFV

    173 vote(s)
    40.1%
  8. No - 3rd gen (14+) FFV

    136 vote(s)
    31.6%
  1. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:03 PM
    #1
    BuckWallace

    BuckWallace [OP] Ball don't lie.

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    After reading the ever-growing cam tower seal leak thread, I'm becoming more and more paranoid about it. It also sounds like dealers are pretty hit or miss on whether they'll go to bat for you. I bought a Toyota so I don't have to worry about stuff like this, but having the engine pulled and the whole top end taken apart for an issue that has been going on for 11 years but can apparently be permanently fixed is a pretty big deal. Even the infamous "Chevy shake" doesn't involve tearing into the engine. Toyota has apparently determined it's more cost-effective to deal with these as they come rather than fix the problem at the factory.

    With the first gen Titans, cracked exhaust manifolds were practically a guarantee, and it was just a matter of WHEN, not IF. Are these cam towers the same, as in do we have to worry about WHEN rather than IF?

    I'm just curious to hear from people who don't have the issue, like how many miles you have and how old your trucks are. Just trying to gauge how big of an issue this really is.

    Update: A petition had been started in hopes that Toyota might actually do something about this issue: http://chn.ge/2p5fmWD
     
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  2. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    mdavis

    mdavis I need a beer.

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    No leaks here yet. Just turned 28k miles.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    JH5370

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    Mine doesn't leak yet but I only have 10,500 miles. I'm really hoping I won't have a problem.
     
  4. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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    831Tun

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    Nothing so far. 22k
     
  5. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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    4Runner

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    None here at 24k. Have to remember the internet leans towards issues so in most cases it looks exaggerated.
     
  6. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    07 with over 86K. Zero leaks anywhere.....
     
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  7. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    BTBAKER

    BTBAKER BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST.

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    I’m going to follow this because I was thinking exactly what you posted.
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    TheBeast

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    we need a poll :spy::spy:
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:43 PM
    #9
    jfrd30

    jfrd30 Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out of My Way

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    Hahaha.......you said you need a pole!!!!!
     
  10. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    757TUNDRA

    757TUNDRA Not a New Member

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    None at <1K on my 2018, none at 10K on my previous 2016, none at 19K on my previous 2013, and none at 49K on my 2008. The percentage of trucks with this issue is still very small, it just seems like when it happens the person goes straight to the message boards, and understandably so.
     
  11. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:43 PM
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    BuckWallace

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    Done!
     
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  12. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:47 PM
    #12
    rocky_mtn_trd

    rocky_mtn_trd Voided Warranty

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    No leaks @ 7k on the clock
     
  13. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:01 PM
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    AxelsHumanDad

    AxelsHumanDad I am Groot

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    My new 2014 did at around 10,000 miles if I remember correctly. That was a lot of 70+ mph highway traveling on 35s.
    My first used 2015 didn't stick around here long enough to see if it did or didn't.
    This used 2015 I have now hasn't shown anything at 30,000 miles.
     
  14. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:18 PM
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    wh4x4

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    2015 21k miles and no signs of leak. Though I am paranoid now and check all the time AGH
     
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  15. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM
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    Just rolled 30k and no leaks, probably just jinxed myself tho :annoyed:
     
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  16. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:58 PM
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    Garvin74

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    Just turned 10k no leaks
     
  17. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    ninjajay

    ninjajay Posting from the toilet

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    maybe this is more common on 3rd gens, but my old 2nd gen went over 100k over 10 years. It did have a valve cover gasket leak, which could have been confused for a cam tower leak but a much easier fix.
     
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  18. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:01 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Mine was weeping at 89k when it was sold. Not sure a drop of oil would have ever hit the ground. I wasn’t worried about it.
     
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  19. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    Taco-Blender Old Guys Rule

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    2010, FFV (wonder if that makes a difference?), 71k miles, grey sealant, no leaks.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:21 PM
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    If it happened to my new 18 I'd go straight to the dealer and then let us know how the dealer dealt with it...........:mudding:
     
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  21. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:32 PM
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    DaBoro54

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  22. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    Beep88

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    I had a 2010 tundra and when I got rid of it at 70,000 no leaks anywhere. My 2017 with less than 5,000 miles has started leaking out of the passenger side cam tower.
     
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  23. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    Beep88

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    I had a 2010 tundra and when I got rid of it at 70,000 no leaks anywhere. My 2017 with less than 5,000 miles has started leaking out of the passenger side cam tower.
     
  24. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:34 PM
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    Warranty.
     
  25. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:37 PM
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    Beep88

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    Already had it in for the cam tower leak and the seal between the filter and cooler line was leaking oil as well. They fixed the one and are going to “monitor” the cam tower leak. Glad I have the extended warranty
     
  26. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    Make sure you monitor the monitors. :thumbsup:
     
  27. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:40 PM
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    Excellent point! Will do
     
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  28. Feb 21, 2018 at 7:50 PM
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    No leaks my 2015 85k miles tow heavy and off road zero problems here
     
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  29. Feb 21, 2018 at 8:36 PM
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    Tierhog

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    2016 with 22.5k dry as a bone. Inspected both. Perfectly dry and clean.
     
  30. Feb 21, 2018 at 8:39 PM
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    RangerBP

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    Not yet. ‘17 with 6k.

    /knocks on wood
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