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Sounds like a diesel????

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Tundra174x4, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:48 AM
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    Tundra174x4

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    I currently bought a 17 tundra SR5 trd off-road 4x4. The truck has 20k on it, the only two thing that I’m concerned about is the truck has like a diesel sounds to it???? Anyone experienced this? Also a small whistle when I tend to accelerate. Not sure if it’s the mesh scene I read about or what lol
     
  2. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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    ZappBrannigan

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    Uh... explain “sounds like diesel”. If your gas truck sounds like a diesel generally that sound is pre-ignition aka “knock”. That’s the sound of a gas engine killing itself.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:03 AM
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    Or exhaust leak.
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:17 AM
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    Funny you say that my '18 kinda sounds like a diesel also. Thought it was strange at first but figured it was the lift changing the sound cause the ground clearance. It's not a very noticeable diesel sound just a glimmer of a diesel sound. I don't get any whistle tho.
    It's not a knock either. Just when it is sitting idling it just has a very small diesel sound to it.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:25 AM
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    @reelcracker thats exactly how mine is but mine is still stock. It only has 20k on it so im going to take it in and get it checked out!!!
     
  6. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    It’s a normal sound, there are several threads on this topic. It’s a Toyota so stop worrying and start driving it! :burnrubber:
     
  7. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:54 AM
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    I was sitting in a parking lot on the phone the other day when a man asked me what kind of diesel was in my truck. I told him it was a gas burner, he laughed and said I may want to get it looked at.
     
  8. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:56 AM
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    ^ This.
     
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  9. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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    When i first bought the trundra i had the same concern. Dealer states "32 valves what do you expect it to sound like! Lol. My budy has a 18 and it sounds the same.
     
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  10. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    It’s an all aluminum motor with a shit ton of valvetrain components. You’re going to hear a lot of engine noise on these engines. You just never heard it in older vehicles because the cast Iron block and heads absorbed all the sound.

    The whistle noise is just the intake. It’s normal.
     
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  11. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:37 PM
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    I had k&n cold air induction installed on mine and it whistles now. It does not sound like a diesel however.
     
  12. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Replace the throttle body gasket/screen with just a gasket. The screen increases the whistle noise.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    I'll have the dealer do that, since they installed it. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:45 PM
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    No problem. It’s a $6 oem part. Easy swap to diy.
     
  15. Mar 17, 2019 at 12:46 PM
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    My ‘15 with about 68K miles has always sounded like that when cold and first starting up.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2019 at 11:49 AM
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    Haha yep that's what I planned on. Plus I came from a taco so I figured it was just big boy engine sound. I actually really like it. I sit around in my driveway just listening to it sometimes. Jk I don't but it does sound kewl.
     
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    Did you give him the finger? LOL! Some people are quick to put down Toyota whenever they have the smallest issues. Ready to hate. People don’t realize that is the nature and overhead cam amd aluminum.
     
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    No, told him the last one made it to 250k with almost no problems.
     
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    Atta boy kill’em with facts!
     
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    It’s the vvt. I’ve had 2 tundras, both had a small diesel sound.
     
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    my friends think my truck sounds like a duramax at idle, our trucks at idle have a pretty deep exhaust note that could be mistaken for a diesel. nothing wrong at all
     
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    You have to have thick skin to drive a Toyota
     
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    Exactly, a stock 2007 tundra made it to a million miles, the only domestic trucks that have made it there aren't half tons, only 3/4 and 1 tons
     
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    It’s almost the equivalent to sitting in the stands hearing someone talk about your kid that way.
     
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    Should I look for that gasket on Toyota's website or K&N's?
     
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    I got rid of my old Silverado because of lifter noise. Hopped in this thing the day after I bought it new and thought wth. Just spent 45k and it sounds like this? Had to laugh at myself a little after that.
     

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