Originally Posted by TheGrayRider
No need to take the engine apart when they have borescopes to look around the inside without removing the engine.
I would use a clean drain pan and drain the engine oil and cut the filter open and look for metal in the oil... If the dealership techs haven't already
Sounds like they don't have a clue what the problem is and meanwhile you are driving the truck around possibly causing more damage ? Doesn't sound right to me
Even the best borescopes at the dealership can't see everything. You can look at a bearing, crank journal, or camshaft journal.
Originally Posted by hotrod53
in my talks with my dealer, we are thinking that Toyota is reluctant at this point because I have a running engine with no issues other than a noise. If it were showing some other symptoms it may be a stronger case.
This visit will be visit #3 for the same issue and the last punch required for a lemon, after this the pressure starts to ramp up. I'm fortunate that I have local dealer support so far.
Remember, and check for sure the ruling. Most all lemon laws require that they make an actual REPAIR ATTEMPT for the 3rd time, not an inspection. If they have not replaced a specific component in the engine 3 times, then in MOST (but not all) cases, you will not have the lemon law apply yet. Again, this isn't EVERY case, but the normal.