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Old 06-17-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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Tundra 5.7 motor blowing up?

Hello everyone,
Just trying to find out why the 5.7's are blowing up? and what is Toyota doing about it. I am looking into upgrading. I like the Tundra over the Sierra pickups. I don't want to buy a Tundra and it blow up on me.
Let me know
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Only the first 100 or so engines built had cam problems. As far as I know there has been no other issue.
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Ive worked for toyota for 5 years, and havent seen a single blown tundra motor.
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Hello everyone,
Just trying to find out why the 5.7's are blowing up? and what is Toyota doing about it. I am looking into upgrading. I like the Tundra over the Sierra pickups. I don't want to buy a Tundra and it blow up on me.
Let me know
Did a Chevy, Ford or Dodge guy tell you that Toyota engines blow up?
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:21 PM   #8
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Did a Chevy, Ford or Dodge guy tell you that Toyota engines blow up?
No I have a couple of buddies that work at Toyota as mechanic's and both of them have worked on Tundra's with blown motors. Something to due with the metal in the camshaft's.
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No I have a couple of buddies that work at Toyota as mechanic's and both of them have worked on Tundra's with blown motors. Something to due with the metal in the camshaft's.
Like I said, the first 100 or so engines had cam issues. I have not heard anything beyond that.
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Probably people who completely abuse them. I had a friend who's dad owned a 1gen tundra with the 4.7 and he went through 3 engines because he abused the hell out of them.
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Like I said, the first 100 or so engines had cam issues. I have not heard anything beyond that.
What he said
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http://www.pickuptrucks.com/html/new.../camshaft.html
Quality escape on the initial, very limited run of camshafts in 2007.

http://www.jdpower.com/autos/ratings.../large-pickup/
Now the Tundra tops JDPower 3-year reliability ratings in the large pickup class. (Survey conducted in 2011, on 2008 model year trucks).

The 5.7 was designed from the beginning to take a TRD supercharger, so in naturally aspirated form it is very sturdy.
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so in the end it was only the 2007's that had the problems?
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Close to 21k on our Tundra's ODO and not one issue. I do recall a very few that had issues with the camshafts but aside from that nothing about engine reliability. BTW... Don't tell the wife but I drive our tundy like I stole it! That summabitch is fooking quick!!!
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so in the end it was only the 2007's that had the problems?
Yes they were the 2007 models but so few in numbers I'd hardly saw it was an problem. I believe Toyota recalled and fixed the ones in question.
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Close to 21k on our Tundra's ODO and not one issue. I do recall a very few that had issues with the camshafts but aside from that nothing about engine reliability. BTW... Don't tell the wife but I drive our tundy like I stole it! That summabitch is fooking quick!!!
The tundra's are awesome trucks for power and all. My tacoma doesn't have the easiest life either. If I were to get a Tundra I want it to be able to take some beatings...
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I used an 07 D Cab, 5.7 (2 wd) to outrun a 4.6 GT mustang at the dragstrip a few years ago. That truck hauls A$$. Beat him by 3 lengths in the quarter, and the Tundra was BONE STOCK. All I did was put some 93 Octane in it, and drive to the dragway. Mustang owner was so pissed, he left. :-)
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I used an 07 D Cab, 5.7 (2 wd) to outrun a 4.6 GT mustang at the dragstrip a few years ago. That truck hauls A$$. Beat him by 3 lengths in the quarter, and the Tundra was BONE STOCK. All I did was put some 93 Octane in it, and drive to the dragway. Mustang owner was so pissed, he left. :-)
Just so you know that 93 did nothing.
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Just so you know that 93 did nothing.
Why didn't it?? I run 87 in it daily drive, but I figured "Well, I am going to the dragstrip, why not??" Didn't put any 110 in it, thought it might damage the engine.
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2013 tundra blown motor

I have a 2013 5.7 with ONLY1500 mi with a blown motor. have driven Toyota since 1996 and never had a breakdown. now I am waiting for a new motor off their assembly line to be shipped and installed. pissed off as Toyota roadside was terrible also. I am so unhappy with the whole ordeal !!!
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