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engine leak...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Karo, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 2:43 PM
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    Karo

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    Hey ladies and gents I gotta question about an oil leak.

    What is the worst that can happen to my truck if I don't take care of this $700 fix for an engine leak?

    I have 93600 miles and just had my rear differential worked on since my earlier report of a "whining" sound coming from the middle section of the truck.

    Thanks for all of your wise words!
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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    joerussell610

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    Would need more info to let you know "WHAT" might happen. Oil is the life blood of the vehicle. No oil in truck... Truck go nowhere.. A new engine for close to 5-6 grand. Hmmm??? The more info we have the more we can tell you. :evil:
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    If I don't see any oil where i park does that mean the leak is minimal for now? So I can save my money until I have enough to get it fixed
     
  4. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    toyotadude5

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    its not actually dripping out? I would say, obviously its better to get it fixed, but if its not a constant dripping out then just keep an eye on the oil level. Worst thing you can do is let it run out of oil, trust me i know haha
     
  5. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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    jjew18

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    Constantly check your oil levels. Where and how did they say it was leaking?
     
  6. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
  7. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I just got my TSB done for my oil leak. It was the timing cover that they had to replace. There is actually a good number of trucks on here that had this same problem. They also swapped out my water pump cause it was slightly leaking as well so I'm glad they caught that.:cool: But then again your over warranty so I'm not sure what you can do but pay out of your own pocket to get it fixed.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    I don't have any idea where its leaking since the dealer told me about it. I don't have any pics either but I can take one I suppose. Should I take a general pic from underneath the hood?
     
  9. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    I FOUND A LEAK SEALER THAT HAS WORKED ON A FORD F350 DIESEL WITH MULTIPLE LEAKS. IT STOPPED ALL THE ENGINE LEAKS EXCEPT THE ONE AT THE DIPSTICK PLASTIC FITTING. IT ALSO STOPPED A LEAK ON MY JDEERE 5410 TRACTOR. IT WORKS ON THE SEALS.
    THE WEB SITE IS SEAL LUBE. COM OR GOOGLE SEALLUBE. THEY ARE LOCATED IN MICHIGAN. I JUST BOUGHT 4 MORE BOTTLES FOR BACKUP.
    HOPE THIS HELPS.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:21 PM
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    Did the dealer say where the leak was coming from? If it were my truck I wouldn't have left there without them at least showing me what they were talking about...
     
  11. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    DO NOT use this on the 1GR-FE engine. There is NO evidence proving it is safe for use in an egine with variable valve timing.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    Machine gun mount. Would love to blow the shit out of it since it has nothing but issues. QA at Toyota USA is shit. Start making them in Japan for Christ's Sake!
    OP, you need to get aggressive and find this leak. Do you see any oil "sweating" from the engine? Any wet spots? Or is the dealer just giving yu some bs to replace something for nothing?????

    It is time to get to know your rig. Change your clothes and put some old ones and get dirty with your rig. Find that leak and return to us with your findings.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Do not use any type of sealer on this or any other engine. They tend to clog up somethings that are not meant to clog. Those are ok if stuck in the middle of nowhere. Even then i'd start walking. Seen lots of evidence of what those thungs can do. Fix the vehicle properly. :crapstorm:
     
  14. Dec 16, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    If the dealership (or any shop for that matter) just said you had a oil leak without explaining IN DETAIL where it was coming from, I would never go back there again.

    Get a second opinion somewhere else.
     
  15. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Worst thing that can happen is it gets worse rapidly and blows all the oil out while you're driving then the engine blows up.

    If it's the timing cover leak, I doubt that would happen. Just keep it full of oil and you're okay. But there are other things that could be leaking that can go from not so bad to blown engine real quick. For example, an loose oil filter.
     
  16. Dec 16, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    sounds like someone needs to buy a dye and light kit!
     
  17. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:52 AM
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    That's real interesting...I had no idea these leak stopper products were effective at stopping any leaks, let alone something inside the engine they aren't supposed to. But then I never use them anyway:eek:.

    Any idea which kinds in particular to avoid?
     
  18. Dec 17, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    $700 oil leak repair?!?!?! WTF?!?!? Is it the rear main seal then? That seems an outrageous amount unless they have to drop the engine to repair the leak
     
  19. Dec 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    I just had to have my front main seal and harmonic balancer replaced.. that ran me about $550 so it may not be out of line to pay $700.

    OP you need to find out where its leaking from and constantly check the oil levels till you get it fixed
     
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