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Front Crank Seal Leaking....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by MSUtacoboy, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. MSUtacoboy

    MSUtacoboy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i purchased this truck used 2008 with 54k miles on it. i've put about 7k since i got it 7 months. no problems what so ever.

    a week or so i started noticing a burning oil smell when i'd come to a stop. i didnt have any drops on the garage floor and i couldn't tell where the leak was coming from. But the front of the engine was covered in oil. the truck wasn't running low on oil, according to the dip stick.

    then a few days later i had two drops on the floor.... took it to the shop(local ind). guy cleans the engine and found the leak. i personally figured it'd be the timing chain cover, which would have cost a fortune to fix. but, to my delight, he calls and tells me that it's the front crank seal that has the leak. i have been trying to convince myself this whole time that it's going to be okay to pay $1800+ for the fix.

    $200 for the seal fix. i'd rather pay that than what i was thinking this whole time.

    if i had to fix it, it wouldnt be fixed for a few weeks, i dont want to drive around with it leaking for the time being, so i said "getter done" (no, not really, just adding some MS redneck in there) let's do it.

    thanks for allowing the blog entry. :eek:
     
  2. BlueT

    BlueT Well-Known Member

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    :eek: an hour for timing chain cover?? I dont know about that. It takes more then hour on inline 6 (1FZ-FE) and that thing has no serpentine belt and much more room to work with. I can see 1GR would be slightly easier since has wimpy oil pans but still.
    An Hour on 1GR that would be a Guiness record :D, Not sure what that paper gasket roll is for.
     
  3. MSUtacoboy

    MSUtacoboy [OP] Well-Known Member

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    i did a search on this board.

    plus the guy said it called for 18 hour job
     
  4. straycat241

    straycat241 maXXXed out mid travel

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    airaid intake, jba headers, jba exhaust, DMZ enginecage, King 2.5 coilovers , 1.25camburg uca's, total chaos lca's, shock hoops with Icon 2.5 piggybacks, camburg 4.0 Spindles, Defined engineering SUA, King 2.5" Shocks w/Reservoir, King 2.5 Bumpstops,shocktacobumper,moto metal 951's, compartment locks, blackgrill,Glassworks fenders front and rear,ViS racing glass hood,PIAA 510s,hella 500's,black rebadge,fabtech spare tire holder,tailgate delete,mudflaps delete,cobra 19 ultra iii
    is this the leak i have in the pic below?
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