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Oil in coolant with only 3,000 miles on the clock

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mach375, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    Mach375

    Mach375 [OP] Habitual Violator of Wheeling Rule #2

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    Went to swap out the FF oil for synthetic today. Noticed the puke tank had a good amount (1/16") of oil floating in it.

    Now, I know oil+coolant is generally a sign of a HG leak. But this is a NEW truck (my first new vehicle, ever). Not really supposed to have HG problems.

    I'll be taking it to the stealership in another couple thousand miles for its free service. Obviously I'll be having them look into this. In the meantime, a question:

    Wtf would cause this on a new motor? Should I be looking at something other than the HG? Should I be worried about other problems? Should I go ahead and poke around for other problems?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 the logical one

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    if you think head gasket is leaking why would you even wait to get it checked out? maybe its just machining coolant left from the manufacturing process
     
  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    id be going back there tomorrow. Waiting could cause you a catastrophic failure.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    x2, Do you have a warranty? I wouldn't wait to figure this out. Take it to them now.
     
  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    I wouldn't wait a few thousand miles. I would head straight to the dealership with the oil in the coolant over flow and have them run a diagnostic.

    Lemon's do pop up in mass production. Have it checked out ASAP.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:43 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Coolant in your oil will eat bearings. I'd get back down there ASAP.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:48 PM
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    holy crap that's not good! i have the same truck as you.
    <----runs out to check puke tank
     
  8. Feb 28, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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    drive the wheels off it until it blows up. its still under warranty. you're good.
     
  9. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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  10. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    Hell no! Once it gives you a serious problem it will never b the same nor will you look at your cheating truck the same way again, lol.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:18 PM
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    Seriously doubt machining oil. I've been under the hood a few times in the month I've owned it, and this is the first time I've seen oil+coolant. If it was machining oil, I would suspect I would have caught that in my overly-thorough 40-minute inspection when I went to pick it up......especially considering it had 160 miles on it by that point.
    Part of me says to take it in right this minute, part of me says wait 'til the 5K service and play dumb. I guess considering the wife still has another couple weeks left on maternity leave, now might be the time to do it.

    Any thoughts on the problem being a leaky oil cooler, or something similar?
     
  12. Feb 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Play dumb? Asking what we think is dumb. Getting it fixed, not dumb.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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    Until something goes wrong AFTER warranty.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM
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    Don't be an idiot. You think they will give you a new motor when it grenades?
     
  15. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:32 PM
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    If you take it in for the 5000 mile service and mention that you saw oil in the coolant, then later down the road the motor blows due to a leaky head gasket, you have on record that you saw symptoms of a leaky head gasket early on under the warranty period so they should cover it.

    Take it in.
     
  16. Feb 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    That's a possibility. The oil cooler is the donut piece sandwiched under the oil filter. It is relatively easy to replace.
     
  17. Feb 29, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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    I would take it in asap.
     
  18. Feb 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    Do not wait. Mist likely a cracked hg. Get it in fast man don't wanna wait on that could destroy yor engine happened to my old intrigue
     
  19. Feb 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM
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    The TW account is not casually traceable to Mach375's real name, address or VIN. Of course, all records are subject to discovery if this ever explodes into a lawsuit with millions of dollars at stake. For now it's not a practical concern.

    The oil cooler is perhaps equally susceptible to leakage, for it is likely an outsourced item, while the engine assembly is subject to Toyota's direct quality control. Doesn't make the problem any less severe, so yeah, take it to a dealer quick. :)
     
  20. Feb 29, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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    Wait, dont we have free roadside? Have them pick it up.
     
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