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Timing Cover Leak (WTF!!!)

Discussion in 'New Members' started by OCTaco, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    OCTaco

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    Hello TW,
    I’m new to this whole forum thing so please excuse my ignorance. I just bought a truck last week. 06 Tacoma Pre-Runner TRD double cab short bed Black. I haven’t had time to take pics of it but I will this weekend. Anyways I just noticed that the timing cover is leaking/seeping oil. Man I was so upset because I didn’t notice it at the dealership before I bought it. That’s probably because they cleaned the engine and got rid of the evidence. Any ways, I went to Toyota and it turns out its out of warranty and it will cost me about 1300 to get the gasket replaced. Man I was so angry, especially because the people at the service department were so arrogant. Anyways, I'm in OC. And was wondering if anyone out there has done this before and would like to give me a hand (I got beer and pizza and wouldn’t mind helping you out with some projects). I know a thing or two about working on cars but am not expert. Or, if someone has done it before, can you maybe guide me through it? Any help would be appreciated. Also, is an extended warranty for my truck a good idea? I have 80k and Toyota is offering me a 2yr 24K mile warranty for 1700. I feel like it’s a rip off but would appreciate some input.
    Thanks again TW and I look forward to your responses.
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Dude I just found out that there is a tsb for that....someone will chime in with the tsb#:D:D don't you just love this site....my wife hates it, but she is realizing all the money I'm saving her:eek::rolleyes:
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    Here you go....T-SB-0326-08, do a search on it here!!:cool::D
    OH and by the way... Welcome to TW!!!
     
  4. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    Dude sorry man,,but if I'm reading it right you are out of warrenty since you have over 60,000 miles,:eek: sorry dude, got ahead of myself, did'nt finsh reading your post and since I read the tsb last night I was actually alittle excited for you, wait, that sounded weird,:laugh::laugh:, Anyways good luck bro!!
     
  5. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    :spy:....am I the only one on here
     
  6. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM
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    Welcome to TW! Can you post up pics of the leak? There is a chance it could just be spilt oil from an oil change....I would like to confirm this for ya.
     
  7. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    :woot:Chris4x4 to the rescue!! :p:D
     
  8. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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  9. Jan 16, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    OCTaco

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    Ok huts so here's the scoop. I took the truck to Toyota and unfortunately it's not just some spilled oil. It's on the passeger side so that's ruled out. I'm gonna work on my truck today and take some pics. I will post them up soon. Thanks for the help.
     
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