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Tundra 5.7 motor blowing up?

Discussion in 'Toyota Trucks & SUVs' started by timofthehill, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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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
     
  2. Jun 17, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    wow first ive heard... subbed
     
  3. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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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.
     
  4. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Ive worked for toyota for 5 years, and havent seen a single blown tundra motor.
     
  6. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Did a Chevy, Ford or Dodge guy tell you that Toyota engines blow up?
     
  7. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    same!
     
  8. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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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.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    Like I said, the first 100 or so engines had cam issues. I have not heard anything beyond that.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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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.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    so in the end it was only the 2007's that had the problems?
     
  14. Jun 17, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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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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    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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    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...
     
  17. Jun 21, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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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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    Just so you know that 93 did nothing.
     
  19. Jun 21, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    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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    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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