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Who has had a major failure with the 1GRFE V-6??

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by XXXX, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Nov 27, 2012 at 5:50 AM
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    XXXX

    XXXX [OP] Well-Known Member

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    These trucks have been out since 2004 so I think it's time we start a list of the engine failures. Be it a defect from the factory, bad oil pump, bad bearing, hydro-lock etc.

    Please keep the typical "my engine makes clicky noises" out of here. I'm talking major issues.

    Also if you got it fixed what did it cost and did Toyota warrant it.

    Ill start.

    Vehicle year: 2008

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    North East

    Typical use:
    Daily driver, occasional mild trail rides

    Bought new or used:
    New

    Mileage:
    89,000

    Oil used:
    Mobil-1

    Air filter:
    K&N for 70k then Wix OE style paper for 20k

    Engine modifications:
    Safari Snorkel installed

    Who serviced the vehicle to date:
    Me, myself, and I

    Issue:
    #6 cylinder scorn, poor #6 compression (engine yet to be torn down to find route issue) angry gremlin with ball pean hammer trapped inside

    Remedy:
    TBD

    Parts repair cost: TBD

    Labor repair cost: TBD

    Repair cost covered by Toyota: No


    I know a few others with bad engines so Ill be throwing up their data in the coming days.

    If anyone can think of any other data that would be good to compile for other users let me know and Ill be sure to add it.
     
  2. Nov 27, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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  3. Nov 27, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    This thread is making me nervous haha. I just had my 99 tacoma 4 cylinder blow a valve. Long story, but I took it into the dealership in perfect condition and I got it back and the engine was blown. Anyway I bought a 2005 with the V6 and love it so far. Hopefully I have many more miles to come.
     
  4. Nov 27, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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  5. Nov 27, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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  6. Nov 27, 2012 at 7:39 AM
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  7. Nov 27, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    Yikes.....

    Does stupidity count for a major failure?
     
  8. Nov 27, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    duckcmdr

    duckcmdr If it flies it dies!!

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  9. Nov 27, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    You mean like seeing if the truck can swim? :D

    I would say no, that's just extensively testing the truck's limits :cool:
     
  10. Nov 27, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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    What viscosity?

    Oil Change interval?

    Brand oil filter?

    Drop-in or cone/CAI?

    Filter cleaning interval?

    Secondary filter removed?
     
  11. Nov 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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    yes, your hydrolock counts. List it up buddy :D

    also another superwhite I know had the same issue.

    :)
     
  12. Nov 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM
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    Did the K&N allow silica and drive you to switch to Wix? The number of threads I see about people getting K&Ns and AFE Pro drys, and all the real tests on them indicate that they just let in more harmful stuff (silica, mainly) than good Wix or Napa fiters. I was looking into getting an AFE but after research, said F that.

    Good thread. I feel like we need a "Mythbusters" thread on filters, TB spacers, CAIs, etc.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2012 at 9:12 AM
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    IMO Yes, but I have no factual proof (oil test) besides my own eyes. My intake is now clean as can be after 20k with the Wix. With the K&N it would of been very dusty.
     
  14. Nov 27, 2012 at 9:17 AM
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    Interesting. Did you ever do any used oil analysis? Since you mentioned silica, it sounds like you may have. High silica content? Answered in last post.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    There was a great air filter test on Bobistheoilguy.com. Way more dirt got past a cleanable filter than a paper unit.

    http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/air-filtration-test/
     
  16. Nov 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    Yeah, John, that was the one I saw when I was thinking about getting an AFE. No AFE for me, thanks.

    I recommend everyone do at least one Blacktsone Labs oil analysis to have facts about your engine's condition and wear. Earlier indications of issues that can be corrected can save you a buttload of later pain.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    That changed my mind too.

    The Blackstone tests are a great tool to keep an eye on things. I have a sample in my garage from the diesel to go in. Comparing oil content with and without the EGR functioning.
     
  19. Nov 28, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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    Problem is none of those failures are really "Toyota" failures. I have yet to see something wrong with those engines. So far all failures had been due to improper maintenance, (Sludge, poured something funky to engine, bad air filter, water ingestion etc)
     
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    Add in ZDDP, run a heavier weight, or use a name brand oil that specifically lists higher anti-wear additive with no SAE seal on the front. Or combo of those listed.
     
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