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Million Mile Tundra and Land Cruiser 200

Discussion in '200-Series Cruisers' started by Chocolate, Nov 12, 2017 at 9:24 PM.

  1. Chocolate

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    You may have heard of the Million Mile Tundra. It was equipped with the 4.7 UZ engine and used by an oil field worker who put 125,000 miles on it a year.
    The owner claims that aside from ordinary maintenance, the only issue was reverse going out at 776,000 miles.

    The Million-Mile 2007 Toyota Tundra

    Million Mile Tundra: The Tear Down

    From what I understand, the main issues to look out for on the 200 are radiators (on the 2008-2010 models), the water pump, and starter motor. Let me know if I'm missing something. That's pretty good. But why does our starter motor crap out at ~120,000 miles when this truck (presumably) went so much further on the original starter? The 200 FSM has no mention of the starter and no guidance above 150k, and I'm not sure Victor would proactively replace the starter every ~150k preventatively.

    I would be curious to look up the service history on the Tundra but no one, anywhere, has seen fit to take a picture of the VIN.
     
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    The 3UR and 2UZ starters are different part numbers.
     
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    I'm wondering why our trucks seem to go through the newer starter more often.
     
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    Don't forget head cover gasket leaks. *grumble*grumble* It's likely due to poor assembly or not understanding where additional sealing is required but it's too early to know for sure.
     
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    Do you mean the cam tower leak? I'm not aware of any head gasket problems
     
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    I had the cam tower leak at 68,000 miles.
     
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    @Narkhelek - ah ok despite what Toyota called it, I'd call this the valve cover gasket (which is what it was called on my 20R!). head cover gasket sounds too much like head gasket...
     
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    Its not the valve cover gasket (or cylinder head cover) that's been known to leak.
     
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    It's not the cylinder head cover gasket shown in the above diagram that has been leaking? If not that, then what?
     
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    #15

    [​IMG]
     
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    So using your diagram, it isn't the cylinder head cover gasket (#5) between the cylinder head cover (#4) and the camshaft housing (#15) that has been leaking? Is there another gasket between the camshaft housing (#15) and the cylinder head (#2) that is the culprit?

    Thanks!
     
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    It goes:
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    The dealer did my repair (after much bitching) so I don't have first hand knowledge but I believe there isn't a gasket, just a sealant. I could be wrong, I can check the FSM when I get home.

    Here's a better pic

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