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Old 06-04-2019, 05:37 AM
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Yes please chime in if you have experience. I didn't know there were unspoken issues with the Tundra. I only hear things like "You can't kill them!"
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:53 AM
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I ran a Carfax on the two vehicles and these are the things that stand out to me...
Tundra...
Lived in Colorado and Illinois for 6 years before relocating to Georgia...Possible rust issues
Serviced by Toyota dealerships until 2017
Driveshaft replaced at 8500 miles
Engine checked at 57k
Engine checked again at 70k
Water pump replaced at 85k
Owner serviced the remainder of the time to 119k

F150...
Colorado for 3 months, New Mexico for 3 years, Florida for 4 years
Very nice maintenance records and no real work done until
Transmission checked at 48k
ENGINE REPLACED at 78k... So new motor only has 30k miles on it
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by GoodRun View Post
Not trying to hi jack the thread but as far as the tundra goes I have a few questions for some actual owners.

The AIP pump failure. Is it a big of issue as everyone makes it out to be?

Cam tower leaks. Is it just seepage that doesn’t require immediate attention or is it a large leak that needs an expensive repair?

Failing water pumps. Certain model years more prone to it?

I know toyotas are built and sold on reliability . I am throwing around the idea of trading in my 14 Silverado for a tundra but don’t like the idea of trading one problem child for another due to the “potential” expensive and maybe inevitable issues of the Toyota.

Again, not trying to hi jack just might help someone else as well
From what I have read the AIP failures are not that common, Toyota extended the warranty to 10 years or 150k miles the AIP.
Cam tower leaks seem to be fairly common and from reading they occur with any year Tundra with the 5.7, some have reported leaks on 2018 trucks. Does not seem to be that big of a deal though as it is just a little oil leakage/seepage, would not be surprised to see Toyota come out with a TSB or extended warranty on it.
Have not heard of a lot of water pump failures.
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Old 06-04-2019, 09:42 AM
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What are the miles on current truck? I am a Tundra fan, currently on my second, but I'm not sure I'd swap a known '14 Ford for an unknown '11 Tundra unless I knew of lots of issues with the Ford or it had alot more miles.

I had an old body style '06 and now have a '10 Crew Max with 135k (purchased with less than 30k); no issues with either. I upgraded the '06 for space, the 5.7, and 4x4. I think the interior space of the Tundra is superior, but the fuel economy sucks.
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Old 06-04-2019, 11:39 AM
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Well both of those trucks went for more than I was willing to pay sight unseen so I didn't bid. My current 14 f150 is a great truck but I am just not comfortable in it. I guess i am just too small for the truck as i just can't find the right set of adjustments that make me comfortable unless i drive like i used to in high school...Seat leaned back left hand at 12 o'clock and right hand on center console. LOL That only feels good for a little bit then i remember I am almost 40 and need to sit up straight ahahaha
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:05 PM
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TUNDRA! Mine is an '04 Texas Edition Xtra cab with 170,000 on it. The only thing I've had to repair was the evaporator at 160,000. Brakes, tires batteries, normal maintenance but no real repairs. It's a 2 wheel drive and the boat, trailer and full tank outweighs the truck by about 1,500 lbs. No problem stopping and no problems at the ramp. Plus they hold their value a hell of a lot better than any Ford.
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Zac Penn View Post
Sorry for the confusion but the F150 has the 6.2 L engine so it is the big boy!!!! Does that change anything about your opinions on the Ford?

I know Tundras are great trucks but trying to make the right decision here.
that would be the only Ford engine post the 1st gen 5.4 Triton I would buy. Otherwise anything else.
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by GoodRun View Post
Not trying to hi jack the thread but as far as the tundra goes I have a few questions for some actual owners.

The AIP pump failure. Is it a big of issue as everyone makes it out to be?

Cam tower leaks. Is it just seepage that doesn’t require immediate attention or is it a large leak that needs an expensive repair?

Failing water pumps. Certain model years more prone to it?

I know toyotas are built and sold on reliability . I am throwing around the idea of trading in my 14 Silverado for a tundra but don’t like the idea of trading one problem child for another due to the “potential” expensive and maybe inevitable issues of the Toyota.

Again, not trying to hi jack just might help someone else as well
Other then brakes rotors and a serpentine belt no other repairs 2007 DC 5.7
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:44 AM
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I own a 2010 Tundra but I can't see trading for an older truck of any brand.
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:16 AM
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My 2003 4.7L Tundra just passed 200,000 miles with almost no maintenance other than oil and filter changes. Taking it in today for a long overdue timing belt and water pump change. It tows my 22' boat fine but will be swapping out for a 5.7L soon. Looking for about a 4 or 5 year old Tundra.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:53 PM
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If you like the styling then tundra all the way. Toyota trucks are just the best to own. I'd love a tundra but personally can't stand the styling. Think they should make it look more reasonable like a tacoma.
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Old 06-06-2019, 08:27 PM
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It's a moot point now, but I would put the Ford 6.2 reliability equal to Toyota. That motor is also in the 2011+ Super Duty and is used extensively in fleet roles. It has proved extremely reliable. One thing to consider with buying the highest level trim is lower payload capacity due to all the bells and whistles that comes with it.
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Ive had a 07 5.7 tundra for a few years now.

Bought with 140k miles on it

So far replaced:
both rear hubs
All rotors/pads (normal wear/tear)
motor (my own dumb fault but it gave me something to do that winter)
starter/alternator
front hub driver hub and cv shaft (only because the boot was ripped and when in rome)

finally after all that and running pretty good, I recently got a tow diesel and my dad uses it as a beater truck. Ive cursed more working on other vehicles, but this isn't a complete joy to work on if you are a DIYer.

Now at 160k and still moving
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:19 PM
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Not sure on location or if it matters but my 2012 F150 crew has horrible cab corner rust/rot. It started maybe 1.5 years ago and has accelerated massively. It's turning me off on Ford having this issue when I see tons of Chevy/GM, Dodge and Toyota of similar years and they have no cab corner issues.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by GoodRun View Post
Not trying to hi jack the thread but as far as the tundra goes I have a few questions for some actual owners.

The AIP pump failure. Is it a big of issue as everyone makes it out to be?

Cam tower leaks. Is it just seepage that doesn’t require immediate attention or is it a large leak that needs an expensive repair?

Failing water pumps. Certain model years more prone to it?
I had a 2010 Tundra with the 5.7 from 2010 until 2017. Had over 100K miles on it when I sold it. I know the above are problems to some, but I never had an issue. Just from what I’ve heard, I think the AIP pump issue is the most prevalent. I believe Toyota extended the warranty for that.

Again, I never had any of those issues, so I wouldn’t let them scare you away.
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Old 06-16-2019, 06:53 PM
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So you're willing to drop almost $20k to move from a 5 year old truck to an 8 year old truck? If you're constantly reaching into the back seat while driving, I'd suggest finding a way to solve that need rather than getting another truck.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:49 AM
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WHAT SIZE FUEL TANK IN THE TUNDRA !!!???

I had a 2011 Tundra Crewmax limited and it came with a 20 gallon tank. I didn't think much of it at the time when I bought it but when I traded it I was at about 13.5 mpg average... Towing with this truck was miserable. Good luck if you get caught in a rural area with limited gas stops... I drive a lot for work and sometimes I would have to fill up twice a day... I put 10k in gas in its tank in 2016.. When I towed my SxS to our hunting camp a little over a 120 miles I would have to fill up twice before I got there...

Tundra has since increased the gas tank size but if you tow with this truck and it has the 20 gallon tank I would take a hard pass!

Also have a friend with a 6.2 Ford he is looking to get rid of...

IMHO I would look elsewhere and if you tow a boat I would RUN...
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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post
WHAT SIZE FUEL TANK IN THE TUNDRA !!!???

I had a 2011 Tundra Crewmax limited and it came with a 20 gallon tank. I didn't think much of it at the time when I bought it but when I traded it I was at about 13.5 mpg average... Towing with this truck was miserable. Good luck if you get caught in a rural area with limited gas stops... I drive a lot for work and sometimes I would have to fill up twice a day... I put 10k in gas in its tank in 2016.. When I towed my SxS to our hunting camp a little over a 120 miles I would have to fill up twice before I got there...

Tundra has since increased the gas tank size but if you tow with this truck and it has the 20 gallon tank I would take a hard pass!


Also have a friend with a 6.2 Ford he is looking to get rid of...




IMHO I would look elsewhere and if you tow a boat I would RUN...



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Should have been 26.5 gal not 20
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Should have been 26.5 gal not 20
Ha Ha. Well tell that to Toyota.. It never took more than 20 gallons.. I have a Ram now with the 3.0L diesel and I get better MPG towing my boat than I did avg with my Tundra.. Think about that...

I have never looked back..
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Originally Posted by Bgoodman4 View Post
WHAT SIZE FUEL TANK IN THE TUNDRA !!!???

I had a 2011 Tundra Crewmax limited and it came with a 20 gallon tank. I didn't think much of it at the time when I bought it but when I traded it I was at about 13.5 mpg average... Towing with this truck was miserable. Good luck if you get caught in a rural area with limited gas stops... I drive a lot for work and sometimes I would have to fill up twice a day... I put 10k in gas in its tank in 2016.. When I towed my SxS to our hunting camp a little over a 120 miles I would have to fill up twice before I got there...
Two fill ups in 120 miles while towing seems excessive, even with the 26 gallon tank. Low fuel light comes on really early on the Tundra. Usually have about 6 gallons left.

I used to tow my boat with a 2010 Tundra. Towing mpg was pretty terrible. I’d get maybe 5-6 mpg on FL highway at 60-65. Most of my toes were around town, but I’d usually do a couple trips that were a bit longer each year. Crystal River is around 100 miles one way. I’d make it there without stopping, but I’d have to stop real early on the way back. Keys is a bit over 400 miles each way. I think I’d have to stop for gas around 3 times each way.

I’m now doing those same trips with the same boat pulled by a Titan XD with the Cummins. Still has a 26 gallon tank. The XD has an extra 2000 lb curb weight, and 4wd while the Tundra was 2wd, but towing mileage is at least double. I do the CR round trip without stopping for fuel. On the Keys trips, I have to stop for fuel once each way. While a larger tank would probably let me get there without stopping, I’m sure my kids’ bladders would force a stop in there anyway.
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