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#5 of 69 Re: Tundra recall [obyone]
Dec 14, 2007 (4:46 pm)
Toyota Announces Safety Recall On Selected Tundra Pickup Trucks
12/14/2007 Torrance, CA
Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., will launch a safety recall with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on certain 2007 model year Tundra four-wheel-drive pickup trucks. The campaign will involve approximately 15,600 units in the U.S. and does not involve any accidents or injures.
On certain 2007 model year Tundra vehicles, there is a possibility that a joint in the rear propeller shaft may have been improperly heat treated, resulting in insufficient hardness. In the worst case, a section of the rear propeller shaft may separate at the joint. There has been one case reported among all affected vehicles that may relate to this condition. The one case involved abnormal noise and did not involve an accident.
#6 of 69 2008 Tundra 5.7L Oil Requirements
Dec 31, 2007 (5:39 pm)
My 2008 Tunda CrewMax owners manual calls for a 5W-20W or 0W-20W oil only. This weight is a synthetic blend. I bought a service contract. I was inquiring at the dealer as to which weight was put in at the factory and the service tech said they only use standard 10W-30W at this dealership. I told him he is only putting in what the owners manual calls for and whats already in the engine,and he said they don't carry that oil and if thats the oil I wanted I would have to pay more for it since they only allow him so much money for the oil change service. Bull. I'm not done with them yet. Any input?
#7 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra 5.7L Oil Requirements [gatemstr01]
Jan 01, 2008 (6:55 am)
Go by the manual. Don't let the dealer away with not installing the correct oil. Any dealer that uses the excuse that it costs him too much money to carry more than one grade of oil isn't much of a dealer. I had this occurrence with a Buick Park Avenue. The dealer was only using bulk oil and not of the grade the car required. They finally went to a Chevy dealer and bought 5 liters of the proper oil for the Buick. While I was waiting I watched the service staff put the same grade in everything that came through the door. Heavy duty diesel pickups as well.
Dealers love to cut corners. Bulk oil in one grade only, is convenient and less expensive for the dealer. The customer suffers.
#8 of 69 2006 Tundra Squealing Noise
Jan 09, 2008 (3:32 pm)
Our 2006 Tundra has had a serious issue with a squealing noise from the frontend--I believe it is coming from the fan. We've taken it to the dealer 3 times to have it fixed and each time they replace a "belt assembly", and it will fix the squeal noise for about 2 hours. This has basically been doing this since we have bought it, and I am getting frustrated with it--since each time we've taken it back to be fixed...NADA. This truck literally has 11,000 miles on it and we never tow with it at all. We do live in North Dakota, so it is extremely cold, but it makes this noise in the summer as well.
Is anyone else having a really LOUD squeal coming from the front end, perhaps around the fan?
#9 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra 5.7L Oil Requirements [gatemstr01]
Jan 10, 2008 (5:47 am)
An update from my initial post on the oil requirememts for the 2008 Tundra 5.7L engine. I contacted Toyota and was told 0W-20W synthetic oil was used at the factory and is the recommended oil. I will be taking the e-mails to the dealer. They also stated if petroleum based oil is used you can't go back to synthetic. Also the stated oil requirements are right on the oil filler cap. And the service manager never heard of that requirement? I pulled up the 2007 owners manual and the same oil requirements were listed. What have they been putting in the 2007 5.7L's that they serviced? Ummm.
#10 of 69 Keyless Entry not making the beep sounds????
Jan 18, 2008 (9:48 pm)
I have a 2002 Tundra SR5. My keyless entry has stopped making the beep and beep/beep when I lock and unlock doors. The doors are locked and the lights flash. Is there a quick fix or could it be a fuse problem? Would like to get it working again. Thanks
#11 of 69 drive shaft problem on 2008 Toyota Tundra
Jul 22, 2008 (7:01 pm)
The drive shaft came apart from rear axle on my 2008 Toyota Tundra 4 x 4 while driving 75 mph on interstate. Has anyone had this kind of problem?
#12 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra 5.7L Oil Requirements [gatemstr01]
Jul 27, 2008 (8:36 am)
Toyota told their customers for sometime that using synthetic oil is just a waste of money. Now they are filling their trucks with a very light synthetic oil !!! Unbelievable.
10W30 synthetic is considered a light oil and I see no difference between it and 0W20. When it comes to synthetic oils, the difference is viscosity is not very important. Use anything less than 10W40 and you will be fine. For conventional oils, any thing less than 10W30 is fine as long as the temperature is not too hot. In hot regions, 10W40 or 20W50 is recommended. Light oils leave the engine clean over time and therefore, I highly recommend using fully synthetic oil. Any brand synthetic oil should serve better than the best brand conventional oil. Wal-Mart sells a cheap synthetic oil but it is so good. I use it and also I use Mobile 1 10W30 for two different cars.
#13 of 69 how to change transmission fluid in 2008 Tundra
Aug 01, 2008 (6:25 pm)
How do you change the transmission fluid in a 2008 Tunda? What tools are needed? We need an answer ASAP, Please!
#14 of 69 Re: 2008 Tundra 5.7L Oil Requirements [aalsherri]
Aug 08, 2008 (7:00 pm)
NEVER put 10w-40 or (gawd) 20W-50 in anything less than 25 years old!The oil clearences on newer engines are tighter than they ever were.Those oils are like molassis and can't get to moving parts fast enough.Plus,they kill your fuel milage.Put in what the OWNERS MANUAL,not the dealer,recommends.The dealer does not care about anything but the next dollar.I hate to even go in for warranty work.
I've been an auto technician for 30 years.