View Poll Results: If you were going to buy a new truck would you?
Buy a new 2007 Full Sized Tundra with the 5.7L engine 18 18.75%
Wait until Toyota offered a Diesal Option 20 20.83%
Buy another foreign Brand 1 1.04%
Buy an American Brand 57 59.38%
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:27 PM   #71
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We have a Ford E350 diesel and bought a new $x$ Tundra gasser. Even thought the Ford gets better mileage and has great power, it will over heat the transmission with it’s two wheel drive. The Tundra gets about 10 miles to the gallon but does not overheat in the tow/haul mode and with the four wheel drive will take us where the Ford will not. Tundra wins and is our choice of tow vehicles.
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Old 07-01-2007, 12:42 PM   #72
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The overheating in 2wd seems uncommon to me. Not that I have 1 ton, but to date, my trans has never overheated.....matter of fact, never gone over 200 degrees and barely even hit 200 at that. Then again, I have a Chevy, not a Ford.
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:25 PM   #73
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The Ford Tranny has only over heated a couple of times on hot days going up long steep grades. Ford transmissions are the weakest link in the trucks. My neightbor has gone through several transmissions on his F350 towing heavy equipment, but it is not his truck but the company he works for so he abuses the truck. I like my E350 but now use caution oh steep grades even though I switched to Mobil One Synthetic ATF and have no problems. But still keep a eye on the trans temp.
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Old 07-03-2007, 12:52 AM   #74
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The survey said buy an American Brand. To buy an American brand you will have to buy Ford F250 and up, Toyota Tundra, Nissian Titan etc. The old names Dodge, GMC, Chevy are Mexican trucks. American Brand you say!!
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:27 AM   #75
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Interesting. I always thought that Ford trannies were the 2nd most strong compared to GM.

Hippo's Mexican comment is true, at least in my case... my 3/4 ton Burb was assembled in Mexico. GM however, is still an American owned company FWIW.
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Old 07-03-2007, 08:12 AM   #76
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Here is an intereting story for the Toyota fans on camshaft failures. A co-worker of mine just bought one of these trucks and just loves it - he is a Toyota guy anyway. I rode around the block and it indeed is a nice ride but the front end/grill has a lot to be desired.

PickupTruck.Com - New Toyota Tundra Hit With Camshaft Failures
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Old 07-04-2007, 07:01 PM   #77
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Toyota has a great reputation first of all ,and in most all cases such as the 3.0 3.4 head gasket replacements ,being the most remembered or the toyota
22R RE 4 cylinders with the ehaust manifold leaks ,warpage ,studs pulling
problems ,they fixed many thousands for free .Im certain Toyota will in fact
handle these defective Tundra engines .The fact though remains ,many will
be shaken by such a huge type of repair ,free or otherwise with Toyota quality in this instance ,especially after all the Hype of the new truck .
It does show the customer commitment toyota continually provides time and
time again ,but it will be troubling for the affected owners when the engine
bites it ,and there brand new truck needs a new engine .I did read the link
to the article ,and it seemed to lessen the idea owners would be marginally
affected ,but 30000 engines isn't marginal ,and it is a batch of engines ,
what do they think you would call all those early production failures ?
not a few .

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