I BOUGHT A 2007 TOYOTA TUNDRA 4.7 V8. THE TRUCK WAS SALVAGED WITH SOME FAIR DAMAGE TO THE RIGHT FRONT SIDE. THE TIMING COVER BUSTED ON THE RIGHT SIDE. TO MY UNDERSTANDING THE TIMING BELT SKIPPED A FEW TEETH DURING IMPACT.(PIECES OF THE COVER WERE CAUGHT UNDER IT) I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WERE ANY KNOWLEDGEABLE MECHANICS THAT WOULD GUIDE ME ON TO THE CORRECT TIMING MARKS. THERE ARE A COUPLE MARKS. CANT FULLY UNDERSTAND WHICH ONES THEY COULD BE. ALSO COULD THIS EVENT BEND MY VALVES? THE ENGINE TURNS OVER, BUT ONLY HAVE THE WAY? IF ANYONE HAS EXPERIENCE WITH A V8 TUNDRA, YOU WOULD BE OF MUCH HELP.GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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Replace the timing belt at 90,000 miles or 10 years. Considering it is already 11 years old, replace it now. Warning: This is an interference engine. If the belt breaks you will have serious internal engine damage. The water pump is also driven by the cam belt so it is advisable to replace it at the same time you replace the cam belt in order to save labor cost later on when the pump fails. The pump will not last 180,000 miles so replace it now.
No special wrench needed for filter.
The oil filter is located in the front of the engine on the right side, down at the bottom.
It's easier to change the filter by taking of the front skid plate underneath. You'll need a 12mm socket to take it off.
If you try to get it from the top, you'll get oil all over the skid plate and have a big mess to clean up. Plus, you may damage the radiator by leaning on it.