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Timing on a 2014 toyota tundra

I just bought a 2014 Toyota tundra ,the check engine light came on took it in they tell me the timing might be just worried about feature also thinking about returning it back to the dealership

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2014 should be under warranty isn't it? Have the dealer fix it at no cost to you.
However, to answer your question over whether or not timing is important, it is.

  • Ignition timing being off will cause your engine to be inefficient, making less power (firing too early or firing too late) and will eventually result in things like fouling, burned valves, etc.
  • Valve timing being off can be more of a pain, in that it could result in the TDC timing going bad (this happened to my '98 contour-the pistons punched the valves and bent them) My example car used a timing belt, where the tensioner spring broke, causing the cams to jump time, leaving them open and bam. Dead engine. Your truck has a chain, making my example unlikely, BUT you do have something called variable valve timing which if that system is going bad, you could end up causing similar damage.
Bottom line really, is without the codes that they found, reading the waveforms, and running compression/sniffer tests (to check VVT system) further digging will require more info. If the truck is under warranty, take it in.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014

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