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Air filter big oops

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeepmor, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:39 AM
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    jeepmor

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    I tore out that carbon filter thinking it was the air filter. Damage was done before I saw the filter in the movable part of the housing. Any advice? Truck seems to run fine, but I think I need this part back in there to avoid warranty issues.

    Once you quit laughing, let me know what you think I should do. Looks like I have to buy an entirely new housing as it was all plastic welded together.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    buy a new carbon filter from toyota...you could probably score a used 1 off of anyone who has done an aftermarkert intake...it shouldn't be expensive at all probably around $20-30 for the new carbon filter...
     
  3. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    most people rip those out anyways...no harm no foul.


    oh wait...did you mean the pre-filter? oh shit! your truck may explode :p
     
  4. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    ^it won't explode without the carbon filter...most aftermarket CAI don't have the carbon filter that way less restriction meaning more power making...
     
  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    Thanks for quick responses. Looks like I don't have much to worry about, but boy did I feel like a moron when I found out it wasn't my air filter. Something about that plastic rivet popping just kind of stung.

    I'll chime back in if I notice any performance differences. BTW 2009 4.0 V6
     
  7. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    did you not notice the ":p" ?
     
  8. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    Copy that last post. I did make sure to get all the little bits out of the air filter housing. I even double checked because I was paranoid.

    jeepmor
     
  9. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    back to bone stock.
    sorry..i'm still grinning.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2010 at 9:46 AM
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    sorry i didn't notice that...lol
     
  11. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    No noticeable difference, didn't explode. Whew!! :eek:

    New K&N in place, no difference there either I can feel. Maybe at full tilt on freeway I'll notice something.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    They are actually very important... These engines don't like going through ethnic neighborhoods! The smell of some of the unknown foods really makes these engines act peculiar. I would replace it or at least put one of these on the outboard side of the air filter!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Aug 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    They are and they know what they're afraid of!!! :eek:
     
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    I almost did that a couple days ago, luckly i noticed it in the other half
    but not before i tried to pick that thing out a couple times.
    even did the WTF?
     
  15. Aug 8, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    I suspect the k&n stopsign sticker insures a tech will never open that housing up during a service visit ever again.
     
  16. Aug 9, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    I almost did the exact same thing. When I couldn't get it out and went to grab a screwdriver to jab a whole and rip it out, I decided to rethink the idea and saw the air filter....D'oh
     

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