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Air filter recommendations?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Back40, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    Back40

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    Looks like the AFE Pro Dry S is a popular choice on this board. How should it be cleaned?
    I had a K&N installed until I saw the affect on the MAF sensor so I went back to stock. Any other recommendations? Thanks for the feedback.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2009 at 5:11 AM
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    Janster

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    Use the SEARCH button in the upper blue bar (towards the right). Lots of discussions about this already.

    I owned a K&N for years without any problems. If they're seated in your airbox properly, If you keep them clean, and if you don't over-oil them...they should work fine. I cleaned mine every 6 months. I've owned K&N's on a few different vehicles without any problems.

    I changed to an AFE because I wanted something different and I didn't want to keep buying cleaning kits for the K&N. I like the AFE - although, it does not allow as much airflow as the K&N does. I haven't cleaned my AFE yet. Only been in the truck for about a year.

    To clean the AFE - simply look in the product manual, go to their website, or search the forums/google.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    I love K & N air filters. I work at a Chevy parts dept and get to sell expensive MAF sensors to people who over oil their filter. If you use them properly, I'm sure they are fine, but I would stick with a dry filter. JMO.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    The aFe filter is inexpensive and simple to clean...and no oil to mess with. If you're going to go with a higher flow, reusable filter you might as well get it, vs. a K&N or TRD oiled filters.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    Fyi: my afe filter did not come with a manual and the afe site does not have instructions. I started a thread a while back about this and the consensus seems to be to soak it in warm water and let it dry. Some say to blow it out in reverse with a compressor though i dont really trust that method.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    http://billswebspace.com/afeprodryscleaning.pdf

    http://afepower.com/faq.php
     
  7. Dec 30, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    Thanks. Afepower just put that back up then because it hasnt been available for quite a while. I even mentioned it in my thread. Good to see it's back.
     
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