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Air Filters + Dampener problem + Intake

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by forealz, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 15, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    forealz

    forealz [OP] Active Member

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    Hi all,

    Long time lurker to this great site.

    1. I was reading about changing air filters and I thought I'd check the one in my glove box, except now I can't get this dampener attached again. I searched the forums and saw some people saying to use a screw, but I'd like to not go that route just yet. Any other suggestions?

    2. I saw recommendations for aFe drop in filters, so I checked amazon. Which model would be best for me? This or this?

    3. Can someone tell me what type of intake I have on my engine there? I was looking at the aFe cold air intakes and they don't seem too expensive. Is that something I should even consider?


    Pics of my engine and dampener problem here.

    I'm not exactly the DIYer, but I'm trying to be with my Taco.
    Mine is a 2007 PreRunner 2wd (don't laugh) TRD Off-Road Access Cab.

    Thank you all for your time.
     
  2. May 15, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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    Rich91710

    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    Stock paper. Flows more than enough for the engine and filters better than ANY washable filter.
    Stock intake is a cold-air design.
    Most "cold air intakes" end up drawing hot air from under the hood.
    It's a bit of a pain, but it should snap back over the pin. That looks to be in pretty good shape.

    You'll have to pull on the damper a bit and line up the pins with the hole that is closer to the pushrod.
     
  3. May 23, 2012 at 7:51 AM
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    forealz

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    Thanks for the response Rich.

    I've replaced both the engine air filter and the glove box one.

    I won't bother with the intake.

    I also got the dampener on after busting my knuckles for a bit. :)


    I also put on some Michelin LTX MS/2 p265/70r16 tires from discount tire. They are great!
     
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