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Airhead- just drove my truck without airfilter. what do you think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xtirtzt, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    so i took my afe pro dry s out of my truck tonight and washed it... its sitting in my house drying and i forgot that i took it out and decided i needed to get ice cream from the conveniance store.. so away i went... probably only drove for like 15 minutes total... how bad do you think this is....:confused:
     
  2. Jan 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    off topic, did it seem to have good power? haha
     
  3. Jan 4, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    no more than usual
     
  4. Jan 4, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Hunter500ky

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    should be fine, SHOULD being key.

    Was it raining, dusty, snowing?
     
  5. Jan 4, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    You should be okay if conditions were clear no dust or rain.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    no none of the above... just the usual winter sand on the road... not dusty though
     
  7. Jan 4, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    Did you have the secondary filter in there when you drove it, or was that removed too?
     
  8. Jan 4, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    xtirtzt

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    secondary filter is still in.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    your good to go
     
  10. Jan 4, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    Well I could be wrong, but I believe that should have protected you against anything major getting in the intake. Therefore you should be fine if it seems normal next time you drive it. (Just remember to install the air filter this time:p)
     
  11. Jan 4, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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    ha thanks 4 the input... i guess everyone has theyre moments hha
     
  12. Jan 4, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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    Yeah, it'll live. I wouldn't make a habit of it but it's not uncommon to take them off and run the engine for short periods to work on things.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Unless you drove through a dust storm, forget about it. Put it back in and try not to do something like this again. When I was young, I drove my Lotus Cortina around with out the air filters a bunch of the time, I thought it sounded cool. Crap two Weber side drafts sound better with the filters then without, but I was young. I put 200,00 miles on that engine, proly 75,000 with out the air filter and had no problems.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2011 at 8:07 PM
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    in 1998 this idiot kid i know got a brand new honda civic ex. he took the air filter out and cut the intake tube...and drove it that way for 15k until he crashed it.

    i took the engine from him, put pistons in it to make it 12.3:1, built the head, tuned it, and it ran at that compression on pump gas for 70k until i swapped it 4/07. it ran fine when i swapped it.

    totally unrelated to this thread other than the fact that the kid had the filter MIA for 15,000 miles, haha.

    OP, no worries - you are fine.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    You'll be fine ive driven a dodge caravan from la to denver without the filter both ways and nothing happen. :)
     
  16. Jan 4, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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    Damn! I had no idea an engine would even survive without an air filter, let alone be driven around for long periods of time. I sure as hell am not going to run anything without a filter!
     
  17. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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  18. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:17 AM
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    i know a guy that has a kia rio and has driven it no lie 2 years without an air filter and the motor is still kicking. i think you will be ok with 15 minutes
     
  19. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    your fine. My truck acted like it was bogging down really bad nad had shitty throttle response. once I got home i poped the hood and saw the reason, put the filter back on and everything was fine.
     
  20. Jan 5, 2011 at 7:35 AM
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    I once drove without my filter and it sucked up a bird. $6500 later, I am lying...
     
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