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Charcoal filter removed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jedrovsky, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    i have a 07 prerunner db and was wondering if its a great idea to remove the secondary air filter (charcoal filter) for the v6.... saw a couple of threads and the most noticeable change was the better throttle response and some mpg gain (and the sound?)..would it damage the engine in the long run? sorry for repeating the same thread and thanks
     
  2. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Most of that was on the 4 cylinder ones. The v6 posts I read were pretty much no difference. Even on the 4 it might be more placebo than anything else. I'm probably hopin it helped more than it actually did on my 4 cyl.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    Pretty much everything I've read says what T@co said. V6 - Charcoal Filter = SWF.
     
  4. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    I did it on my 4 banger and might be getting 1/2mpg better and a slight more throttle response. Like you said though it might just be placebo. I haven't seen anyone use legitimate dyno'ed results to back up their claims of HP and MPG gains yet so its all opinion at the moment.

    From what I've heard, the v6 'gains' are even less noticeable.

    As far as damage to the engine, there isn't any. The charcoal filter is 100% useless and protects nothing.
     
  5. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    i did it on my 2.7 and i noticed it ran a bit better like it got air alot easier
     
  6. Jun 22, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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  7. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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    It removes smells from outside. It's not useless. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    They say that it also captures gas fumes coming out of the engine..is this correct? and also do I need to replace the main filter if ever I remove the charcoal filter?
     
  9. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    I'd just check the main filter every so often and replace as needed.

    If you're really careful, you can wash and resuse them. I did.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    Wouldn't see enough of a difference to give a damn so I left mine alone...all the threads that I've read that have to do with the V6 said it was pointless. I just bought a AFE Pro Dry S Air Filter and called it a day :)
     
  11. Jun 23, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    what does the charcoal filter look like?..i just want to make sure that I take the right one off
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    They're never gonna get me alive!!..bwahahaha
     
  14. Jun 23, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    just took the charcoal filter off...havent really driven it yet cuz im really lazy but is there an oem replacement that i can get online or do i have to scour the junkyard for one?
     
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