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Cleaning TRD CAI with K&n stuff.

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

  1. Jan 4, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Cryer

    Cryer [OP] O shizzle!

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    I looked around on a few different sites, and i dont know wich is right...
    But my cai is pretty much caked with sand and dirt... i shook some off but am i able to clean it just like a k&n? hose off real good and slightly oil.
    From what i understand the TRD CAI is just like a k&n and you can even buy the trd filter rechardge kit from toyota.
    But i have a k&n recharge kit and need to know if it will work.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    rossk35

    rossk35 Do Work Son!

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    you can use it.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    that is all i clean mine with
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    So after cleaning, what's the deal on drying? Mine is outside catching a slight breeze and a few rays from the setting sun.

    I'm sure it's probably still damp, but I want to pop it in and move my truck. I'm trying to decide which is the lesser of the two evils, leaving it out and risking grit and sand in the intake tube to enter the intake or putting it in damp. I would oil it after it is completely dry. What do you think?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Technically you shouldnt be using the K&N cleaning kit due to the fact that the genuine Toyota cleaning kit uses a different type of oil which wont destroy your MAF if they come in contact. However, everyone [including me] seems to use the K&N kit just fine and I think the key is making sure you dont over oil the filter.
     
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