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Crack in airbox

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Tacofan89, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:46 AM
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    Sungod

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    You have done the deckplate mod without the deckplate. In previous generations there would be those that would swear you gained 2hp while creating an annoying hiss.

    The real question is how in the world did you manage to crack it?
     
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  2. Feb 12, 2024 at 6:21 AM
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    I bought the truck 3 months ago and didn’t notice it. My guess is a tech or prior owner trying to force it closed when it wasn’t set properly.
     
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  3. Feb 12, 2024 at 6:32 AM
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    It should be a lot quieter once you get the box sealed up.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2024 at 6:59 AM
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    This…

    Or find a take off from someone who installed an aftermarket intake. Check the BST threads
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2024 at 7:35 AM
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    Salvage yard here only pulls them as the complete box and they want $350.

    I think I will be epoxying it at that price. Especially since it wouldn’t hurt the engine if I just left it that way since the air is still going through the filter.
     
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  6. Feb 12, 2024 at 7:46 AM
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    He can't. Needs 50 posts to get into that section. :hattip:
    Op only has 41.;)
     
  7. Feb 12, 2024 at 10:15 AM
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    Thought that was only to sell? Or did they change it and hide the section to anyone under 50?
     
  8. Feb 12, 2024 at 10:22 AM
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    I'd just push it out from the inside so it's flush then use some silicone to seal it. Simple, inexpensive and not rocket surgery.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2024 at 10:47 AM
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    I've run across this quite a few times dealing with 3 rd gen 4Runners. Boxes are made of plastic. Some are old and brittle. It's very common for someone, not knowing any better, to lean on it to gain leverage for something else in the engine bay. Snap! It's far too easy to do and worse on older vehicles.
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2024 at 10:56 AM
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    If you chose to replace the air box, do it sooner than later. The bolts thread through the inner fender wheel well, so they're exposed to road grime and get rusty with time.
     
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  11. Feb 12, 2024 at 12:37 PM
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    ***unethical suggestion***
     
  12. Feb 12, 2024 at 3:04 PM
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    I’ve seen complete boxes on FleaBay for around 150

    **Just looked…..there are some for <$100
     
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    I always hate to see this suggested……..rather depressing.
     
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  14. Feb 12, 2024 at 3:39 PM
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    AFAIK, there are a few sections of the site that can not be accessed if you have less than 50 posts. Bst/ green room/ dumbgen and a few others that I can't name off the top of my head.
     
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    Just clean it an duct tape it
     
  16. Feb 12, 2024 at 4:03 PM
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    Seal it from the inside and you will probably never notice the crack at all. 10 dollar fix.
     
  18. Feb 12, 2024 at 9:49 PM
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    Thanks for all the responses.

    I went ahead and applied the JB weld epoxy tonight. If it bothers me later I will think about replacing the box, but even if I don’t get it sealed perfectly it is before the filter, so at least I know the air is still being filtered.


    That was the easier project. This spring I will be attempting to fix the timing cover seep with permatex.
     
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    You should be fine………
     
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