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DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 05Moose, May 1, 2010.

  1. Nov 10, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Wattapunk

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    Seems our '05's didn't come with the filter but can be added. I ordered a pack from logical-source like some other members and haven't had a chance to install it yet. : http://www.logical-source.com/2006-T...COMA-7586.html
     
  2. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    This may be a stupid question...but does the filter get clogged enough to block airflow into the cabin? The stealership called a few weeks ago and wanted 80 bucks to replace the filters in my truck (lol) but I didn't change it out because the whole idea seemed silly to me. I always thought that the filter was just to keep big stuff from coming inside.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Just wondering how good they can be for $3.62 each?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM
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    Don't forget, you still have to buy the tray that these clip into if you go the "stock filter" route.

    You'd be surprised! Here's a pick from back when I was creating them from the disposable home filters. Does it look like it needed replacing?:eek:
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    05moose, where did you buy the tray besides the stealership? Or is there a DIY mod?
     
  6. Nov 11, 2010 at 3:33 AM
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    Stock replacement. Just shows you the markup of the stealership.
     
  7. Nov 11, 2010 at 4:02 AM
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    So it is complete, nothing needed to add to it to use it?
     
  8. Nov 11, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    For your truck no but looks like for my '05, I need the tray according to 05Moose.
     
  9. Nov 11, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    I didn't. This thread is my mod. Our highlander had the tray with the toyota filter and I've never looked to see how much they were. But maybe I'm wrong on the tray? I assumed the Tacomas had a tray holding the filter like the Highlanders, but the filters do look thicker in the link above. We need someone with an '06 or later to tell us whether the stock filters sit in a tray or not. I'm not so sure now.

    I always went the cheapest route, and in the long run this mod is it. There are those that want a hepa filter or something finer, but I've used the washable filter for at least a decade in our homes and they last forever and work just fine (my wife even has severe asthma). Plus, I don't need anything finer because I usually have a window cracked for air or the windows down in the summer. None of the air coming in the windows while I'm driving is filtered at all.
     
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    Did your mod on my gfs 07 Corolla.

    Just a paper type filter like in the pic, no tray.
     
  11. Nov 11, 2010 at 1:10 PM
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    I did this just like the OP's pics on first post DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter Mod (Moose Filter Mod) 08 Taco Access Cab 2.7. Didn't notice any separate tray, just pull the old one out and push the new mod one in, done.
     
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    They were talking about earlier models.
     
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    Awesome write up!
     
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    omg I've had my truck for four years and never changed it lol
     
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    My only concern is that if the top part makes a seal when installed, then when you pull it out, any leaves or debris will not come out with it,will get scraped off and will then fall into the duct below. The factory ones allow for stuff to be trapped inside besides dirt or blackening from exhaust. I work at a dealer- just not Toyota.... I steal from people servicing another brand ;).... I know when I bought my used 06 Taco with 29k in July, the filter had never been done and was filled with leaves and pine needles. If your mod collects that stuff too, then great job!

    BTW, I've seen some GROSS filters!!!! Some people don't even know they're in there!!!
     
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    I just went out to the parking lot to take a peak at my filter its brown and covered in beach sand, leaves, and some feathers lol

    Where does it intake?
     
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    Well if They were talking about earlier models the post said later. " 06 or later to tell us whether the stock filters sit in a tray or not"
     
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    I think that the original guy had a 05, while it did have the compartment for the filter, there was never a filter installed from the factory on 05.
     
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    In theory, if you check it often, you won't have that buildup.
     
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    The other one two is there also is a pre filter MOD here . Just search for it. It goes on the outside under the hood to catch bigger material. The intake is under the plastic wiper trim. I finally found my piece of perforated stainless steel that I was planning on using for that mod if I could find the metal again. I found the piece of metal so I probably will do that mod too. It should stop all the big stuff. There is probably several ways of doing the pre filter mod to catch all the big stuff.

    Also the intake is actually on the drivers side plastic trim part. A modification there could stop most of the stuff getting under that plastic trim. I'm thinking a piece of 3M filter cloth or something. Make it so it can easily be removed like velcro or something. My project is going to have to wait till spring now. It's almost winter here now. Leaves are already fallen off. Don't have to worry about it this year now.
     
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