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HELP!!! I need to know what to do for the sec air filter...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lentsnh, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Jan 23, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Right as we speak i am taki9ng out he secondary air filter. and i need help on how far to drill and NOT screw up my airbox.


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  2. Jan 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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  3. Jan 23, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    bump for someone that knows, and did what I say to do work?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Snyperx

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    I basically just drilled out the plastic rivets. Don't press down hard and you won't put the drill bit through the air box side wall.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    Just let it drill it self? like very little pressure? and do i go in until the drill falls out of the hole
     
  6. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    I just kind would put light pressure on the drill, drill a bit, then check where I am at. I know I started with a small drill bit to get a pilot hole going, then used bigger bits until it was the size of a rivet hole. I did the pilot hole so the drill wouldn't start wandering around. I think the largest bit used was 1/8? Can't remember 100%.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    i was using the 9/64 until my dad saw what i was doing..
     
  8. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    Keep it in.
     
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  10. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:43 PM
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    will it be bad if i already drilled out two rivets??
     
  11. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    is that my question?
     
  12. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    can you explain why to keep it in cause looks like to me that the main filter would catch 99% of the dirt that comes in. mine is gone but thats because i got a cold air intake
     
  13. Jan 23, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    Yes, the Air filter is going to catch everything, but being as there is no gain to removeing the charcaol filter, Why remove it? Haveing a second filter that has no affect on performance just seems like an added benafit.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    gotcha i was just curious
     
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    pull. It wont screw it up. I just pulled like mad and it worked just fine! Good luck!
     
  16. Jan 23, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    is it ok if i already drilled two rivets out?
     
  17. Jan 23, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    I dont see what it would hurt. As long as there are no peices of plastic in there air stream.
     
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    Just drill about a half inch in. It should pull right out.

    Personally, I still believe that the secondary filter restricts airflow. Blowing 90 psi through it and barely feeling any air on the other side pretty tells me all I need to know.
     
  19. Jan 23, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    well some shavings could have escaped when i was bringing it out.
     
  20. Jan 23, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    But, Chris 4x4 may be right. But the way I look at it, most of the aftermarket set up's like TRD, K&N, URD, Volant and others, replace the whole stock setup all together. So if there was real harm to your vehicle from this Mod, why does Toyota willingly install the TRD intake under warranty. Im sure they know that it's rated as a non Carb approved product. Not too many of us buy these new trucks to go race the BAHA...

    Take it out, leave it in, oh well. Good aftermarket drop in dry filter, no sec filter, should improve your throttle response a bit...
     
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