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Intake screen

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by esse10, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:09 AM
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    esse10

    esse10 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey fellor's, What's the metal screen mounted after the paper intake filter and before the throttle body? and what do you clean it with?

    any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 15, 2011 at 5:16 AM
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    parrishr13

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  3. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Are you talking about the charcoal filter that is right behind the air filter? If so, you don't clean it with anything, it's purpose is to catch fuel fumes (emissions sh-tuff). Some have removed it, but on the v6 whether it's in or out doesn't seem to matter much. A bit of searching will get you more info.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    RainDodger

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    It's for keeping animals and small children from being sucked into the intake of your powerful, dangerous Toyota engine, when you blip the throttle.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    buddywh1

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    That thing has a charcoal layer? I never realized it...

    It can't possibly hold much fuel vapor, but then I guess they're chasing tinier and tinier improvements now to get EPA approvals. And we pay through the nose for it.

    Yeah, I wouldn't spray it with MAF cleaner if that's the case..
     
  6. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    thanks guys......
     
  7. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    Lurkin

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    MY understanding is that it's just there to catch any fumes that come back up after the engine is shut down, so yeah, not much use it seems. Normally I'd let a thread like this follow it's course but the "spray it with MAF cleaner" thing kinda got my attention :D
     
  8. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    does the charcoal filter provide any sort of additional protection from dust/small particles getting past the air filter itself? I have an AFE Pro Dry filter in my tacoma. If it doesn't cause any harm I'd like to take the dang thing out...
     
  9. Sep 17, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    Here is the picture guys. filter.jpg
     
  10. Sep 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    bigmanr6

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    I took mine out on my 06 and when its cold outside like 50 and below it makes this growling sound its like air turbulance in the intake tube, dont remove the filter!!
     
  11. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    Lurkin

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    That's the charcoal filter alright.
     
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