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K&N Air Filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma! Yea!, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Apr 30, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    Tacoma! Yea!

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    Hey Everyone! I installed K&N Air filter on my truck yesterday! I heard that some people don't recommend that b/c sensors could go off. Has anyone here installed this and had their sensors go off? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Apr 30, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    The major issue from K&N filters comes from issues with over oiling. When you pulled the filter and clean it, you have to recoat it with oil. If you put too much, it can make a mess of the MAF filter.

    There are also some sites around that have compared filters and found K&N wanting if I remember...Not sure where the links are...but they are around.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    I have one, it was oiled to hell when I installed it... (didn't know much about the sensors till later down the road) however I've had no issues.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    I've had K&N's for years.... on various vehicles.

    Make sure the filter is seated properly in your airbox.
    Check it regulary.... I used to clean mine every 6 months. If it gets too dirty, it won't filter properly.

    Buy the K&N cleaning kit and follow the instructions. When you remove the K&N to clean it.....install a spare paper filter in the truck until you're done cleaning the K&N. Let the K&N fully dry overnight before you apply the oil and reinstall in the truck.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Never had a problem with teh K&N on my S10 and havent had one yet with the taco
     
  6. Apr 30, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I ran one for a while years ago, until I took my intake off and saw all the dirt getting by it.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    I decided to take mine off and put back the OEM air filter back. On my last car, I had problems with check engine light always coming on and that's the last thing that I want! Chris4x4, what air filter do you run your truck?
     
  8. Apr 30, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    I run the OEM Toyota filter. I havent found a filter that filters as well, and flows good.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I run them. Never had an issue after 26K miles.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    My whole family runs them, never had a problem, no CEL just follow the instructions and they do take a long time to dry
     
  11. Apr 30, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    I agree with Chris, stock is a better filter although K&N flows better.
     
  12. May 1, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    Where's the best place to buy Toyota OEM air filter besides the dealer? thanks all for answering my rook questions!!!!
     
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