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K&N mpg impact?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by beachtacomaFL, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. Jul 19, 2008 at 2:47 PM
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    beachtacomaFL

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    I have the I4 engine in my truck. Has anyone out there installed a K&N intake on this engine, and if so, did it hurt the mpg?

    Thanks, oh, and Tacomas are SO much better than Dodges its unreal.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    actually, people are having alot better luck with removing the secondary air filter and instalkling an afe pro dry s filter.................this is a filter you clean, but its good because its non oiled. plus, it catches more dirt/debris than a k&n.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    thanks, I appreciate the help
     
  4. Jul 19, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    no problem man!:)
     
  5. Jul 19, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    I personally would (and did) stay away from oiled filters. IMO, it's old technology and there are better filters out there.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2008 at 8:06 PM
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    So..could you tell me more about this filter??? is it a system? or just a filter? and ?? $$$ and where'd you get it? paaaleeezeee??:D:D;)

    Dave
     
  7. Jul 19, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    OK, I've got a real stupid question. I bought my Tacoma with the Borla exhaust. With the exhaust came a 100,000 miles before replacement filter. It didn't come with instructions and I'm all about following the instructions!!! How do you clean the filter? It is a dry filter, if that matters. Thanks....
     
  9. Jul 19, 2008 at 8:54 PM
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    ^Depends on the brand. With the AFE, you can tap it, vacuum it, or wash it. Each method gets it progressively cleaner, obviously. I know with the AEM Dryflow (had one on my Altima), you use a cleaning kit.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2008 at 9:11 PM
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    So I could take it to work and use compressed air to get it clean?
     
  11. Jul 19, 2008 at 9:13 PM
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    I would never use compressed air on a filter.
     
  12. Jul 19, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    Oh shit! I was about to do that Friday night.
    Do you think about 90 psi would mess it up?
     
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    if its a paper type filter.....you can use compressed air on it, just dont keep a steady stream of air in one spot, or it could tear up the filter.
     
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    Thanks, I'll take care of it Monday at work. I've noticed a drop in MPG and I figured it's got to be the filter.
     
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    hey mm, is yours an actual paper filter,or is it one of those cotton gauze type filters??
     
  16. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:09 PM
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    Ya know, I've only looked at it once. And I couldn't tell you. How do you know the difference?
     
  17. Jul 19, 2008 at 10:13 PM
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    one thing you can do is drop a bit of water on the filter and see how it reacts to the filter. if its the paper type, it'll soak in more than likely, but if its the cotton gauze type, the water should sit on top and not soak in right away. at least thats the way i'd try it. or another way.............does the filter have a mesh type screen all over the entire filter??

    eithewr way though........you can used some compressed air(blow out the side the air comes in), just dont put alot of pressure on it.
     
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    Sounds like a wiener to me! Thanks, oh and go check out the MM thread. I posted a goodie!
     
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    Dry filters can be cleaned with comprssed air, just spray it from the inside, out. I have cleaned about a million filters this way. :)
     
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