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remove K&N heat shield?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ilovemytaco, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    my intake has a light rattle sometimes so i was thinking of removing the heatshield to stop the rattle but i was wondering if thats bad? it might get more air but it would probably be hot..i dont know so im coming here for advice :)
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    i had the same problem, u just need to move the filter farther from the heat sheild towards the passenger side of the car... and make sure everything is nice and tight
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    hmmm i tried it and it works but then it comes back...what do u think will happen if i remove the shield?
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    Nothing. It'll just take in hotter air causing a slight (Maybe barely noticeable) Decrease in performance.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    my cousin had the same problem but he fixed it just moving it further away
     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:20 PM
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    If you remove the shield, what is your intake gonna sit on?
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    it doesnt sit on the heatshield
     
  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    Then what does the "L" bracket below the intake connect to?
     
  9. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    to the engine bay, the heat shield has a few spots where it connects to the engine bay and the filter floats through the hole in it... which is why most people get the rattle from it the plastic adapter on mine would bump against that L bracket but once i pulled it away it quit doing that for a while anyways
     
  10. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    I just installed mine two weeks ago. The heat shield bolts to the engine bay with two "L" brackets. Then the piping floats through the heat shield hole while being supported by the "L" bracket which is bolted to the heat shield.
     
  11. Jan 24, 2010 at 6:14 AM
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    what type of K&N do u have the black plastic or the metal one? b/c if it just rests on the L bracket then when your engine torques its gonna pull the filter away from the L bracket and then bring it back towards it causing a rattle.. im interested at this point, but when i first had the rattle i called K&N and they said pull the filter farther away from the engine
     
  12. Nov 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    Hey if you or anyone else would like to sell you heat shield please let me know I'd be all over it
     
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