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Stock Intake Air Filter?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by pinktaco808, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. pinktaco808

    pinktaco808 [OP] Hot Steppa

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    How often do you guy change it on your 4 cylinder trucks?
    What other maintenance you guys suggest I do? I have about 60k and only have done the oil changes every 4500. I know I gotta flush and replace the tranny fluid soon.
     
  2. pinktaco808

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    nobody?
     
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    I clean my K&N filter every 5k miles (every oil change)
     
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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    I check my OEM filter every oil change, and replace when needed.
     
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    I used to change air filter every oil change, now I have K&N.
     
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Sorry to hear....
     
  8. pinktaco808

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    so change every oil change?
     
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    I clean out my AFE filter every 15,000 or so.

    With the stock filter, I'd just change it when I could see it was starting to get dirty? Seems like once or twice a year was more than enough.
     
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    That much? Does it make that much of a difference?
     
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    Went from 17 mpg to 22 mpg and I have a noticable hp gain.
    You would be fine if you put the right amount of oil on the filter instead of dipping it in a 5 gallon bucket of oil.
     
  12. chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    An Air filter isnt going to give a significant gain in HP. The difference between an OEM filter, and NO filter in the air box is about 2 hp.
     
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    Enough of a difference to not have to shift on hills. No lugging on hills in 5th where I used to have to shift to 4th. I know 5th is just overdrive but it works without problems up long hills. I also did the deck plate mod a while ago and just recently switched from stock filter to k&n but there was still a noticable difference in mpg and hp since the switch.
     
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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    The gain was from the deck plate mod.
     
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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    Yep....a 30% gain from an air filter.......DONT think so.
     
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