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TRD cold air intake question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Wood, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Jul 23, 2008 at 8:15 PM
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    Wood

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    Recently purchased an '06 DC SR5 and came complete with a TRD intake and TRD cat back exhaust. My question is do I need to oil the filter for the intake? I do a fair bit of driving on dirty/dusty roads. Have also heard of guys having issues with MAF sensors using oiled filters like K&N and just wondering if this is a concern with the TRD. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Personally, since you bought the truck with the existing CAI, I'd get an AEM Dryflow or AFE ProDry S cone filter and replace the TRD one (Yes, the TRD is oiled).
     
  3. Jul 23, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    yeah....those need to be cleaned/reoiled periodically. you can probably buy an afe pro dry s filter to fit onto the trd intake though.......better flow than an oiled filter, all you do is clean and dry it, no oiling required. then, you'll have no worries about fouling out the maf sensor.:)
     
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    yeah, i know......we must have been typing at the same time:)!
     
  6. Jul 23, 2008 at 8:23 PM
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    4x4x4trd

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    From what I've read the TRD is an oiled filter manufatured by AFE for Toyota. You might check their web sight if your instructions didn't get passed down.
    I'm sure it would be similar to any oiled filter using a recharge kit to clean.
    Spray on the cleaner allow to set 10 min., rinse with tap water from clean to dirty side out, allow to dry completely naturally, and re-oil where the pleats are covered but on overly coated. This is how K&N recommends cleaning theirs.
    As above replacing with a dry type would ease all of your worries.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2008 at 8:30 PM
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    ^Yeah, you SHOULDN'T have a problem with an oiled filter if you do it properly but when it comes to air filters, I'm anti-oil. IMO, it's old technology and new vehicles have too many sensors and other electronics that you can mess up so I just feel like, why take the chance? I also believe a K&N destroyed my MAF sensor in my '05 Altima 3.5SE, btw. No proof and I did never even oiled it myself but I feel that it did.
     
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