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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by James Co., Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:02 PM
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    James Co.

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    Hello, I'm new to this forum and I would like to start by asking what is this? I recently bought a 2008 Toyota Tacoma and I looked under the hood and got confused. So what is this?

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  2. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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    httuner

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    Secondary air pump; for emission reasons. The most expensive worthless repair you will do when it fails lol. <--- that's what it is because when it fails your ECU goes into LIMP mode and you can't go above around 40mph, so its a must have, must repair item if it should ever fail.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    ShamwowTaco

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  4. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I thought only 12+ had those?
     
  5. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:06 PM
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    Thanks a lot. Truck has 156k miles.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:09 PM
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  7. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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    Should I install that filter?
     
  8. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:11 PM
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    Welcome to TacomaWorld...

    Congratulations on the new to you truck!
     
  9. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:17 PM
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    Thanks, and is that filter a good idea to install on the secondary air filter?
     
  10. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    ShamwowTaco

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    Seems like a good fix for something that could be an expensive problem. There is lots of chatter about it on this site, read up about it and decide for yourself. If I had one on mine I would do it.
     
  11. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:26 PM
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    Ok I'll read about it.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:30 PM
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    Yeah those started on the 2012 model year, shouldn't be on a 2008 unless someone changed the engine/ecu out.
     
  13. Apr 16, 2017 at 1:56 PM
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    Unless it's a 4cyl. All the 4cyl. 2nd gen.'s had them
     
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  14. Apr 16, 2017 at 6:10 PM
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    Install the uni filter, but remove the little foam factory filter which reportedly breaks apart and damages the pump.
     
  15. Apr 16, 2017 at 7:39 PM
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    That also threw me off too
     

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