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Cold Air Intake Question - New User

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Nor7, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. Dec 19, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    Nor7

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    Just bought this truck and it has the TRD CAI, I tried to go on the TRD USA page and find some user manuals but no luck.

    Is the filter re-usable or do I need a new one when it goes bad?

    There looks to be a little gauge that tells me when the filter is bad, do I check it with the engine idling i assume?
     
  2. Dec 19, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    Forgot pic.

    IMG_1640.jpg
     
  3. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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    filter is re-usable. good for a lot of miles before clean up...10,000 at least I think. Also depends if you drive in dusty environment.

    ETA: where is your engine cover ? just making sure the truck was sold with it ;)
     
  4. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    It wasn't on there when I bought it. I'm not sure it will fit with the bigger air intake tube.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:03 PM
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    quick search on ebay, you can find a used engine cover for 125 shipped. @Nor7
     
  7. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    Thanks.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:09 PM
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    How do you inspect it? I assume you just take a look at the float when the engine is idling?
     
  9. Dec 19, 2016 at 11:19 PM
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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2016
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  10. Dec 20, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    the little gauge stays at its position. So no need to check when running. If it starts to go down, it will stay down at its lowest level
     
  11. Dec 20, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    Congrats Nor, I assuming this means you made the trade!
     

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