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DIY: Fix for whistle after adding high flow air filter

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by TruckyTruck, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Jan 7, 2014 at 3:58 PM
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    TruckyTruck

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    This is to get rid of the whistle you hear very badly if you have a drop in air filter to the stock air box.

    *Intake gasket w/o screen
    pt# 22271-50050, behind throttle body.
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    Replacement procedure:
    Remove engine cover.

    Loosen the 2 hose clamps on the connecting tube between the air box and manifold and pull the tube up and out of the way.

    Remove the 4 10mm bolts from the manifold and pull throttle body up out of the way.

    Pull old gasket with screen out, install new gasket.

    Reinstall throttle body, connecting tube and engine cover.
     
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  2. Sep 16, 2015 at 8:41 AM
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    An alternative to purchasing a new part is to cut the screen out of the stock gasket for a little price savings.

    Found some pictures online of the procedure to get to the gasket.

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  3. Apr 6, 2017 at 4:35 AM
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    Buy the tundra 4.6 throttle body gasket, in 1st picture with 5.7 screened gasket. I tried to saw the screen out of the 5.7 gasket and i promise you it's worth the >10 price tag to just get the 4.6 one. Same diameter amd everything, just no screen.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2017 at 5:22 AM
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    I just pulled it out, used tin snips to cut out the screen and put it back in. Ten minutes max, no more annoying whistle.
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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    I wonder what's the purpose of the screen though? Why did Toyota engineers have a screen there in the first place?

    It doesn't look like it does much in terms of filtration, is it really just there just to make a whistle?

    I would really like to know it's original purpose.
     
  6. Apr 6, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    I believe it's there if the mass air flow sensor breaks off. Not 100% though. Weird that here are some models with same engine that don't come with one.
     
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  7. Apr 6, 2017 at 11:40 AM
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    Hmm I can see how that would be a purpose for it. I haven't checked if mine has one but I'm pretty sure it does, after installing a trd intake the whistle because really pronounced.

    But honestly I don't mind it at all, I can't really hear it over the radio anyways.

    I wonder if people would complain if that whistle/whine came from a supercharger instead lol :)
     
  8. Apr 6, 2017 at 11:45 AM
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    I know I wouldn't!
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2017 at 12:04 PM
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    I couldn't stand that whistle in my truck before I got rid of the screen, but I am very sensitive to high pitch sounds.
     
  10. Jan 30, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    I had a whistle on my 05 after installing a Volant CAI. It only whistled when I was really on it so it wasn't annoying. In fact, I really enjoyed it while accelerating!
    I wonder if my new tundra will do that also when I install a CAI in this one....
     
  11. Jun 18, 2018 at 10:47 PM
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    Truck came with an aftermarket AirRaid intake and throttle body spacer. The whistle was crazy-annoying! Yanked out the TBS hoping it was the culprit...nope.

    Replaced the screen gasket with the plain gasket. Whistle no more, yeah buddy!!!

    Super easy fix. Glad to have found this post.

    Now, just waiting to find a factory air box and get the screen back in there for what ever it protects, hopefully without the whistle.
     

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