Last post on Dec 04, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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#20 of 29 Re: exhaust [luvuvride]
Apr 11, 2008 (2:42 pm)
I have always wondered about this but no one could really explain to me why an engine needs backpressure. I found this article "Destroying a myth" (http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/html_product/sue462/backpressuretorquemyth.htm) that states a lack of backpressure is not the cause of burnt valves. Rather, it was a problem with the carburetors which produced too lean of a mixture. Today, with our computerized engines which can modify the air/fuel mixture on the fly, this is no longer a problem.
#22 of 29 Cold Air Intake - Cons?
Nov 10, 2008 (10:13 pm)
Hi, I am very interested in getting a cold air intake. Most likely looking at getting the K&N Cold Air Intake - Generation II for my
2002 dbl cab v6 3.4 prerunner.
My main concern is problems while offroading. I heard that there is a possiblity that the air intake will not be able to filter some of the fine sand and dust as well as the factory air box.
Also if anyone has had problems with there intakes please post your issues.
Any insight is awsome! thanks!
Nov 11, 2008 (5:51 pm)
I am looking at doing the same thing, only with a 2.4 4-banger. Obviously, no concerns with me off roading. I've heard people being worried about the filter being exposed, but I personally don't have those worries. I would maybe be concerned with the long intake tube snapping while doing serious offroading, but that's about it
#24 of 29 Air bag sensor
Dec 03, 2008 (7:28 pm)
I have a 2005 tacoma sport double cab. My airbag light recently came on and when I brought it to the dealership I was told that the left front sensor had corroded along with the wire harness. I was then told that this was a repair upwards of $3000!! Does anyone know if this is a recall, I can't see how this can be considered normal wear and tear on a 3 year old truck.
#25 of 29 Re: bearing noise [auchris]
Jan 08, 2009 (6:39 pm)
I also have a 2002 2-door extended cab Pre-runner with the 2.7 liter 4 cylinder engine and have a noise when its cold. The noise in my truck sounds more like a sticking valve lifter in an old American V8 and only occurs right after start up if the outside temperture is 55 degrees or lower and the noise only lasts approximately 30 seconds or less. I'm going to be discussing this with a mechanic soon and if I find out anything that may help I'll let you know.
#26 of 29 Re: Cold Air Intake - Cons? [drummerboy69]
Jan 11, 2009 (11:07 am)
Just get a filter cone cover for the Kn filter cone. Aliken it to a pillow case for your pillow. That should filter out the sand and dust that would normally past through. Get a plastic composit tube, not a metal one, so that the engine heat won't super heat the metal tube causing decrease in performance.
#27 of 29 Re: Air bag sensor [jaybird12]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:57 am)
hey man i have an 07 tacoma trd sport and had the same problem after 1 year and they replaced it so if your waranty is up i would call toyota head quarters and complain because thats just crazy for that to go bad after 3 years
#28 of 29 Re: bearing noise [tbonbrake]
Apr 20, 2011 (11:45 pm)
i have a 2008 tacoma 4cyl with 50k and had the same problem.
mine was due to bad cadylic converter. dealer changed it under warranty.
i saw the invoice they charged the warranty and it was upward 1500. get it done while you can. gas mileage and pedal is more responsive.
also swap out the stock 215/70/15 out to goodyear wrangers 235/75/15.
best tire for the money and offset of mph by 3.0 in your favor.
stock tires are -2.5 thus expiring your warranty sooner. if you want on the dot speedo go with 225/75/15.
#29 of 29 Re: magnaflow [marcusx]
Dec 04, 2011 (7:37 am)
I recently had magnaflow ran on my 07 trd. Dual in dual out and there was a big difference in the power and performance..cost around 400.00.