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#18 of 29 Re: 1997 Toyota Tacoma performance tips [lopezbrass]
Apr 07, 2008 (7:17 am)
i own a 99' tacoma 2.7L and i change the oil and everything regularly but i have 31 inch tires on it all around and am getting about 12 mpg. i have a K&N filter for mods but nothing really exciting. i wanted a louder exhaust so i cut the old rusted exhaust and welded up a 2 inch straight pipe and used the existing tail pipe. its alot louder but i noticed i got around 22 around town with it and it even help my milage more that i drove 55 all around anyways all the time. idk if the whole exhaust thing is for you guys but it made a huge difference in high end power for my truck and better fuel economy.
#19 of 29 Re: 1997 Toyota Tacoma performance tips [gvcenter54]
Apr 08, 2008 (8:16 am)
Hi..thanks for the info. What name muffler system did you use or is it just the stock one? Not sure I understand, novice..sorry. I am thinking you cut the muffler out of the system, but I could be wrong. I too have 31" tires and for a 4 cyc you think I would get better gas mileage than about 15 mpg...ish. Thanks.
#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