Replacing Engine Air Filter - Tips, Videos ?

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  1. ROCKFOX

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    Hey everyone,
    I had Toyota Atlanta order an OEM Engine Air Filter as Lexus of Atlanta said it was extremely dirty. I see that it's the circular kind etc. and note clamps on it etc. Is it hard to replace as a DIY ?

    Any advice or pictures or previous threads please? Will get the part in on Thursday. Currently have a new leather Parking Brake boot cover that I need to install, shouldn't be hard.... and a much harder A/T Shift Knob as the OD button looks tricky. I read on a DIY here on the forum, but figured that was beyond me, so will have my Japanese tech do it for me. But if I can learn how to change my Engine Air filter, that would be cool :).

    All help and advice so humbly appreciated!
     
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    Very difficult. A job better left to a professional IMO.
     
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    OEM Filters are "washable"
     
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    Definitely an ASE certified mechanic job. Leave that "under the hood stuff" to the pros.
     
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    I found it wasn't too bad.....once I figured out how to open the hood.:)
     
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    These guys are giving you $hit because it may be the easiest thing to do on the whole truck. That is, if you can get the hood open.
     
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    The hood opens?? What kind of crap is that? I thought this was a mighty Land Cruiser, I was told you don't have to do any maintenance.
     
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    We noticed. :rofl:
     
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    The only tip I can offer is to avoid flexing your intake hose too much if its old. Other than that unclip the tabs around the housing and unthread the wing nut and you are good to go.

    If its an OEM filter you can clean it out with compressed air once in a while.
     
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    Clean out your 'tuna can' while you are at it. Easy to overlook.

    Photo credit (TreerootCO):

    Tuna Can.jpg
     
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    See? Here we go with the pro tech tips...
     
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    these things have an engine?
    who knew?
     
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    Like Flintknapper said ...... DONT FORGET TO DUMP THE TUNA CAN!!!
     
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    SOME Toyota air filters are washable. It will say so on the end of the filter if it is.
     
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    Luckily, the washable ones have instructions WITH pictures right on them!
    Very informative stuff...if you can open the hood that is
     
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    Is Changing Your air filter outlined in your factory Owners Manual in the glove box ?
     
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    reading a book? please nobody reads s*** anymore.
     
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    OP: The Tube of Yous is your friend: And I'll bet a cold beer that your owners manual has this procedure...Haynes manuals also cheap and readily available. first vid is 70 series but gives you the idea.



    I think K&Ns are bogus, but this shows where it is, enjoy the soundtrack:
     
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    Who says ?

    Just came in the " Priority Mail " Today ;)

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    Haha - just asking :). I know stupid question. My other two cars are under warranty, this was my first foray in getting my hands dirty. Forgive my ignorance :)
     
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