Your oil will stay cleaner if you use the Toyota factory air filter because the air is its cleanest). I can't say that a non toyota filter (but same type) won't clean as well, but the Toyota one works better than say a K&N alternative. Won't let as much air in, but the air that comes in will be cleaner.
The cleaner you keep the air, the cleaner your oil will stay. Personally, I run only (*only*) Toyota's air filter. I also only run Nissan's filters in their vehicles.
i've got the TRD drop-in. haven't noticed any difference at all. the main reason why i got it was just the convenience of not having to replace it as often as the OE filter.
for more info on what would be best for your ride please consider becoming a club member. this will give you access to detailed info on an air filter test that our very own nhparrot conducted on his tundra w/ different filters.
I'm trying to program a new key fob I got off Amazon for my 02 sr5, and for some reason, even though I do it in complete sync with the videos on YouTube, I cannot get the car to automatically lock and unlock after doing the steps. Anyone have insight on this?
I recently replaced the (severely blown) rear shocks. Looking around back there, it's clear all four lower control arms and the lateral rod are factory original from 2004 and 261k miles ago. Has anyone ever replaced all of those bushings? By my count there would be...10 total? Does anyone even...
When the vehicle sits for a day or two and you turn the key to start, the engine just cranks and cranks. Turn the key off and try to start it again...not a problem and it starts right up. Any time during the day or sometimes even the next day it also starts right away.
2004 Sequoia. In the middle of a timing belt, so far pretty easy. But.... I'm getting conflicting info on reinstalling the belt.
- Should the crank be set to TDC, or 50°ATDC upon reinstall?
Going to grab some coolant and hoping for an answer by my return!! 😁