TERRAIN TAMER FILTER INSERTS
A quick, simple and whole solution for workshops
If dust happens to enter a vehicle’s air filter, the particles are bound to eventually get into the motor.
This causes potentially dangerous and expensive wear to the internal components very quickly, in a way that is akin to rubbing sand paper up and down the inside of the engine.
Of course, it is good practice to remove the air filter on a regular basis, and clean it or replace it if required.
However, for vehicles doing a lot of work off the bitumen, the air filter will not last the service interval given by the manufacturer.
Unfortunately, the original design of the airbox on several Toyota Landcruiser and Hilux models only compounds this.
The upper filter housing of the V8 LandCruiser VDJ76/78/79, VDJ200 and Prado 120/150 series, as well as some Hilux KUN/GUN/TGN models, features a seal surface which is too narrow to match the seal of the filter itself.
As a result, the filter doesn’t seal properly and is not able to be fully effective, allowing dust to pass through the airbox and enter the engine intake, causing havoc with engine components.
After sitting down with Original Equipment filter manufacturers, Terrain Tamer says it became clear that they were oblivious to the problem.
Despite there being a lot of talk about the issue in forums and Facebook groups and among mechanics, it was a problem that seemed to become most apparent after the new car warranty was rescinded.
One Facebook group dedicated entirely to “Toyota 76/78/79/200 1VD Dusted Engines” for example, boasted over 7,300 members, with some reporting over $30,000 worth of damage as a result of the issue.
Terrain Tamer began to research and design a range of vehicle specific, stainless-steel filter inserts for the most problematic vehicle models.
The inserts, when fitted, create a surface area that perfectly matches the filter, aligning in the correct position to properly seal, and effectively working to reduce the issue of dusting.
A simple and affordable innovation, the insert holds the airbox structure, which of course means that the risk of engine damage from dust particles is greatly reduced.
The Air Filter Inserts are sold in kits, which also include the corresponding Terrain Tamer Air Filter, as well as the sealant required.
This makes it a quick, simple and whole solution for workshops or home mechanics to fit without needing to source anything extra.
For more information, visit www.terraintamer.com