Back to front page

Go to yahoogroup 80SCOOL email group

Enter the 80SCOOL picture gallery

A wealth of technical information

You've got the car - Now learn how to use it

80SCOOL group stuff for sale

80SCOOL Trips

What's 80SCOOL all about?

Holes in Air Cleaner Housing

The air cleaner filter housing on the 3.0 L 1KZ-TE Turbo Diesel 120 Series Prado engine has three small holes on the bottom of the air cleaner housing. If entering deep water such as a river crossing, the two holes will allow water to enter the air filter element and potentially allow water to be drawn into the engine.

These holes are primarily used to drain water, however in the case where the water is deep, the opposite will happen.

It would be wise to familiarize yourselves with these holes and be prepared with rubber bungs to plug them should the need arise. In normal driving however, the holes should be open. They are there for a valid reason.

From inside the air box, the holes are at the lowest point of the air cleaner assembly.

For the sake of completeness, a view of the holes from underneath the air cleaner assembly.

Click Here to join the 120 Series Prado Technical email group