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DIY - 2.4L / 2.7L fuel filter relocation mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by keakar, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. Aug 11, 2018 at 6:43 PM
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    Yeah, I know. I waited like a month after reading the DYI thread before I posted because I knew my opinion would not be very popular. Finally, my conscience won out.

    But that location was chosen for the same reason almost all fuel lines/filters and brake lines run along the inside of the frame, even though it causes them to rust: maximum protection. It is also part of the reasoning behind moving the pump to the tank and adding impact activated shutoffs to the "newer" (compared to our first gens) designs. Of course, electrical vs mechanical also provided efficiency improvements, but it also moved them to a safer location.
     
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  2. Nov 19, 2018 at 3:13 PM
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    I posted this in early Aug. I recently bought a 95 from a local salvage yard. Coincidentally, it had the condition I was describing. It had a left front hit which pushed the rad support, battery, and relay box rearward by 10-12 inches. There were four wires cut inside what was left of the relay box. The fuel line was kinked, but did not rupture.

    I now feel pretty good about saying, don't relocate your fuel filter to the left side fender apron.

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    I had fun doing this. I don't look at it as a headache, I look at it as a challenge.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    Nice mod. Ill be doing this next time i swap my fuel filter
     
  5. Apr 17, 2021 at 2:20 PM
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    Thanks keakar for the inspiration!

    I think my 1998 SR5 5SPD RWD 2.4L Tacoma had the original filter @208K.

    I relocated the fuel filter next to the brake booster, without having to extend the fuel line.

    Next, I'm going to bend the steel fuel-line, which will place the fuel filter closer to the firewall, and mounted to the firewall, or the back of the intake manifold.

    I dumped the contents of the old fuel filter into a stainless bowl, and it was a rusty mess, and the tank has to be dropped.

    I decided not to bother trying to clean this tank, once I found out, that Dorman makes a galvanized fuel tank, that's also powdercoated, with a lifetime warranty.

    What's a good fuel pump, I'm deciding between Bosch and Airtex.

    What PSI does the Tacoma need?
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2021 at 2:27 PM
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    Why not the Denso?
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:31 PM
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    I guess Denso would be ok...

    The one Bosch pump had a lifetime warranty, and came with a new harness.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2021 at 4:25 AM
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    It is just that your OEM pump has lasted a really long time...I would be tempted to run with another one of those. Unless the price was way different.

    Toyota OEM parts are crazy variable in price. Sometimes the OEM is cheaper, or the same, as AM. Other times...well, we all know about some of the super-expensive OEM parts.

    $30 OEM shock absorber.
    $250 OEM exhaust down pipe.

    Geeze.
     
  9. May 2, 2021 at 6:59 PM
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    The places I checked, that were reasonably priced @ $80 were backordered.

    In hindsight, I should've hunted one down, or gone with the Bosch pump.
    I bought a Kemso 340LPH liters per hour performance pump, and the pump was slightly longer, and I had to cut 10mm of the steel tube, that's connected via the 1/4" hose to the pump. Made in Japan and it has a lifetime warranty.

    The pressure hose broke loose, and started turning like normal, but then got really tight, so I had to do all the work with the pump assembly connected to the pressure hose and steel pipe.

    Its a really nice gas tank setup and it's really easy if you drain the tank first, which I didn't do. :)

    It took me a while, but I re-relocated the fuel filter. Its now secured to the back of the intake.
    All the 1/4" fuel lines without pressure fittings were replaced, both by the tank, and in the engine compartment.
    The new tank wasn't totally needed, there was a fine layer of rust dust on the inside of the tank, which easily wiped clean.
    I still have not found a source for the rust seen in the fuel filter, and in the tank.
    The only place I can think of, is inside the steel lines, or in the Denso fuel pump.

    I had a VDO pump go bad on my 16V Scirocco, and the gas in the fuel filter was gray, from machining itself apart.

    I'm going to open up the old fuel pump, and see if there's anything rusted.

    If the filter shows any rust again, I'll just run new steel lines...
     
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