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Fuel Filter Pricing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 186000mps, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    186000mps

    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    I went to Toyota today to buy a fuel filter for my '01 V6 4x4 Taco, they had to order one, not a big deal. But the price was $35. I'm thinking this is a bit steep.
    At RockAuto:
    * Motorcraft FG1099 is $4.58
    * Pronto PF4790 is $4.60
    * Mahle KL924 is $6.29
    * Mann MF1016 is $9.14
    * Wix 33917 (W/ Bracket) is $14.72
    * Wix 33319 (no bracket) is $16.51
    * Beck/Arnley 0430920 is $16.80
    * Fram G6680 is $18.35
    * ACDelco GF656 @ $20.79.


    It looks like from Chris4x4's review of the oil filters, the OEM was superior to the rest. Is there a parallel to fuel filters? Are the OEM ones really that much better to warrant $35

    Thanks

    **Updated: 01.17.12**

    So I went with the Toyota OEM filter, #23300-62010, that I ordered originally.
    This is what I got for $35.43 + tax:
    [​IMG]

    Even with a shinny new bracket, not that I needed one. Edit..perhaps I could use one. Just noticed I was missing a bolt.
    [​IMG]

    The little blue and silver sticker says Denso.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I havent ever taken apart fuel filters to check, but I use the cheap ones from NAPA, or the like. 35 bucks is too steep for my blood.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    186000mps [OP] ..Slingin' up mud and we're scarying off bunnies..

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    Thanks Chris, I'll shop around
     
  4. Jan 13, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    IIRC, I got my filter from power toyota for $12 ish. $35 is definitely a rip off.

    I know it was already said, but it's a good excuse to post after Chris 4x4. lol
     
  5. Jan 13, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    I went with a Wix 33319 for about $15. As I recall, I shopped around online, but I don't remember where I ended up buying it. :eek:
     
  6. Jan 13, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    fuel filter or oil filter?
     
  7. Jan 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    I understood the whole thread to be fuel filter-related.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    in the OP he talks about oil filters :notsure:
     
  9. Jan 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    He was simply referencing the oil fiter comparison Chris did, and asking whether the conclusion there (that OEM is best) is applicable to fuel filters too.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    i see. in that case, OEM would be best IMO
     
  11. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    I was asking if the OEM fuel filters were worth the cost over the alternatives. At $35 from the local dealer, granted in the middle of nowhere, it seemed much more than I wanted to spend.
     
  12. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    Called a dealer here in Orange County, Ca, they wanted $56.00 plu tax for the fuel filter. Good I found this thread was going to pick one up from the dealer, now will check around a bit more before I purchase one.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM
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    ^^I don't feel so bad now
     
  14. Jan 14, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    I believe mine was around $15-20 my cost. I would just get a Toyota filter, but I like to keep most stuff OEM since I know parts for Tacomas last
     
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  17. Jan 17, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    I ordered a fuel filter from toyotpartsbarn, but they emailed me and said the one i ordered is in the gas tank, and if it was the one I really wanted. To be honest i'm not sure. I'm guessing the one that everyone always talks about changing is not the one in the gas tank, but is the gas tank one capable of being changed easily with a regular set of tools? If so i'll get both. Especially since i ran my tank dry the other week and i bet i forced some junk into the gas tank fuel filter.

    this is the one i ordered that drew a red flag from toyotapartsbarn. number 19 on the diagram https://www.toyotapartsbarn.com/toyota-oem-parts.html
     
  18. Jan 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Here is the one that most people refer to, its located (on my '01 v6) under the chassis on driver's side, right below the driver actually.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jan 17, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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  20. Jan 17, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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    anyone know anything about the fuel filter in the gas tank? Is it literally inside the gas tank, or is it just leading into the gas tank? hard to tell from the diagram.
     
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