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Fuel filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Redsoxnation, May 25, 2012.

  1. May 25, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    Redsoxnation

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    Ok this may sound like a silly question. BUT! is there and inline fuel filter on 2006 tacoma's? None of the maintance scheds show replacing it.. if there is one where is it located? Thanks
     
  2. May 25, 2012 at 5:03 AM
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    chris4x4

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    No inline filter. The filters in the fuel tank.
     
  3. May 25, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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  4. May 25, 2012 at 5:13 AM
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    Ok thanks
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 5:57 AM
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    Maticuno

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    And...unless you have proof that you have lower or intermittent fuel pressure due to a clogged filter, there is no need to replace it...ever.
     
  6. May 25, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    wow! what about if you had 300k miles? i can only imagine the sludge in it by then
     
  7. May 25, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    Where would this "sludge" be coming from? It is refined through filters, it is filtered as it is pumped into your vehicle. Unless you routinely fuel up out of rusty 55 gallon drums in Nigeria, then there should be no harmful particles floating around in your fuel tank.
     
  8. May 25, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    you would be surprised what is still in gasoline from any gas station. ive changed an inline filter on a 2007 f150 and i turned the filter the opposite direction of gas flow and black deposits came out.
     
  9. May 25, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    Hook it up backwards its called the f150 tune up:rolleyes:
     
  10. May 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    :rimshot:
     
  11. May 25, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Stop buying your gas from the local moonshiner ;)
     
  12. May 25, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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    you should see a diesel filter after 100k
     
  13. May 25, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    I used to change mine at 12k.
     
  14. May 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    yep my friends weren't so good to their trucks.

    my point is that there are still small suspended solids in gasoline, even after the filter at the pump, that's why there is a fuel filter in vehicles
     
  15. May 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    Most of the crap that gets into and plugs up fuel filters is actually created out of the deterioration of the steel fuel tank. These trucks have plastic tanks, which means that all debris has to be added in with the fuel. In other words, there is really nothing to worry about.
     
  16. May 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    Seriously... it's nothing to worry about.
    I put over 200k on my '94 on the factory fuel filter.
    Modern fuel tanks are plastic, so you aren't even going to get rust, which is what fouled fuel filters in the "bad old days"

    To change the internal filter usually requires a new fuel pump... and in all seriousness, your fuel pump is likely to fail long before the "sock" ever plugs.
     
  17. May 25, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    The fuel filter is actually located in the fuel pump assembly, you can take it out but Toyota doesn't sell it separately. You have to buy the whole assembly for $500.
     
  19. May 25, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    Remember nowadays your suppose to spend 500 dollars to replace the fuel pump instead of 20 dollars for a new filter so Corporate can save 10 cents a vehicle for not putting a inline filter in at assembly.
     
  20. May 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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