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Fuel filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Redsoxnation, May 25, 2012.

  1. May 25, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Asgard

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    The Tacoma's fuel filter is actually in the white plastic fuel pump assembly, not a rust proof metal container. I don't think we have that one talked about in the article. You can unclip the plastic housing and pull out the filter.
     
  2. May 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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    I had an inline fuel filter plug right up at 130k on my first Honda. It blocked all but a trickle. Darned if I know what got into it though. Put almost another 50k on that car without a single pump issue so I doubt it was that.

    None of the new Hondas have inline filters either fwiw.
     
  3. May 25, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    The article is 8 years old, so it's plastic now.
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM
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    2004 is actually when the 2nd gen went into production.
     
  5. May 25, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    Lots baby!
    If you swap out the fuel pump with one from URD (something I would recommend if you are S/C) it has an external replaceable filter.
     
  6. May 25, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    Actually an injector can be seized open or closed or partially open by skin cells which are way less than 10 microns. Each injector also has a lifetime filter pressed into the inlet that is a 1 micron filter. There is no reason to replace either of these as they were designed and tested to last the life of the engine. Too many sweating the load about nothing. I work for a worldwide mfg of fuel injectors... and have for over 17 years.
     
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    So that makes you one of those dumb engineers who doesn't realize that fuel filters have to be changed every 10,000 miles with the plugs just like we did back in '69?
     
  8. May 26, 2012 at 1:48 AM
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    Some people just cannot handle the truth. :|
     
  9. May 26, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    How could anyone convince you that is true?
     
  10. May 26, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    URD fuel pump upgrade, that is all. It comes with an external filter you can change whenever you want, main reason why I bought it plus for boost later down the road.
     
  11. May 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM
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    Tens of millions of trouble-free miles apparently aren't going to do it.


    He has rad skillz with $20k engines :rolleyes:
     
  12. May 26, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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    Considering that people get 100's of thousands of miles on these trucks. I really don't think the fuel filter is an issue.
     
  13. May 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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    Why not just add a suitable high pressure filter on the frame just after the fuel tank if you are concerned... The fuel lines are easily accessible...BMW used to use some good high pressure fuel filters on the e46 models.
     
  14. May 26, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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  15. May 26, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    The point I am making is an additional filter is not needed nor required. Those that think otherwise are completely wrong.

    Yes. Very damn few. 99.9% of all blown engines due to sticking injectors ( as in stuck open ) is due to contamination that happened during the injector manufacture and not after it was installed in a vehicle. Most of the time this will occur during the first few hundred miles of vehicle operation.

    An injector that sticks closed will usually only cause a miss-fire and a code for that bank or cylinder.

    If you are getting clogged filters you need to get your gasoline from somewhere else.
     
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