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Fuel pressure testing port kit needed: 98 2.7

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by talon660, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Dec 10, 2014 at 5:20 AM
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    talon660

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    Hi guys, first post as a new member, but long time taco owner (10 yrs.) and user of this great site

    I've had my baby in the garage or sitting outside for nearly two years now, mainly because I haven't had much time to do maintenance like I once had before the two kiddos came along, so. . .

    My problem is that my 98 2.7L taco won't start, just turns when I crank. I checked all wiring and related fuses and relays.. all good. Cracked the fuel rail inlet banjo bolt and fuel came out after sitting for months soooo i'm guessing fuel pump and filter are good (they rarely go bad but I have a new pump ready just in case). Ignition seems good. I'm thinking possibly the head/valves? It was running good aside from missing under load for a few months; it has had a persistent exhaust leak near the manifold to downpipe connection (fixed twice already!) which I figure is the cause of the miss, but otherwise exhaust system is good. Shut her off after getting home, went to fire up the next morning and nothing. I initially thought fuel pump but now I'm not sure.

    Before I do anything drastic, I'd love to get a good fuel pressure test done to check the system out (thanks toyota for not putting a simple schrader valve on the fuel rail for us shade tree mechs!!!). I've searched high and low and cannot find a kit to replace the existing fuel inlet banjo bolt with an extended take off version with an NPT adapter for installing a standard fuel pressure gauge. I want something permanent. I've seen all sorts of kits for the honda vehicles and was wondering if any of them would work. If anything I need to know which generic banjo bolt (don't know the thread pitch) and related washers to buy that would work. I have since lost the original bolt and need this truck to run ASAP (the wife would really appreciate it also!). I know many of you have run into the same problem so any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 23, 2014 at 3:59 AM
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  3. Dec 23, 2014 at 5:04 AM
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    Found lots of references to people checking their fuel pressure on other sites. So far I've only found one answer to banjo size but it's for a Tundra " The banjo bolt is a 12M x 1.25 and it comes with the Actron CP7838 fuel pressure gauge kit". Looks like your best bet is to get a kit and find one that fits.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2014 at 5:17 AM
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    Sandman614

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  5. Dec 23, 2014 at 6:03 AM
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    SnapOn tools, Mack etc. you'll need the bolt and the fitting you can use the sealing washers from the Toyota bolt but aluminum ones would be better for the fuel pressure fitting. It is impossible to just say "yeah I have fuel it should run" by cracking a line so your right on track checking for fuel pressure.
     
  6. Dec 23, 2014 at 6:03 AM
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    SnapOn tools, Mack etc. you'll need the bolt and the fitting you can use the sealing washers from the Toyota bolt but aluminum ones would be better for the fuel pressure fitting. It is impossible to just say "yeah I have fuel it should run" by cracking a line so your right on track checking for fuel pressure.
     
  7. Dec 23, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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    Talon660. What is the status? Any luck with getting her started? If so, what was the concern?
     

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