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I just changed out the gas filter under the plenum

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 2004tacoprerunner, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Jun 23, 2012 at 6:27 AM
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    2004tacoprerunner

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    2.7L and it was easy. Jack up front and remove the front wheel, move the plastic covering out of the way, undo the 2 banjo bolts and then the 2 mounting bolts. Replace the washers supplied with the new one and reassemble.
    I don't have small hands and I had plenty of room. I don't know why some people said it's a pain in the ass.
    It took me less than an hour. The gas that came out of it looked like tea.
    :confused:
    135k on the truck so I figured why not.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    It was easier than replacing the spark plugs. Less shit to move out of the way.
     
  3. Jun 23, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    I still my have new filter somewhere from my 1st gen I had the intentions of changing and never did. :D I just traded it. It took a lot less time.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    Recently replaced mine on a 2000 1/2. Gas was definetly brown colored. Probably was the original fuel filter.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2012 at 9:56 PM
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    Looking in from under the hood I was like WTF! I am going to do mine this week.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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    Another method is remove the starter, allows easy access to the 2.7 fuel flter.
     
  8. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    You guys with the 2.7 know if it's the same as far as removal of the fuel filter for the 2.4? Didn't check out the access from the front left wheel well but it looks like a royal PITA if you have to take it out from the engine bay.
     
  9. Sep 11, 2012 at 5:51 AM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    you should change your filter once a year! you don't want that crap going through your fuel injectors. gas is dirty.......hey look at all the problems with BP gas from the Whiting refinery last few weeks..... also there is a small change but it can happen, if you go for years without changing they filter water, and the filter can over time just fill up with water and it can freeze if it gets real cold.
     
  10. Sep 11, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    got any pics of the process?
     
  11. Sep 11, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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