No warning sticker can ever overcome that kind of dogged determination. I think a sticker on the fuel filter stating: Warning! At 50K km the older fuel filter car would have It's smaller fuel filter replaced with a brand new factory replacement fuel filter, according to the factory recommended maintenance schedule, so it's reserve filtering capacity would be restored from 50 to 100. I wouldn't change from buying a Tacoma just because you can't access a fuel filter. If you want to be able to change an external filter, the fuel pump options are good. I might install the Walbro 255 Pump and Kit for 2005+ Tacomas.
Do you think that fuel filter replacement is genetic?? Replace fuel filter every one million kilometres, or 25 years, whichever comes first! At 350 K km100to 650. I just can't explain why people insist on performing these seasonal, cultural, fuel filter rituals. Therefore they had previously recommended their replacement at the 50K km service, because they felt that in some parts of the world the fuel filters may not make it to the next service at 100K km with much reserve to spare. The great fuel filter myth. At 100K km inspection, the same recommended services would be performed, leaving the older fuel filter car with a fresh new fuel filter, with it's filtering capacity fully restored to 100. They appeared almost as clean as new inside?? It continues to be, by choice, the first recommended line of attack, to resolve almost any performance problem.
It's nice to know that you can replace it with an aftermarket part if necessary and it's not too expensive. Haven't touched the the fuel filter. Because I always replace them. However Toyota does not ever recommend changing it regardless. Do you think that the factory repair and owner's manuals were trying to tell people something??? Haven't touched the the fuel filter. It's nice to know that you can replace it with an aftermarket part if necessary and it's not too expensive. Discarded fuel filters were reclaimed, opened up and found to contain almost no dirt at all.
True, the difference in 1st gen and 2nd gen should have been noted. My father always replaced his spark plugs and fuel filter, and I am fully committed to continue replacing mine too, and to the preservation of this fine family tradition. I would sure like to hear from you. The fuel pressure regulator never seems to leak residual fuel line pressure. The lower dirt content would not have benefited the older, small fuel filter car at all.
Parts people were instructed to anticipate virtually zero fuel filter sales. Unless, of course, someone dumped a full bucket of mud into the fuel tank. I have a 2005 with 172,600 miles. . Ideally, once the brake was removed, three bolts would come out and the bearing assembly should fall on your toes, but since it was a steel bearing assembly and a aluminum knuckle, there was severe corrosion and it had to go on the 20 ton shop press.
The filters were always pretty clean. Please post if one of these fuel filters has ever passed a particle of dirt that damaged a fuel injector. Gas is much cleaner than it used to be, and what is the big deal about pulling a fuel tank every 250k miles or so? There was great concern that there was a high risk involved because some dirt could accidentally enter the fuel system, downstream of the fuel filter during the fuel filters replacement, and damage the downstream fuel injectors etc. Instead of applause, the poor Engineer receives insults! I won't ever risk having a fuel filter plugging up. They knew that the fuel must be kept clean enough to pass freely through the fuel injectors, etc. Only repairs so far: Wheel bearing last week, U-Joint 120,000 miles, Battery 5 years. I assumed it was the Mexican gas or the stuff in their station tanks.
Would this money not be better spent elsewhere? Americans spend many millions of dollars a year on fuel filters. I have never, ever seen the replacement of a fuel filter successfully resolve any problem. I wouldn't change from buying a Tacoma just because you can't access a fuel filter. The new filter would always cure the problem, but it was a nightmare changing the filter under the intake manifold, I got my arm stuck up in there once and it kind of freaked me out until after a few deep breaths I figured if it got in there I could get it back out. It's just a little screen filter.
However, if the rate of accumulation of dirt was much lower than the predicted 50 filtration units per 50K km, during this one million km. I changed the fuel filter once at 100,000 just for the heck of it, no problem running like the chevy. This is exactly the information I was looking for a few weeks ago. I could sure teach him a thing or two about engineering cars. I just looked at the Toyota factory manual for the 93 and there is no mention of changing the fuel filter.