200 Series Diesel - Fuel filter question.

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 00:24
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Howdy Boggers,

I just came back from a trip to WA and I had to change my under bonnet fuel filter on two occasions, after the dash warning light came on.

My mate who has a Prado, says that his car has a filter under the bonnet and also one under the car ,mounted in the drive shaft tunnel. I was disbelieving, so he went and got me the Toyota invoice for the replacement filter.
It was PN 23300-30310 Fuel Filter Assembly and cost $78.10.

Does the 200 Series Diesel also have this first filter, (before the one under the bonnet)?

Thanks a lot,

Willie.
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Reply By: Bow & Nan - Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 03:26

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 03:26
No
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Reply By: Willie - Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 18:53

Thursday, Oct 16, 2014 at 18:53
Ta
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Reply By: surfy53 - Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 01:05

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 01:05
Try this for the 200.
Diesel Care in Dalby have several stores in Qld and Northern NSW, and they are also very reputable.
I had them install a secondary unit, Fuel Manager with a filter of about 2 microns. This will remove finer particles of debris and grit, and any remaining water and contaminates that get through the factory filter. This final filter doesn't need to be replaced as often as the factory fitted filter.
I carry two replacement filters for each unit.
The cost to have it fitted was around $350 and took 1 1/4 hrs. The car was also tested for correct fuel flow. Diesel Care also provide a DIY kit with brackets and instructions for your model car.
Now I am no expert or guru on this stuff, most of my info is gleaned from those who are in the know. You have been warned, but I think there are many out there with a secondary filter.
Chris.

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Reply By: surfy53 - Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 01:10

Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 01:10
This is how it sits in the 200

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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 04:30

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 04:30
Hi Chris,

Unfortunately, there is not much room under the 200 bonnet and ARB installed an ARB air compressor where your original filter is sitting in your photo.

Without bothering to tell me of it was neccessary, they moved the original pump rearward so that it is a near impossible job to get to it and change the filter.

I was at a Sydney 4WD show last weekend and got info on this nifty kit that mounts on the drivers side.

http://www.dieselcare.com.au/filtration-systems

Cheers,

Willie.
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Follow Up By: surfy53 - Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 17:45

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 17:45
Willie, you need to sort the space problem out because as sure as s... You will need to replace the original filter sooner or later.
Yes, it is a tight fit under the bonnet. I've heard of some guys even shoving a third battery in there somewhere.
Chris.
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Follow Up By: Willie - Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 18:14

Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 at 18:14
I replaced it twice on the last trip. To do it, I have to remove and clamp both hoses, before I can wiggle the filter out and undo it.

It has made an easy job a real bugger.

Cheers,

Willie.
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Follow Up By: surfy53 - Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 03:27

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 03:27
At least you can do it and hopefully you don't have to do it too often..........yes, well, the filter that is.
Chris.
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Reply By: GoSeeAus - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 03:01

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 at 03:01
Willy

Diesel Care also make a kit for those of us that have the ARB battery fitted on the passenger side, the kit fits the filter behind the brake reservoir on the drivers side.

I fitted it myself and took about two hours as long as you have some tools, it uses existing bolts and holes so no drilling.

Regards

John
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