Sign in to follow this  
Nigebob Squarepants

Fuel Filter - Bleed!

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know how to bleed the Fuel Filter to remove build-up of water (cheap fuel),

before anyone comes on berating me for using supermarket fuel, I 95% of the time use Shell

diesel or V Power, so go figure!

I was advised that bleeding the filter was possible and to do this as a first measure if I ever had

any problems with the car hesitating, before going on to replace the filter.

Bye-the-way, I have already replaced said filter and the car is now performing as normal.

I didn’t know there was a bleed (nipple/screw) or whatever on it!

Or was the chap talking through his posterior :jester:

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I didn’t see it in the pinned section… I wasn’t looking at the 4.3 as mine is a 4.2, but I presume it is the same? :ermm:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Same sort of procedure, different filter on the earlier 4.2's

Kingo :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you suspect water has or is in the filter change it.. It really is a simple job and cost is minimal...

I realize you've changed it once but still worth changing if any indication of water ..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

+1 For the cost it is not worth bleedin messing.................see what I did there eh eh?......I'll get ma coat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your caring sharing TOC has a 4.2 filter thread;

http://www.toyotaown...=90#entry886270

To drain the fuel filter of water you slacken the plug in the white bit at the bottom but you would get a warning light as there is a float switch in there. I doubt you would ever benefit from pumping the plunger unless there was air in the system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this