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    Hi Guys ,
    Any idea when we should replace the fuel filter on a 2.8l diesel prado ?

    I checked this with dealer and they advised every 40000k fuel filter should replaced and it cost around $200 (parts and labour)
    is it true ?

    Some one told me every 15000k must replace the fuel filter ! confused


  • #2
    Roughly 20k kms. Just buy one and do it yourself. Not hard at all

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    • #3
      The one between the tanks is hard to get at unless they car is on a hoist.

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      • #4
        The rear filter is every 20k by the book (between tanks). I would do the under bonnet every 20k. I do mine every 10k but I do it myself.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by kizbot View Post
          The rear filter is every 20k by the book (between tanks). I would do the under bonnet every 20k. I do mine every 10k but I do it myself.
          Sorry mate i am not a mechanic so not very sure about doing myself . is that easy to do ?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by kakadulover View Post

            Sorry mate i am not a mechanic so not very sure about doing myself . is that easy to do ?
            I have an earlier 150 Prado with the 1KD. It is easy to do. The 1GD will be similar. There should be videos floating about the place on how to do it.

            Basically a couple of bolts, two fuel hoses (inlet and outlet) and a couple of sensors to un-clip. The hardest part of the job is unscrewing the actual filter which separates the water trap from the filter from the housing. I ended up putting my filter in a vice and used pipe grips to undo the water trap and an oil removal tool (strap style) to unscrew the filter from the housing.

            All in all I think it took me 20-30 mins to do and I am slow. Also not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination. Just be careful you don't get dirt / dust in there while changing the filter out.

            Just cost me the price of the filter which I think was about $90.00?

            The rear filter is also easy but you do have to know how to undo the plastic clips or you will break them (watch videos first). The rear filter involves crawling around under the car and the filter is a bit awkward to get to.

            Cheers

            Kizbot

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kizbot View Post

              I have an earlier 150 Prado with the 1KD. It is easy to do. The 1GD will be similar. There should be videos floating about the place on how to do it.

              Basically a couple of bolts, two fuel hoses (inlet and outlet) and a couple of sensors to un-clip. The hardest part of the job is unscrewing the actual filter which separates the water trap from the filter from the housing. I ended up putting my filter in a vice and used pipe grips to undo the water trap and an oil removal tool (strap style) to unscrew the filter from the housing.

              All in all I think it took me 20-30 mins to do and I am slow. Also not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination. Just be careful you don't get dirt / dust in there while changing the filter out.

              Just cost me the price of the filter which I think was about $90.00?

              The rear filter is also easy but you do have to know how to undo the plastic clips or you will break them (watch videos first). The rear filter involves crawling around under the car and the filter is a bit awkward to get to.

              Cheers

              Kizbot
              Thanks Mate , appreciate your advise

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