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Fuel filter

Postby hp_zim » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:53 am

I decided to change my fuel filter and went according to the "how to guide" viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3865 but my filter isnt like the one shown in the pic. I wasnt able to take a pic of what mine looks like but its seems as if it sits inside the creamish housing and its not just the loose black part as shown in the guide. I had ordered the 23300-74330 filter from Toyota but it isnt this one. Anyone have a similar situation?

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:17 am

What model/year Altezza have you ?

When i got my filter i gave my chassis number to Toyota, which will make sure you get the correct part... I presume that the filters are different depending on the year or model of your Tezza...

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby hp_zim » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:25 am

Its a 2000 model but from this website http://www.soarerworld.com/altezza/altproduction.htm my frame number shows that my car was produced in march 2000 and under the toyota epc listing it shows that part number 23300-74300 is for oct 1998 to may 2000 models

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:39 am

well somethings wrong somewhere mate.... it must be a mistake and you must need the other type filter from 2000 on... It's best to give Toyota your frame number to get the correct part, if you then still get the wrong part you've either got a dodgy frame number or someones changed the fuel pump unit etc :?

send nick a pm with your frame number and he'll tell you what part you need :)

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:49 am

I just read your first post again and i'm a little confused :?

The filter in the guide is located inside the housing, you have to take the whole unit apart to get at it, once the unit is apart the filter is right in the middle and is attached to the fuel pump...

Although you say your filter doesn't look like this ?

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby hp_zim » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:57 am

Shane M wrote:I just read your first post again and i'm a little confused :?

The filter in the guide is located inside the housing, you have to take the whole unit apart to get at it, once the unit is apart the filter is right in the middle and is attached to the fuel pump...

Although you say your filter doesn't look like this ?

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The one i ordered from Toyota is exactly like the one in the pic although when i stripped my fuel pump/filter assembly it didnt look like that. It looks like the filter is built into one of the parts. I'll probably be stripping everything again tonight and i'll try take some pics then.

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:07 pm

yeh that would be best mate, take some pictures and show us what you mean..... The filter should definitely come out though no matter what it looks like...

When i did mine as you see in the guide, once you have the whole unit apart the fuel pump is pushed inside the filter and needs to be pulled out and is pretty tight.

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby hp_zim » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:22 pm

okay i just got back now from toyota and asked them to have a look at fuel filter part number 23300-21010 and this is the one thats in my car. I find it very weird that this part is fitted in my car where its only supposed to be fitted in models after may 2000.

The toyota dealers here do not stock any parts specfic to japanese toyota's unless the parts are common to the local toyota's, that is why i have a problem with sourcing parts for my car

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:02 pm

i see, but like i said before if you need any specific parts nick is the man, send hime a pm and he can get any parts you need for good prices :)

post some pics when you get the correct filter and how it looks inside the unit, i'm interested to see what difference there is :)

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby hp_zim » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:16 am

This is what my fuel filter looks like,
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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:49 am

Ah ok, so its still very similar .... where as my one comes apart more from the unit and looks to have a few more pieces, yours looks to have less to take apart which should make the process even quicker, when you have the right part obviously ;)

Is that bottom picture the fullly assembled unit ?

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby hp_zim » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:01 am

Shane M wrote:Ah ok, so its still very similar .... where as my one comes apart more from the unit and looks to have a few more pieces, yours looks to have less to take apart which should make the process even quicker, when you have the right part obviously ;)

Is that bottom picture the fullly assembled unit ?



Yes, excluding the fuel sender unit

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:07 am

So the float arm and gauge that reads the fuel level isn't attached to the unit either? like mine in pic?

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby hp_zim » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:23 am

Sorry, yes fully assembled it looks the same as yours, only difference is the fuel filter.

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Re: Fuel filter

Postby Shane M » Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:26 am

That's good, i'll ask Noel if he will add this thread to the fuel filter guide, it will be helpful to others :)

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