Secondary Fuel Filter - 200 Series LC

Submitted: Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 00:53
ThreadID: 133862 Views:5827 Replies:3 FollowUps:11
This Thread has been Archived
Hi all,
Has anyone fitted a Secondary Fuel Filter from Diesel Care onto their 200 series Landcruiser? Is the secondary filter the way to go? I have read about some different opinions about Primary or Secondary.
Cheers, Boof.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 05:56

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 05:56
Boof,

Join LCOOL, there are hundreds of \responses on just this subject for the 200. Everything you would want to know.

Search for the existing thread on the subject and READ the new member instructions.

AnswerID: 606289

Follow Up By: Boof, Bairnsdale. - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:05

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:05
Cheers. Tried to join up a couple of times now without success. Will try again later today.
Boof.
0
FollowupID: 876014

Follow Up By: Boof, Bairnsdale. - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:14

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:14
Just tried again. May have worked this time. Waiting on a reply. Thanks Boof.
0
FollowupID: 876015

Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:39

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:39
Great, it usually takes a day or so.

There is a 200 section.

Make sure you read the new member instructions, including the sig requirements.
Search for Fuel filter in the 200 section. DO not start a new thread, they really want to keep topics to single threads.

Also FWIW, I went through the entire thread and decided that a secondary filter caused as many problems as it fixed.

Always have a spare OE filter in the vehicle, know how to change it and reset the alarm and change it every 10,000km would be my advice.
0
FollowupID: 876017

Follow Up By: Gronk - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:58

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 06:58
I also keep a spare and change if necessary. Most extra filters are bigger in microns, so do no more filtering than the original, and if it's after the original, it's not going to catch much if the crap has already made it thru the original one...
0
FollowupID: 876018

Follow Up By: Boof, Bairnsdale. - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 11:16

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 11:16
Thanks, I've got a spare in the drawers. I'll look at Lcool as soon as I can.
Boof.
0
FollowupID: 876021

Follow Up By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 15:05

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 15:05
I also do not have a secondary filter but carry acouple of replacement filters and I know how to change them (need the correct allen key and a spanner) as I have changed filters 3 times in 190k. As stated above , get the directions for turning the warning light off and keep them in the vehicle.

Alan
0
FollowupID: 876030

Follow Up By: Boof, Bairnsdale. - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 16:18

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 16:18
Thanks Alan.
0
FollowupID: 876034

Follow Up By: MarkHugh - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 18:26

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 18:26
I am another LC200 user who does without a secondary filter but carries a couple of spares. Also I get the fuel filter changed every service. When you see what they can look like after a few thousand kilometres you probably won't need too much convincing about the need for regular changes. It's easy to do but, as Alan H says, you need to know how to reset the warning light.

Cheers, Mark
0
FollowupID: 876038

Follow Up By: Paul and Mel - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 20:35

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 20:35
If you do touring in it change the air filter every 10K too, as what I saw a few weeks ago and was told the TTD clag filters quick and suck dust through the element and dust the engine.
0
FollowupID: 876039

Follow Up By: Boof, Bairnsdale. - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 21:17

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 21:17
Will do at next service on Monday.
Thanks Everyone for the Info.
0
FollowupID: 876040

Reply By: Member - Robert1660 - Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 18:08

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 at 18:08
Hi Boof,
The Lcool site is fantastic for everything 200 series. I installed a WaterWatch which is not a filter as such but a water detector. It is placed before the Toyota filter and detects the presence of water in the fuel. Supposedly the OEM filter detects the water too late to prevent fuel pump and injector problems. The WaterWatch has an audible and visible alarm installed on the dash.
With respect to the OEM filter practise changing it before you get out in the bush. The Lcool site has a link to the Toyota 200 Series workshop manual. All details for filter changes etc., can be found there.
Robert
Landcruiser 200 VX Diesel + Tvan Murranji

Member
My Profile  Send Message

AnswerID: 606314

Reply By: Lindsaydi - Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 at 01:00

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 at 01:00
I do a lot of ks and found that when on the road quite often the fuel was filthy, serviceing at Toyota they would not change filter despite being asked. To alleviate any problems I installed a primary to remove water and larger particles as I use Toyota fuel additive now the main filter may last a little longer. If I was not doing the traveling with a van I would not bother. Hope this helps a little.
AnswerID: 606601

Follow Up By: Boof, Bairnsdale. - Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 at 04:50

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016 at 04:50
Cheers. I do the same with Toyota and they do change the filter. I have fitted another filter and I will change it every second time. They should do as they are asked as we are the ones paying the bill.

Regards, Boof.

0
FollowupID: 876312

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)