Diesel fuel supply problems in 100 series

Submitted: Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 10:37
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Our land cruiser is 100 series, and has any one had problems with fuel solinoid switching between tanks. If so how to fix, - we got stuck on the Buchanan Highway with fuel in the main tank, and could not access with out draining it and putting it into the auxillary tank. Thanks Kay
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 12:20

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 12:20

Only problen I've ever had with these solenoids was breaking one of the barbs off, and had to get underneath the ute, and swap the hoses around, then buy a new solenoid. Was a pretty messy procedure, and would recommend to remove "most" upper garments first, or the smell of diesel will linger for weeks.

In your case, sounds like an electrical fault, maybe you could "hot-wire" the solenoid?? Just make sure it's the one with the bigger hoses, not the return unit.

A friend said he got caught once, running the tank dry before switching over (which is a no-no with Toyotas) and some gunk got caught in the solenoid, and would suck air, as well as fuel, so he had to remove it, and blow out with air.

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Reply By: Lyle87 - Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 14:44

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 14:44
Happned to me in my cruiser just tap the solenoides with something to free them up.
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Reply By: snoopyone - Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 15:12

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 15:12
My ex bosses Sahara stopped feeding from Reserve tank.

Was a $1500 fix apparently which Toyota kindly paid for.
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Reply By: Steve M (SA - Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 17:40

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 17:40
100Cruisers had a recall some years ago relating to the sub tank. I had mine fixed.

Unable to switch to the sub tank.Check out LCOOL for more detail.

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Reply By: Member - Kay D (SA) - Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 at 12:22

Sunday, Aug 21, 2011 at 12:22
Thanks to everyone, we have tried tapping the solinoid with a pocket knife, to no avail. it is the main tank that wont feed. We are waiting in Alice to see an auto technician which will be Wednesday - would really like to get back on the road but it would be better to get it fixed. Just thought someone else may have had similar troubles, and had an answer for us.
The Kimberlies were great, and had a good trip with no other problems Thanks Kay and Jeff
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