1979 Hilux Pick-up Fuel Filter location

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  1. freckles1979

    freckles1979 Newbie

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    Hi all,

    Am a newbie to this. I got a 1979 Hilux pick up with a 22r carb engine.
    I want to change my fuel filter, but I can't seem to locate it on the truck.
    Saw diagrams where its supposed to be near the fuel tank, but can't find it.

    Please advice.

    Thanks
     
  2. fred heath

    fred heath Enthusiast

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    It should be an inline filter in the engine compartment, close to the passenger side firewall.
    If in doubt, follow the fuel inlet line backwards from the carburetor. You should find it.
    Also, 1979 had the 20R engine, not the 22R.
    Someone may have switched engines.
    If you have the electric fuel pump in the gas tank, the filter should be in the area I mentioned.
     
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    Hi Fred, thanks, will go check it again. Yeah, I think the previous owner swapped it a 22R.
     
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    Hi Fred, fixed. It has been right in front in full view yet i missed it.
    While running the engine after, with every step on the gas pedal, the exhaust at the end will splutter (putt putt) and shoot out black smoke. Is this the system clearing out? Or I should look at the spark plugs or fuel injector?
    Thanks
     
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    22R has a carb. No fuel injector involved. Black smoke denotes too rich of a gas mixture.
    Best to do a full tune up. A vacuum gage and tach will help. Set it to factory spec's.
    Be sure your choke is disengaging after warm up.
     
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    Cool. Thanks Fred. Appreciate it.
    Yeah, maybe too much gas in mixture. I just changed air filter and fuel filter. LOL.
     
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    Check your carb. float level through the window in the front, should be between the tabs in the middle of the window.
     

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