1982 Toyota Diesel Pickup


#1

Hi, was wondering if anybody knew installing an electric fuel pump between the fuel filter and the injection pump on a Toyota Diesel would cause any kind of a problem, such as too much pressure to the pump? Thanks1


#2

What is it you are trying to accomplish? This sounds like part of a WVO hack.


#3

The system is already high pressure so I can’t see how there would be too much pressure. Where are you? I want to stay at least 100’ away.


#4

It’s an interesting concept. Install an electric fuel pump to prime the system if you should happen to run out of fuel which can be a problem with a diesel. If the pump has a regulator, it could be set at a very low pressure such as 10 psi. Are you sure that your diesel doesn’t already have a manual primer pump for this? Some do but VWs do not, Chevette diesels did; don’t know about Toyotas small diesels that came and went.

Some may confuse a low pressure fuel pump with the in-tank high pressure pumps required for gasoline vehicles with fuel injection.

Your idea is worth some investigation. If such a pump has low resistance to fuel flow unpowered, it could be left unpowered until needed and hang on to your diesel; you will need it more than ever as fuel prices rise.


#5

Thanks, yeah the manual pump is a pain when you run out of fuel, just thinking.