Toyota wants 1k for 50,000 Km Service - Replace Fuel Filter?

Hi all,

I am looking getting my 2014 corolla sedan serviced its about 40000km.

I was checking with that toyota myservice was asking and they suggested the following service for $1000. I think the stand out item from the list was the fuel filter.

Is it really that earlier to have the fuel filter replaced?

Thanks

Service details for 72 months or 120,000 km
Chassis and Body
Replace
Brake fluid
Air conditioner filter
Inspect
Brake pedal and parking brake
Brake pads and discs
Brake pipes and hoses
Steering wheel, linkage and steering gear box
Drive shaft boots
Suspension ball joint and dust covers
Shift lever for manual transmission
Automatic transmission fluid
Front and rear suspensions (include KDSS)
Accessory items
Tyres and inflation pressures
Rotate wheels
Balance front wheels
Lights, horn, wipers and washers
Seatbelt, webbing condition, buckle and retractor mechanism operation
Refrigerant amount of air conditioner
Fuel System
Replace
Fuel Filter (including the in-tank filter)
Engine air cleaner filter
Inspect
Fuel tank cap,fuel lines,connections & fuel vapor control valve (petrol models)
Charcoal canister (petrol models)
Road Test
Inspect
Road Test Vehicle
Electrical System
Inspect
Battery
Engine
Replace
Engine oil
Engine Oil filter
Inspect
Drive belts
Cooling and heater system
Engine coolant (Toyota Genuine Super LLC (Pink))
Exhaust pipes and mountings

Comments

  • How lazy can you get not writing out "50,000km"?

    • I'm so lazy I write 50Mm instead.

  • You done need fuel filter replaced after only 50km. Solved?

  • +1

    Supreme with extra anchovies please.

  • +1

    Just scrap it

  • +7

    Looks like alot of just inspecting parts not actually replacing anything, looks like about a 300% markup because stealership

  • +10

    Because that's painful to read… (Almost thought it was IVI posting…)

    Service details for 72 months or 120,000 km

    Chassis and Body

    Replace;

    • Brake fluid
    • Air conditioner filter

    Inspect

    • Brake pedal and parking brake
    • Brake pads and discs
    • Brake pipes and hoses
    • Steering wheel, linkage and steering gear box
    • Drive shaft boots
    • Suspension ball joint and dust covers
    • Shift lever for manual transmission
    • Automatic transmission fluid
    • Front and rear suspensions (include KDSS)
    • Accessory items
    • Tyres and inflation pressures
    • Rotate wheels
    • Balance front wheels
    • Lights, horn, wipers and washers
    • Seatbelt, webbing condition, buckle and retractor mechanism operation
    • Refrigerant amount of air conditioner

    Fuel System

    Replace;

    • Fuel Filter (including the in-tank filter)
    • Engine air cleaner filter

    Inspect

    • Fuel tank cap,fuel lines,connections & fuel vapor control valve (petrol models)
    • Charcoal canister (petrol models)

    Electrical System

    Inspect

    • Battery

    Engine

    Replace

    • Engine oil
    • Engine Oil filter

    Inspect

    • Drive belts
    • Cooling and heater system
    • Engine coolant (Toyota Genuine Super LLC (Pink))
    • Exhaust pipes and mountings
    • -1

      Thanks

      • +2

        Anyway, if you were quoted $1000 for all that… take it elsewhere.

        As for needing the filter. It's a double edged sword. Don't do it and something happens, or do it and it costs money. There is a bit involved in getting to the intank filter, so I would say that a fair chunk of this service is in the labour to remove and refit the tank or to get the in-tank filter out.

        At 50,000km, I wouldn't do it, but for a car with such low km compared to its age, I would possibly do it. If you were experiences coughing and farting or sluggish power delivery, probably, but if the car feels fine, I wouldn't bother.

        • i asked toyota what the cost of the fuel filter was $375 plus $300 for labour to install.

          • +2

            @godofpizza: Holy shit, $300 to remove the rear seat, lift out the fuel module and replace the filter? I should just replace corolla fuel filters fill time. Also aftermarket filter is under $100.

            Any reason you are taking it to the dealer?

            • @brendanm: Not really, my parent's own the car have they wanted to keep the log books with toyota if and when they wanted to resell later.
              I thought the price was a tad high. I have replaced a older car (99 honda) fuel filter before.

              As you mentioned you just need to rip up the seats and disconnect the hose and undo the bolts. I did also help replace a 90's camry FF with an aftermarket one and it didn't fit properly have we had to make cuts on it to fit.

              But i haven't looked into if this has changed in modern cars.

              • +1

                @godofpizza: nah dont really need to keep log books with the dealer i reckon- esp if it is a older>6 yr car…just make sure you get it serviced on time and should be ok

              • +2

                @godofpizza: They will be paying thousands more in servicing to maybe get $500 at sale time. The decent aftermarket filters fit perfectly.

            • @brendanm: This in-tank filter job is a bit of a pain mostly because it's a bit inevitable to breathe in some fuel. Some people don't mind but I'd personally prefer not to have any as much as possible. Definitely do it in well ventilated spaces, outdoor if possible. The labour cost will be far less if the filter is not the in-tank type.

              Also need to factor in the cost of the tool for wrenching off the lid. It's usually quite big…. It can be done without special tools but usually a lot quicker when done with the lid wrench.

              Get a Ryco fuel filter. Should be a lot less than $375 and trustworthy quailty.

              I'd say this item usually a 100,000~120,000km obviously depending on the fuel quality around where you live…. 50,000km is a rip off IMHO

              Also keep in mind this job is to reduce the likelihood of a burnt out fuel pump. If you have to replace the pump you are talking about a lot more money. Although the labour component is identical - it doesn't take more/less time to replace just the filter, or with the pump together. Well, maybe a little bit less time with the filter+pump scenario since you won't have to mess around with disassembly.

          • +2

            @godofpizza: @godofpizza: At 50k service. Lol. The cars still brand new for that. Even brakes maybe next service or 2 for replacement and that's being conservative, have a look yourself only 2min. But definitely oil n filter replacement. Everything else is a total waste, save your money and take it somewhere else for $200 max with a log book stamp.

        • +2

          If you were experiences coughing and farting or sluggish power delivery,

          I feel like I personally might need a new fuel filter :/

    • Real MVP.

      $1k is expensive.

  • No. there is no need to spend unnecessary money on replacing the fuel filter.

  • +1

    Inspect the brake pedal? What part are they inspecting? That it is still there?

    Car is 6 years old, I would just replace the fuel filter. Who knows what dirty fuel it has had in those kms. I used to change my commodore one every few services, but I did them myself and it only took 15 minutes and $20. Most of that 15 minutes was jacking the rear end up and back down.

  • IF your parents are willing to waste $1000 go for it!

    • OP can pocket the difference if he can find a better deal. :D

      • +1

        scamming your parents—only ozbargain ah

        • A "merchant" fee.

  • KDSS? Isn't that only on the Landcruiser 200?

    • The service books are universal, it simply means they check kdss if fitted to the vehicle as part of the suspension check.

  • try and get a good local mechanic who will stamp your log book.

    • Xactly.What is it with people?Just find an independent.

  • With RAV4 they used to be within "cheap" capped price servicing (at 90k km service from memory). But then they pushed the fuel filter outside of the capped price service range to 120k km service (about $1300 for RAV4). Corolla probably the same. Time to go to independent workshop.

  • If you get that service done outside I can guarantee that the garage won't do the charcoal cannister and fuel cap gasket.

    There's a fair bit there. It isn't a terrible price

  • +1

    Oh man! I just googled the filter and it looks similiar to the one in my Lexus.

    https://parts.toyota.com/p/Toyota_2014_Corolla-Eco-18L-CVT/F...

    I replaced mine 100,000kms and it was an asbolute mission. I chopped the old oem filter in half just to see how dirty it was and it was suspiciously clean :S

    I wouldn't be replacing it at 50,000kms though, but if you must, you can buy the oils and filters and bring them to mechanic that does log book servicing to lower the cost.

    • how much did it cost you to replace your FF?

      • +2

        I home jobbed it lol

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