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Location of the PVC and gas filter on 4 cylinder 2003 Solara

I have noticed that my gas mileage has been dropping on my 4 cylinder 2003 Solara with 133000 miles. I have changed the plugs and air cleaner but have never changed the PVC or gas filter. I have not been able to located them.

Any help would appreciated.

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  • cyberplaid Jan 10, 2009

    Thank you for the information. I did use a fuel injection cleaner already to no avail. What is an induction cleaning? The spark plugs are NGK iridium.




  • cyberplaid Jan 12, 2009

    Toyota Ed,

    I will give this a try.

    Thank you


  • cyberplaid Jan 12, 2009

    Toyota Ed,

    I take it that this is something I cannot do? Do you know how much it costs versus a can of stuff going
    down the throttle body


  • cyberplaid Jan 12, 2009

    Thanks I'll give it try. Do I need to go to Toyota or can my garage do it?

  • RedGas Feb 14, 2009

    I want to change the fuel filter on my 2003 Camry(4 cyl.+Auto), but have not been able to locate it, or even any information about it. This has always been a part of my other vehicles routine maintenance. Have not had any problems with my Camry, but I also want to avoid any problems due to neglected maintenance. What's the mystery? Do Camry's no longer have replaceable Fuel filters?

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The PCV and the fuel filter replacements are not going to increase you fuel mileage. What you should really consider is getting some good fuel injection cleaner into the tank, and get an "induction system cleaning". Those two items alone will address most of your mileage issues. The PCV does nothing for mileage, nor does the fuel filter. Also, for maximum fuel mileage, you should have the correct sparkplugs from Toyota in your car. "Aftermarket" plugs doe not perform very well at all.

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  • Toyota Ed Jan 12, 2009

    "Induction cleaning" is where a device is hooked up to your air intake tube, and a special chemical is injected into the intake mainifold, and then onto the intake valves, and then into the combustion chambers. This cleans deposits that accumulate on the interior of th intake, and the faces (the sealing areas) of the valves. I recommend this service highly. It DOES make a marked difference in fuel mileage. .



    I would really appreciate the Thanks for Trying rating to be upgraded. The TFT rating is you saying my assistance was of little help. Thanks. Please feel free to comment back if you need further info.



  • Toyota Ed Jan 12, 2009

    See if you can find a place that does "BG INDUCTION CLEANING"

    This is the product that I use here, and it works wonders.

  • Toyota Ed Jan 12, 2009

    The system that I use has a pressurized device that works in conjunction with the cleaner products. Without the device, which atomizes the cleaner properly, it would be hard for you to accomplish the task and get the maximum effect. I charge 89.95 plus tax, def worth the money. The BG guy tried to sell it to me, and I was skeptical. He offered a free demonstration on MY car. I could see the difference. I was sold.

  • Toyota Ed Jan 12, 2009

    The BG system can be at any garage, the BG products are a frnchise.

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