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Can anyone tell me where is the fuel filter located on a 1987 toyota supra turbo. The manual states it is next to the starter. The dealer states it is under the intake manifold. But I still can't find it.
 

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I can’t speak to a stock turbo car, but my base model NA fuel filter was near the gas tank above the differential about. I’d expect it to be in the same spot, but sometimes manufacturers do weird stuff.
 

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I can’t speak to a stock turbo car, but my base model NA fuel filter was near the gas tank above the differential about. I’d expect it to be in the same spot, but sometimes manufacturers do weird stuff.
It's in the same exact spot.

Can anyone tell me where is the fuel filter located on a 1987 toyota supra turbo. The manual states it is next to the starter. The dealer states it is under the intake manifold. But I still can't find it.
Not sure what manual you have but I'd stop using it if I were you. Use the factory service manual: Cygnus service manual
 

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Yes, it's hiding in front of the fuel tank above the differential. You want to be extra careful if you intend to replace it because the flared nut becomes welded to the tube and tends to twist ruining the pipe. Soak the flare nut connection in PB Blaster penetrating oil or wrap a soaked piece of paper towel on it for a while. Get yourself a proper flare nut wrench for the nut and hold the filter with the other nut welded to the filter. Cautiously start to turn it and if you notice any signs of the pipe twisting with the nut, stop. The alternative would be to rotate the filter off but that requires removing the cradle that holds it and the flexible banjo connection on the other end first. The filter has bumps in it that locate it in the cradle that holds it. Twisting one off with the nut frozen to the pipe on may cause a slight misalignment when putting the new one on. If you have to twisted the filter off, and the nut is frozen to the pipe, you may be able to carefully work it free at that point with the load off of it. Rinse the grit, dust, dirt, away with PB Blaster or something similar. As for filters, there is a nylon mesh filter on the fuel pump, the filter in front of the fuel tank and micro nylon filters on the fuel injectors. I've replaced my canister filter once, probably unnecessarily, but as long as you're getting terrible fuel economy as Supras do, you don't have to worry about a plugged filter unless you have a neglected or polluted fuel system. If you see it's getting rusty up there, touch it up with some Walmart black enamel spray paint.
 

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Are you sure we've talking about a 1987 supra stock turbo because my mechanic removed and cleaned the gas tank as much as possible for the lining was deteriorated. I have to get a specialist clean and renew the inside of the tank. He could not find it near the tank nor the differential. I saw U-tube videos where it is near the differential but that's for a 92 Supra.
 

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Are you sure we've talking about a 1987 supra stock turbo because my mechanic removed and cleaned the gas tank as much as possible for the lining was deteriorated. I have to get a specialist clean and renew the inside of the tank. He could not find it near the tank nor the differential. I saw U-tube videos where it is near the differential but that's for a 92 Supra.
Unless the filter was previously removed/relocated it's right above the differential in front of the gas tank for all MK3 years/models.
 

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There's always the possibility that your car is not as the factory built it too. May I ask, why are you intending to replace the filter in the first place? The "main" filter that is (confirmed in my case as well, before I redid my entire fuel system) in front of the diff and gas tank, is a massive filter. I mean, seriously, that thing is huge compared to a normal car's fuel filter.

I seem to recall there being little need to replace it because of the size, it was intended to be a lifetime filter. However... I feel your pain on the fuel tank cleanliness issue. That's why I went with a fuel cell for my car. Not ideal, I honestly would have bought a NEW fuel tank, if Toyota still made them.

HINT HINT TOYOTA: New Mk3 fuel tanks would be fantastic to have the option to buy...

Anyway, oteucyor, as Bruder pointed out, be very careful with the removal if you decide to remove the original filter. You're gonna have a long, unpleasant day if those lines get damaged in the process. As a certain Australian once said, "A little fuel leak is like being a little pregnant. Sooner or later it all ends in tears."
 
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