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  • Spill Control Valve Replacement

    Hi all

    Iíve owned a 2.4 Surf in the past and have recently acquired a Toyota Granvia which has the 1KZTE 3.0 Diesel engine fitted. The Gravnia seems to be the love child of the Hilux engine with a Hiace type body.

    Iíve been troubleshooting the car over the last week and believe that the spill control valve needs replacing. The car keeps cutting out mid driving, and it feels like fuel isnít being delivered into the engine. The car will then start back up OK and can go a short while before this happens again

    Iíve ordered a SPV and have heard you can replace this on the fuel pump without needing to remove it from the engine bay. I know Iíll need a thin spanner (already acquired) however, I wondered if anyone had any tips for replacing this part without having to disconnect unnecessary parts.


  • #2
    i have replied to your other thread.

    take the air filter housing out and anything generally in the way,

    its at the rear of the pump. access is OK once air filter housing removed.


    • #3
      Cheers James. I had a look today and the fuel pump is on the passengers side - not near the air filter housing etc. There are a number of wiring looms in the way so getting to the existing SPV looks awkward!

      Does anyone know if the SPV for the 2.4ís is the same as for the 3.0ís?


      • #4
        Not sure if anyone has any recommendations on the next steps for this. Iíve replaced the SPV with a new unit (not cheap!). The car was running fine then after 20 mins cut out again. Exactly the same as before.

        Would the ECU be the next thing to have inspected?

        The car just loses power, comes to a gradual stop and then wonít start up for another 10/15 mins...

        Any advice welcome. Thanks


        • #5
          i assume you have tried the usual things like tank pick up, fuel filter etc??!!


          • #6
            if so, i would suggest ecu route. if you can guarantee yourself that with no doubt whatsoever a good supply of interrupted fuel is getting to your fuel pump then i would get the ECU checked out. it does not cost too much to do so. I cannot remember if I suggested the filters inside the pump.


            • #7
              Thanks James. Yes fuel is going into the engine fine. I think itís an electrical fault as when I crank the engine it doesnít turn over and you just here the starter motor whirl after a few unsuccessful cranks. The starter seems to work fine having recently replaced the contact points.

              Reading up it it might be immobiliser related or wiring loom coming out of the ignition? Will have to have a thorough look over the weekend


              • #8
                My surf was off the road almost a year within intermittent running problems theres a thread somewhere. At the pits of despair removed the after market immobiliser, perfection since


                • #9
                  Thanks Iíll have a read. Iíve since removed the ECU and a capacitor has leaked some ooze out. Iím going to send this off and pray that this cures it