It pains me to write this but up for sale is my beloved ’96 Toyota RAV4. This is no ordinary RAV4, its rare, unique and more of an enthusiast car then your typical grocery getter. It’s been modified to receive a ST215 Toyota Caldina 3SGTE engine and its E150F transmission. It’s AWD, has dual sunroofs, power accessaries, working AC as well as some more goodies!!

Check my eBay auction at:



If you’re interested contact me at scubastevoviii@aol.com. 


MOAR Fuel N Stuff!!!

It’s a simple equation….more power requires MOAR FUEL!!! With the anticipation of building my Rav4 GT-T, I needed to prepare my fuel system. An upgraded pump was necessary, as well as a fuel return line.

For reference, Rav4 Fuel System Components:

rav4.1 fuel system

sxa10 gas tank 1 sxa10 gas tank 2 sxa10 gas tank 3

I searched around the inter-web and came up with Deatschwerks, a company dedicated to high-performance fuel systems solutions. They sell affordable, high quality fuel pumps for a variety of applications and offer an industry best 3-year no fault warranty. But what I really like about Deatschwerks, is that they are a family own business, that stand behind the name of their brand.

I selected a Deatschwerks DW200 In-Tank Fuel Pump as my replacement:


Features Include:

  • Flows 255 litres per hour
  • In-tank application specific fitment
  • Ethanol compatible
  • 3-year no-fault warranty
  • Quiet and reliable turbine impellerIMG_8719

Though this isn’t an exact video of a fuel pump swap, its a good visual illustration of how to find and remove the fuel pump from the Rav4. Definitely useful!

Here’s another resourceful link on how replace a Rav4 fuel pump…

Off-Road.com’s “Rav4 Crawler: In-Tank Pump Swap”…just click the photo:

Rav4 Crawler: In-Tank Pump Swap

More fuel detail to come shortly…