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Inline fuel filter ?'s
« on: December 16, 2012, 10:56:17 pm »
I know many use the Napa brands with good results - others not so good.

If using the napa, I will try the 90 degree likely.

But have seen pics of physically smaller ones that may be a better fit in tight spaces.  Did a search and can't find anything about name or where to get or cost, etc ....

Any input or ideas?

Want to try one after doing valves and carbs. 

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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 01:04:33 am »

I've been using a Napa 3006 filter for well over 100k miles. No issues with either regular riding or on dyno pulls. This is the one with a 90* turn in it.
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 01:12:30 am »

I've been using a Napa 3006 filter for well over 100k miles. No issues with either regular riding or on dyno pulls. This is the one with a 90* turn in it.

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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 10:19:49 am »
I've been using the Napa 3006. I had a gas starvation problem after installing. This happened when I was on the throttle pretty good and was because I didn't remove any of the fuel line when adding the filter and was getting kinked ever so slightly. Removed length of the fuel line equal to the filter length and no problems since.
There has been cases where some people have found that they were getting the same problem and not being able to resolve and removed the filter.
Other problems that some have gotten is where they would get down to a 1/4 of a tank and the head pressure from the tank wasn't enough to overcome the restriction of the filter. So I would be weiry of using any filter that is smaller.
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2012, 12:38:00 pm »
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 01:50:59 pm »

I've been using a Napa 3006 filter for well over 100k miles. No issues with either regular riding or on dyno pulls. This is the one with a 90* turn in it.

  Steve - but if you would, explain the "but" because I think it's relevant -  :great: Steve

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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2012, 05:19:30 pm »
tank venting  ;)  Steve
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2012, 06:18:20 pm »
Any filter that is made for fuel injection may not work well
Any filter added where the hose lines can kink may not work well
Any filter added that allows a bubble of air to sit along its length or the hose lengths may not work well
Any filter added can disrupt the flow rate of such a low pressure gravity flow system... and may not work well.
Any tank that is not venting correctly may not work well.
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2012, 08:36:09 pm »
tank venting  ;)  Steve
Are you referring to my starvation issues due to crosswinds?
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 10:59:23 pm »
tank venting  ;)  Steve
Are you referring to my starvation issues due to crosswinds?

more that you have removed the vent valves in the fuel cap, so there's no restriction to air equalizing the outgoing fuel... HMM, I think I just answered it for ya  :beerchug:  Steve
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2012, 11:05:46 pm »
tank venting  ;)  Steve
Are you referring to my starvation issues due to crosswinds?

more that you have removed the vent valves in the fuel cap, so there's no restriction to air equalizing the outgoing fuel... HMM, I think I just answered it for ya  :beerchug:  Steve
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2012, 12:17:59 am »
Cool.  What did you experience that led you to removing the vent valves in the fuel cap?
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2012, 02:25:17 am »
The infamous "tea kettle" effect  when shut down after riding.

I had a starvation issue that was independent of the above. When traveling with a good breeze coming from the right, the air rushing past the end of the fuel tank vent would create a vacuum in the tank. I would run out of gas with a gallon or two left. After much head scratching and consumption of adult thinking fluid, I decided to try moving the gas tank vent to a different, more protected location. No troubles with it since.
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2012, 02:26:08 am »
Purolator F29160 purchased at an Advanced Auto store. I told the clerk what I was trying to do, and he brought me about 5 different filters of the right hose diameters and I chose the smallest one. Small diameter, straight filter. It tucks in nicely. I did not cut any fuel line off, but was careful how I routed (sorry, no photos). I put it in over 10,000 miles ago after I cleaned the jets from sediment clogging; no issue whatsoever.
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2012, 11:47:26 am »
I removed the bottom flap from the gas cap and it solved what little starvation problem I had.  The only problem besides smelling the fumes occasionally while riding was the wife complained about the fumes in the garage.  So back in the cap the flap went ::) 
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2012, 01:40:38 pm »
You let your wife in the garage? Why would you do that, is that the only place to keep the lawnmower?  :))
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2012, 03:30:08 pm »
She keeps her Lincoln in the garage so she has to have access:'(
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Re: Inline fuel filter ?'s
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2012, 04:53:19 pm »
You let your wife in the garage? Why would you do that, is that the only place to keep the lawnmower?  :))

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