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Old 04-14-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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I have just installed an inline fuel filter (plastic) in the metal line just below the sediment bowl on my 30 Coupe . I am trying to keep rubbish out of the zenith.

I think that the clearance from the manifold / tail pipe is sufficient.

Is my clearance assumption correct ?
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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Do you have the small filter that fits in the shutoff valve?
That's the first line of defense.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:04 PM   #3
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Some also install a sort of "Standpipe" fuel line extension an inch or so above the tank's bottom so it does not pick up the sediment that lays on the bottom of the tank.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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MARKA,

That leaves very little room for error. I agree with Tom that you would be better off with the mesh filter that installs into the fuel shutoff valve inlet inside the tank.

If you must use a plastic filter in the fuel line, I would suggest it would be safer inside the car interior, underneath the fuel tank. That way, if it leaks, it makes a mess and smells horrible, but does not drip fuel onto a hot manifold, with the substantial potential for causing a fire.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:18 PM   #5
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Hi ,
there wasn't a filter in the bottom of the tank when I reinsatlled the valve at the bottom of the tank. But I made sure that I replaced the old brass screen in the sediment bowl and put in a new neoprene gasket for the glass bowl.

My main concern is ,

is the plastic filter far enough away from the heat to cause any problem. ?

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:21 PM   #6
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yes it is far enough away.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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i would actually move it down a little more so that the gas can travel a little bit further with the gravity feed before it's fed through the filter. I have it about half way down the line on my car.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:28 PM   #8
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Please get rid off that neoprene gasket in the fuel bowl the chances are high it starts to leak or dissolve in time and creating ??????? Go for the cork gasket, no leaks and cheap to.Further if you have to use a in-line filter try to find a one who is made of steel . you'll find them again also cheap at Napa or tractor shops.
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Old 04-14-2011, 11:20 PM   #9
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Ive used those plastic inline filters on my riding mower and they crack and fall apart
I would never put one on my car, especially over the hot exhaust pipe
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Ive used those plastic inline filters on my riding mower and they crack and fall apart
I would never put one on my car, especially over the hot exhaust pipe
Me neither!

Do motorcycle filters come in metal? I would think a motorcycle filter designed to work in a gravity feed system would be the best thing if you feel you need a filter.
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Old 04-15-2011, 12:54 AM   #11
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Your next question to the board will be, "Why does my car run out of power on a long upgrade?" Slosh and drain your tank through a gauze filter enough times that you no longer have gunk showing up on the gauze. install the little screen filter above the shutoff valve and you'll be good to go. Inline filters restrict gas flow and cause problems.
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