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Old 08-11-2010, 12:07 PM   #11
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Re: Using fuel filters on glow engines!

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The fuel lines on my glow airplanes get replaced when 1 line shows signs of wear. So then all the lines get replaced. I had a line inside my fuel jug split, and started sucking air, so all the lines on my fuel jug got replaced.

I just took apart my inline fuel filter on my jug, its been there for 3 years, and not one thing in it, it was spotless.

I always clean the fuel tank before it goes into a plane, blow out all the fuel lines, and use a sharp #11 blade to cut the lines. So far, so good.

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Old 08-11-2010, 03:13 PM   #12
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Re: Using fuel filters on glow engines!

Quote Propworn " Anyone else have ideas on how to reduce contamination of Nitro fuels?"

As you know, I have been doing a lot of research on various fuels over the past few days and I came across an article on the care and storage of nitro fuels.

One of the main things it said was: "NEVER pump unused fuel from your airplane tank back into your fuel jug. The reasoning was that the pressure line from the muffler to the fuel tank causes muffler pressure to the tank allowing for better fuel flow, but that air may have exhaust contaminents as well as pumping humid air into the fuel tank which can be absorbed by the alcohol as it has an affinity for moisture. Most people use a jug of fuel for many trips to the flying field before it's depleted so the process of pumping unused fuel back into the jug occurs many times over the life of the fuel, greatly contaminating the fuel causing engine run problems as well as internal engine problems.
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