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Old 08-13-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Gasoline fuel filter?

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Anyone use one?

I've had reason to dig into my carb as the "burbles" on my 50cc caused me to wonder what was happening to this previously smooth-running engine.

Lo & behold, there appeared for all the world to be little "rocks" caught in the carb screen.

I guess the crap had been building up for a while and it now came to my attention through the engine running a little bubbly in the mid range.

Cleaned it out and it's running fine now.

So, back to my question: anyone use an external gas line fuel filter?

If so, which one?
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: Gasoline fuel filter?

Overkill I guess but I use a large felt filter in my gas can and an inline one on my motor.
I prefer the large volume ones the RC car guys use. Odonnel I think. I have a 12 year old gas motor that is still clean in the carb.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:32 PM   #3
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Re: Gasoline fuel filter?

I too have a small felt filter in my tank on board (small engine repair shops have them for weed eaters) and I run a filter inline before my hand pump!
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:37 PM   #4
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Re: Gasoline fuel filter?

I have an inline fuel filter on my DA 50 but never used one on my Zenoah. I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to check the carb screen on the Zenoah.
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Re: Gasoline fuel filter?

I use (and sell) these Filtered Clunks. They work well.

The micro screen can be removed and cleaned or replaced when it gets clogged.

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Old 08-13-2009, 11:35 PM   #6
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Re: Gasoline fuel filter?

I use a dubro inline filter between the clunk and my hand pump and a second filter between the fuel dot and the "T". Just to make sure that I am not putting a whole lot of dirt into the tank.


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Old 08-14-2009, 07:02 AM   #7
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Good stuff. Thanks for the tips.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:07 AM   #8
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Re: Gasoline fuel filter?

Your lawnmower and weed wacker sales place will have a selection of disposable filters that will suit you.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:08 AM   #9
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Re: Gasoline fuel filter?

Used to sell those chainsaw clunk filters when I ran a small motor business. Another thing, if you want a good electric fuel pump, get a solenoid pump from one of the older European cars, maybe from the auto wreckers. Some lawn mowers use them too. My old Sears has one. Only problem, not a big problem, is that they only pump in one direction. I just switch the lines on the pump when I want to empty the tank.
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