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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 12:02 PM
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fuel filter question

Hey all,

I replaced all my fuel lines on my CJ. I have a return line to my fuel cell since I am carb'd. I am looking to use a filter like the one attached. Can I do this? How do I work in the return line?

The kind I have now is just the stainless steel type with two inlet, one outlet.

Any suggestions?
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It would be nice if you attached a pic of it. [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img]
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thanks for the reminder....lol..
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Re: fuel filter question

I have a dumb question. Is it important to have a return line on a carberated system? I`m currently running without one and wonder if it`s a problem. Any coments appreciated.
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Re: fuel filter question

That looks like a pretty fancy Fuel filter. Is it reusable?
My new found theroy for fuel filters is to get ones that are not overly expencive, but get a few of them at a time. This theroy has come to light because I switched daily drivers a while ago. Probably about 5K miles ago. I went from a 91 YJ with a FI 2.5 . To my Scrambler with a SBC and a carb [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I have found that even the smalles bit of water or crud that gets in the fuel filter ruins it. So now I keep extras on hand.
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Re: fuel filter question

FWIW, I have no return line on mine either....I figure the mech. pump isn't going to make enough pressure to bounce the needle outta the seat...hasn't seemed to affect anything over the past 3 years.

I use the clear NAPA gold fuel filters. I like being able to *SEE* if there's any crud being passed from the tank and it's one less thing to check for when diagnosing ("well, it's got fuel..."). I'm gonna end up running 2 inline before the spring. Plus, they're cheap!!
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Re: fuel filter question

Well i started him on the return line, so ill give my thoughts.

When on a angle, were the float is just about staying shut, the pressure from not having a return line will pop it open and then overflow the bowl and stall the motor. With the return line, the pressure should drop off and not push the needle open. Thats my idea, if it will work. JW will find out, if he ever gets its done. [img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img]

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Re: fuel filter question

I haven't run the return style for years. Never noticed any difference. (even pretty darn vertical Jim....no problems)

So if you don't hack anything......just try it.

I also have to add that I can honestly say after LOTS of usage of that type of filter

run two filters
use that one as the first
Use the NAPA (WIX) gold clear as the second
You will be amazed at what will go by the first and the second will catch.

I know......1st hand.

And if you want, I am getting close to a filter change myself. I might even cut it apart (2nd filter) and take pics of it. It will blow you away.

The big filter is a great thing and also works as a water seperator. But I thought it was going to be a cure all for me. And it wasn't.

Go for two and have a great setup.
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Re: fuel filter question

Funny you should list the same things I was seeing Dave...Last summer I had to pull the 2100 down to flush all the crap out (even after changing the fuel filter about every 6 months...no trash visible, but it was "darker" than before). That's when I decided to run 2 filters...

Tank was shiny when I had it down early last year...probably got some chunks in it when I had to add some gas at URE (ran out on the hill of DutchJohn)...At least I had Aaron, Jeepgod, Elusive, & Marine02 to "cheer" [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] me on [img]images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]
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