Fuel filter for sediment bowl.

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Re: Fuel filter for sediment bowl.

Postby inairam » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:51 am

Clemsonfor wrote: you can drain it and let it dry and suck it out with a flexible tube for your shop vac. May have to reduce it down to 3/8 fuel line or 3/4 heater hose but is doable.

Like I said easy to clean the sediment bowl harder to vacuum out the tank.

I really do not think there is too much of a loss of capacity It is more the issue of stuff staying in the tank. But any increase in the "empty" level could trap water in the bottom of the tank and not get to the sediment bowl.

There are a bunch of posts on tank cleaning. so a clean tank, clean gas storage, and the fine mesh filter on the sediment bowl you are protecting your carb.

There are also many posts about restricted fuel flow issues. If the in-tank filter clogs or is restricting flow in some way how do you know? drain the tank and take out the sediment bowl to inspect the filter? a lot of work vs tunr off the gas, take out and dump the sediment bowl and clean or replace the filter.

I see the in-tank filter has the possibility of causing more problems then it solves. Maybe I an wrong - probably am. It is just one more thing in the fuel system. That makes the fuel system more complicated. The in-tank filter is hard to inspect and clean. It clouds troubleshooting efforts because it is one more thing that should be checked when running down a problem.

I bought 3 of these and was going to do it. Just the more I thought about it the less I liked it. Just my opinion. The original poster was asking for opinions.
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Re: Fuel filter for sediment bowl.

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:17 am

(Don't NEVER NEVER EVER use a shop vac to suck out a gas tank. Utube has videos of this procedure (and the impending explosion)!
FYI. the Cub fuel bowl is too shallow to accommodate the paper filter in the first link. If a guy really wanted to use one, he could install the bowl and bail from the bigger tractors. I looked in my cabinet and found 7 of those filters, under two part #'s, The filter was the same, different gasket. These would have been intended for certain cars (trucks) from the 50's and 60's. They have been in my cabinet nearly 40 years.

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Re: Fuel filter for sediment bowl.

Postby radioguy41 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:56 am

Gary Dotson wrote:If a guy really wanted to use one, he could install the bowl and bail from the bigger tractors.

I'm not sure there's enough room between the tank and the bellhousing to accomodate the longer bowl. I would think IH would have used one, if it had been practical, rather than create a new product code. I'd make sure before ordering one.
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Re: Fuel filter for sediment bowl.

Postby Frozenstate » Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:51 pm

I always did what it said on the tractor, "use clean fuel, keep it clean. No need to reinvent something thats works as it should.

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Re: Fuel filter for sediment bowl.

Postby Clemsonfor » Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:31 pm

Frozenstate wrote:I always did what it said on the tractor, "use clean fuel, keep it clean. No need to reinvent something thats works as it should.

I think most folks use clean fuel. This is probably easier than ever with today's stations and they filter before it goes in your can. And very few people use metal gas tanks to transport these days so it's in a plastic can. Not many people have bulk gas tanks like the farm did 50 years ago that may be sitting around again in a metal tank with water in it.

The problem comes from the metal tank in the tractor and if there is moisture in it, that creates rust and the rust then gets into the fuel system.

I have a 40 year old truck. It has a quadrajet which has the tiny filter in the carb. I have dual metal tanks which have rust in then, cause there metal. I run an online filter before the pump to catch most of the trash before it gets to the pump and then to my carb. I drive the truck 1000 to 2000 miles a year and after a few years I end up with a pinch of rust in that filter, not to mention what was trapped in the paper element. That's just the life with metal tanks, I also only put clean fuel in my truck. It comes right out of a gas pump which filters right before that fuel hits the fuel hose into my tanks.

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