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#1 Jamdog

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:16 PM

I was just wondering if anybody knew of any good fuel filters, (other than something like a filter king which is expensive and unnecessary for me).

Ive got one of those generic fuel filters from minispares and its absolutely useless, the plastic mesh is too big to catch anything. As a result, crap coming up from my fuel pump keeps jamming the needle valve and making the carb overflow petrol, and god knows what its damage all the debris is doing to my engine.

One of these: http://minispares.co...|Back to search

#2 Moke Spider

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:56 AM

For carbs, Ryco have good ones;-

 

https://automotivesu...AiABEgKafPD_BwE

 

I do agree with what you've found with the mesh type ones, I've seen a few engines wear prematurely from them.



#3 timmy850

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:28 AM

My favourite is the Ryco Z92. It's got a 90 degree angle, so good for going from the bulkhead to the carbs. 

https://automotivesu...com.au/ryco-z92

 

Any good auto shop will have a huge range of fuel filters. They should be able to find one that matches your fuel lines



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 05:29 AM

I wonder why Minispares keeps on selling cr*p!! All filters should specify the mesh microns and usually one can see a filter's true efficiency by looking at its filter surface area. That filter is not cheap either at  10 quid.

 

Fortunately here in SA we have a good old GUD plastic cased filter which works well.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:37 AM

i have one of those type of mini spares filter on mine been fine over 10000 miles and the one before. maybe I should look at the mesh

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:06 PM

I can’t get Ryco in the UK, so I’ll have to keep looking. Seems hard to find anything with a brand name on it with 1/4” fittings

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:13 PM

I use the MOT testing equipment filters (used to trap water on Emissions machines)

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:39 PM

Here's some that should be quite OK;-

 

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B0051ODICC

 

https://www.demon-tw...sal-fuel-filter

 

http://www.premiermo...ilter-217-p.asp

 

Pretty much any filter that has a paper element should be fine. Avoid the gauze types.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:55 PM

I use an oem part by mahle. Pretty sure it's this one.

https://www.ebay.co....tm/253214194437


Sounds like its time to clean out the tank and lines, there shouldn't be any muck in the system anyway.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 05:12 AM

Filter king? I think malpassi made similar ones too.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:57 AM

Somerford mini do a good range of filters.




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