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Old 09-03-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default fuel filter ????????????????????

is the fuel filter a good thing to have if so wat happens if dirt gets into the engine
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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is the fuel filter a good thing to have if so wat happens if dirt gets into the engine
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Fuel filters are just one more place that can leak in my opinion, some guys I know won't run without one but they aren't for me.
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I wouldn't dream of running without one. Maybe with an airplane or boat but off road its a nessissity. Imo i wouldn't even start the engine without a filter on it.

Oops i just seen it was a fuel filter not an air filter. Air Filter is a must, a fuel filter is optional but is a good thing to have. Just ziptie the fuel tubing on both ends, and you won't have to worry about air leaks.
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Fuel filters are just one more place that can leak in my opinion, some guys I know won't run without one but they aren't for me.
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i run fuel filters unless the tank has a clunk in it. but my filters are empty, i take the filter part out and just run it to hold fuel. the tank already has a filter built in so not much need for another filter.
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Even with the built in filter, which actually isn't a filter its a stone and is used to move the fuel line in the event your rig ends up on its lid. But still i find small pieces of crud that would have ended up in the engine had it not passed through the filter. You never know, the $3 it costs to buy gives you alittle extra insurance.
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I run it, I figure it can really hurt anything. I guess that is as long as its not leaking and its staying in place .
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Even with the built in filter, which actually isn't a filter its a stone and is used to move the fuel line in the event your rig ends up on its lid. But still i find small pieces of crud that would have ended up in the engine had it not passed through the filter. You never know, the $3 it costs to buy gives you alittle extra insurance.
and also screw with your tune... i stoped running the filter part in my filters because it was messing with my tune.... the one in the tank is a good filter, probably better than the one in your filter... i have never had dirty or anything in my lines and i never even have dirt in my tank, i run a minimum of 8 gallons in all my engines so im not to worried. i just had problems tuning one of my engines and someone said take the filter part out and i did and havent had a problem since.
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Even with the built in filter, which actually isn't a filter its a stone
Actually, all most fuel filters are stones.
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Actually, all most fuel filters are stones.


not all, of them i used to run a fuel filter that just had a sceen on it but i agree with jmaxey it does make your engine harder to tune. i guess because the fuel flows a little bit and you really have to lean the needles out to get it to run good.

im not running one now and it seems like my engine is easier to tune without it.
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Fuel filters are just one more place that can leak in my opinion, some guys I know won't run without one but they aren't for me.
X2 completely agree. Fuel filters are just one more source for headaches. All tanks have a stone filter built in anyway, so there really is no purpose to an inline filter. They can help when you're on your lid for extended periods of time if you're tank doesn't have a clunk(it should because you should be running losi anyway.). For racing conditions when there are marshals around you really don't need one. Not to mention if you're running a filter and you run out of gas it takes a lot more effort to get the engine primed and started again. My opinion, avoid inline filters at all costs.
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