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Old 07-28-2003, 12:18 AM   #1
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is it alright to put a fuel line filter between the tank and the pipe? if so what whould do?
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why would you need a filter on the back pressure line??? it only flows gases and the ocasional oil but both of those would go through the filter.
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A lot of people including myself are using them.

It's simply a little insurance that no particles that could be in you pipe make it into the gas tank.

My filter usually has some grime in it when I clean it, so it does the job.
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Old 07-28-2003, 09:39 PM   #4
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I would not know if particles would enter from the pipe to the tank. I thought the reason why a filter is put in between the tank and pipe is to regulate pressure... I could be wrong.

In any case, if any foreign matter were to enter the tank, the tank should already have an internal filter.
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I would not know if particles would enter from the pipe to the tank. I thought the reason why a filter is put in between the tank and pipe is to regulate pressure... I could be wrong.

In any case, if any foreign matter were to enter the tank, the tank should already have an internal filter.
As you and I both know the serpent car has a problem with thiere new in tank filters. It is always a good idea to run an in line filter!
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I would not know if particles would enter from the pipe to the tank. I thought the reason why a filter is put in between the tank and pipe is to regulate pressure... I could be wrong.

In any case, if any foreign matter were to enter the tank, the tank should already have an internal filter.
That is the usual purpose, but, it seems putting it there to keep crap from entering the tank is the new "en-vouge" thing to explain the use of a fuel filter on the pressure line . It is a pretty good idea, but totally unnecessary for onroad cars that only see the race track. If you drive in very dirty parking lots (something I don't highly advise) it could be helpful.
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Old 07-29-2003, 12:28 AM   #7
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As you and I both know the serpent car has a problem with thiere new in tank filters. It is always a good idea to run an in line filter!
Well, I was referring to general cars... I didn't want to get Serpent specific

Yup, an inline filter to the carb it is... But this is a fuel filter in the pressure line between the tank and pipe they are debating here
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That is the usual purpose, but, it seems putting it there to keep crap from entering the tank is the new "en-vouge" thing to explain the use of a fuel filter on the pressure line . It is a pretty good idea, but totally unnecessary for onroad cars that only see the race track. If you drive in very dirty parking lots (something I don't highly advise) it could be helpful.
I guess that would be it.

Talking about this fuel filter in between the tank and pipe, Mugen has a part number for the MRX-3 which I believe is called the Pressure Chamber Set : Part # B0116. Now what did Mugen say that was for?



Is that a real fuel filter named as a pressure chamber which is kinda "en-vouge" thing like what you say?
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you do not need that kind of things for touring cars

1/8th on road, maybe
not touring
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Why not touring? What is the explanation for that? Both TC and 1/8th scale cars will run on similar on road tracks...

I'm actually interested to know what is the real reason for the pressure chamber in between the tank and the pipe on the MRX-3 is needed.
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I see that sort of thing for 1/8 off road buggies more actually.

You can do it to whatever car you like, but it borders on excessive, unless you are running offroad, dusty onroad track or have an extremely long main to run in. If you worry about this stuff... put it in, but otherwise, its like wearing a huge hat when the day is cloudy.
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its like wearing a huge hat when the day is cloudy.
I like that analogy
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Maybe it's to help neutralize exhaust pulses so the engine gets a steady fuel pressure. Same thing like using a long pressure line but without the reduced pressure from using such a long pressure line.
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That is what it was generally used for before
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I thought the reason why a filter is put in between the tank and pipe is to regulate pressure... I could be wrong.
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I've personally done it and does work quite well because I usually like to keep my lines short so they don't flop around and get into dangerous spots.
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