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Post by ShovelHead » Thu May 30, 2019 7:37 am

hi
what are your opinions on fuel filters . I have just changed my inline fuel filter it was about 2 inches long and the filter looked as if
it was made of paper the bike was stopping after a few miles from fuel starvation it looked as if there was a air buble at one end of the filter
i rmoved the line to the carb no fuel give it a shake and fuel came out . long story short changed the filter to a new one the size of a
two bob bit by half an inch and hey presto.but looking at the old filter it looked fine to me and i could blow air through the paper filter
was a bit discoloured.



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Post by SteveWalsh » Thu May 30, 2019 8:21 am

The filter stops microscopic particles, and eventually will stop or slow down the fuel flow, I wouldn't worry about the air bubble, It will be fine.

Me being a bit of an anorak, I usually cut open fuel filters I change on my own stuff to see what has collected inside, most of the time there is nothing inside. But for the cost of them it is usually worth changing as a matter of course.

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Post by papasmurf » Thu May 30, 2019 8:44 am

SteveWalsh wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 8:21 am
The filter stops microscopic particles, and eventually will stop or slow down the fuel flow, I wouldn't worry about the air bubble, It will be fine.

Me being a bit of an anorak, I usually cut open fuel filters I change on my own stuff to see what has collected inside, most of the time there is nothing inside. But for the cost of them it is usually worth changing as a matter of course.
SteveWalsh wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 8:21 am
The filter stops microscopic particles, and eventually will stop or slow down the fuel flow, I wouldn't worry about the air bubble, It will be fine.

Me being a bit of an anorak, I usually cut open fuel filters I change on my own stuff to see what has collected inside, most of the time there is nothing inside. But for the cost of them it is usually worth changing as a matter of course.
This episode of Itchy Boots show a 22000 kilometre service on a Royal Enfield Himalayan, That has been trevelling through countries where I would want ground attack aircraft cover and a few main battle tanks as escort. The roads travelled were rough in he main and the petrol of quesionable quality. The fuel filters were filthy.

Watch from nine minutes in:-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JQLmdB_tsQ
[bbvideo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JQLmdB_tsQ[/bbvideo]

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