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Re: [T3] My Automatic Square update (long)

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 12:01, Constantino Tobio wrote:
> A lot of folks recommend putting the fuel filter on the suction side
> of the fuel pump as opposed to the discharge side. The rationale being
> that it keeps gunk from getting in the fuel pump. I personally like
> this idea. Can anyone come up with a negative?

If you put a filter on the pressure side of the pump, it has to be a
pressure type filter. AND, they are a LOT more expensive. I know,
because I work for the worlds largest filter manufacturer. Mahle Filter
On the suction side, the filter can be about anything with 5/16"/8mm
fittings. At the current time, I think the one on my '71 says "Cushman"
on it. They were throwing some out, and I grabbed them.
I do have a supply now of the original square style.

> One other thing that might be worth checking out is the condition of
> the fuel suction sock on the inside of the tank (and the inside of the
> tank in general). Was the gunk in your filter really black or
> red-brown? Red would tell you there's an awful lot of rust in there-
> something you might want to take a look at if you have water
> accumulation.
Yeah, Toby, You might want to check the overflow hose on the gas tank.

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)

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