post #1 of Old 05-04-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Directions on changing out fuel filter

Was recommend to move my fuel filter away from engine so I figured I would change out the filter in process not sure last time it was done. Anyone have recommendations / directions and ideas on how to mount?

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post #2 of Old 05-05-2013, 06:28 AM
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Are you running an electric fuel pump?
The filter needs to be after the fuel pump if mechanical due to the return line. I'm not sure if moving it from its stock location of over the intake would work out very well, and most folks have theirs in stock location.
What is the theory behind moving it, vapor lock?

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post #3 of Old 05-05-2013, 07:41 AM
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Why was it recommended to move it away from the engine? Millions of vehicles have it right there in the engine area or even built into the carburetor.
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post #4 of Old 05-05-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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It was recommend in case anything happened it would not be a fire hazards. I would just run longer tubing so nothing would really change on its hook up just where placed.
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post #5 of Old 05-05-2013, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by mpatch
It was recommend in case anything happened it would not be a fire hazards. I would just run longer tubing so nothing would really change on its hook up just where placed.


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I don't see a roller coaster of fuel lines in the engine compartment being any safer. My main concern would now be finding someone with REAL advice and not theories. If I had my way engines would use magnets instead of connecting rods on horizontally opposed cylinders to create a near non resistance engine. It of course would run on refined unicorn flatulence.


A.
If you are worried about fuel catching fire; Check for leaks(given), if it does leak it still needs spark, so make sure there aren't any scraggly wires arcing away on your manifold scribing reverse brail as you cruise down the road, also if you've hooned your ignition up and screwed up timing to the point it's backfiring GET A TIMING LIGHT. Those steps would ensure your car is as safe as everyone else driving with that set up.

B.
If you really want to be safe; come up with a non-cheapo electric fuel pump, figure out how to regulate the pressure, put a filter somewhere in there, and run a line up your tranny and into the valley.

C.
Swap a Diesel engine in. Diesel takes a lot to get going in terms of fires. The mileage and power would just be icing on the cake

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