In line fuel filter direction

In line fuel filter direction

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Magog

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150 months

Saturday 1st May 2010
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What direction should I fit the fuel filter in. I've taken the old one out, just put the new one in, didn't realise before but looking at it that it seems to be directional. It's a clear plastic in line filter. At one end the filter is hard up against the perspex body, at the other end there is what I can only describe as an air gap between the filter and the perspex body. My question is which end goes towards the carbs and which the fuel pump/tank.

(Car Is a 1974 mgbgt btw)

mat13

1,975 posts

142 months

Saturday 1st May 2010
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There's normally an arrow somewhere on the filter, this goes in the direction of the fuel flow iirc.

Magog

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Saturday 1st May 2010
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mat13 said:
There's normally an arrow somewhere on the filter, this goes in the direction of the fuel flow iirc.
Bloody hell, there is! It was facing downwards the way I had fitted it, (that's my excuse anyway, you would have thought I'd have realised to look for some markings). Lady luck is shining on me today though as it seems to have gone in the right way round, time to tighten up some hose clips

Thank you very much.

perdu

4,868 posts

160 months

Saturday 1st May 2010
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hope this helps

The filter element should point into the flow so that even if it clogs with muck or water and collapses it will collapse in on itself and help prevent crud getting into your vital bits


dammit I seem to have lorst me picture frown

Edited by perdu on Saturday 1st May 14:59


Edited by perdu on Sunday 2nd May 20:45

mat13

1,975 posts

142 months

Saturday 1st May 2010
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Magog said:
mat13 said:
There's normally an arrow somewhere on the filter, this goes in the direction of the fuel flow iirc.
Bloody hell, there is! It was facing downwards the way I had fitted it, (that's my excuse anyway, you would have thought I'd have realised to look for some markings). Lady luck is shining on me today though as it seems to have gone in the right way round, time to tighten up some hose clips

Thank you very much.
Happy to help.

Magog

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Saturday 1st May 2010
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perdu said:
hope this helps

The filter element should point into the flow so that even if it clogs with muck or water and collapses it will collapse in on itself and help prevent crud getting into your vital bits
I knew there would be some logic to it. Thanks once again for all your help. The fuel filter is now all changed and tightened up. It went considerably better than the oil filter change, the three quarters of a gallon or so of oil under the car is testament to that... I'll save the details for another thread next week when I try and sort it all out!

perdu

4,868 posts

160 months

Saturday 1st May 2010
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I still wish I knew what happened to my lovely picture wot I drawed


frown

Dogwatch

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183 months

Saturday 1st May 2010
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perdu said:
I still wish I knew what happened to my lovely picture wot I drawed


frown
Lorst and gorne?

perdu

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160 months

Sunday 2nd May 2010
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Dogwatch said:
perdu said:
I still wish I knew what happened to my lovely picture wot I drawed


frown
Lorst and gorne?
and never called me mother

(or in this case

dad...)