fuel filter help

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jeffspeeder

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i installed a lawnmower fuel filter and it says it will fit motors from 1 to 8 hp but the question is the oil that is in the gas getting strained out by going through the fuel filter?
 


azbill

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should only be a small mesh to screen out any particles in liquid
shouldn't seperate oil/gas
 
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jeffspeeder

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ya its a small mesh gas is getting through i have not run it since i put it on running the motor will make the gas flow throu the line better right?
 

azbill

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it won't make it flow better, the purpose of a fuel filter is to keep any sediment or rust or any other crap from clogging your carb
 
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jeffspeeder

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ya im getting flow but it slow i notice that when i turn the valve on when the motor is offf the gas dose nothardly flow but the bike is on it flows fine
 
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rcjunkie

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Some of these posts are fairly hard to read due to grammar and the use of vernacular. I'm not a spelling Nazi but do appreciate posts that are easily understood when read.

Notwithstanding, oil is mixed in solution with the gasoline and not separatable by a filter. A fuel filter will not cause higher flow rates but a moderately sized one can act as a miniature fuel reservoir for those of us who have a low and rear mounted fuel tank and ride up steep hills :)

Later,
 
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