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Best Fuel Filter ??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by beater32, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. beater32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 337


    Too many options around for a fuel filter...can i get some opinions on what's being used ? Running 3/8 lines. Unsure on reusable filters or not..Thanks
  2. beater32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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  3. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,627

    from ruskin, fl

    I like using this replaceable element style.

  4. Grudge
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
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  5. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 3,455

    from Noo Yawk

    I like the glass bowl type. I like seeing what I have flowing to the squirters. And they look the part too.
  6. Mildsteel
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 74

    from VALE N.C.

  7. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 9,730

    from Missouri

    You can use the one for the cross fire chevy engine thay have a 3/8 flair on one end and 3/8 nipple on the other and most of your fuel injected system filters are high capicity and flow shit most people dont change them for maybe 70,000 plus miles.
  8. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
    Posts: 1,020


    10 micron rated and big enough to last my lifetime, available at any auto parts store:


  9. The canister style fuel filter generally have larger capacity than the
    smaller inline filters. It really depend whether you are running a carb
    or an EFI system, as some of these filters are not intended for pressures
    over 15 PSI. The other thing in mounting and plumbing the system, is
    can you service it with a full tank of fuel. Anything which comes out
    of the bottom of the tank(under the liquid level) cannot be serviced
    unless the tank is drained or has a shutoff valve(ball valve preferred).
    This is why it is not legal to pull fuel out of the bottom or rear sump
    in a street car. Yes there are thousands of them out there, including
    most pro street cars, but that does not make it right. In a drag car
    this is the standard configuration, but fuel pulled from the top of the
    tank with a pickup tube is the best method for a street driven car.
    That is why more and more people are using in tank pumps, but most
    cannot be serviced without dropping the fuel tank out of the car.

  10. beater32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 337


    Thanks for the info. The filter that Canuck posted looks like what i'm after. Any links for where i could find one? (i'm in NZ) Cheers
  11. Got a part number for that one?

    The BEST used to be a Delco GF62C, Socal even had it in their catalog but it has been discontinued. I have been looking for a replacement PN since.
  12. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,722


    This is my Volvo unit next to the fuel pump. Readily available and easy to replace. From a 244 I believe?, threaded inlet and outlet.

    Attached Files:

  13. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,547

    V8 Bob

    Fuel filter choice really depends on the kind of fuel pump. For carburetors, a stock-type mechanical "puller" can handle a very fine filter such as the cartridges from Fram and others, rated at 10 micron. But some "pusher" inline electric pumps, however, suggest/recommend no more than a 100 micron filter on the inlet side, with a 40 or finer micron to the carb(s).
    The replaceable/cleanable SS element filters are, IMO, the best choice, because of never having to buy another paper element that may be made overseas of poor quality, and/or may be damaged caused by today's gasoline blends. Some are available with several filtration/flow ratings, like Holleys/Earls, my choice. :)
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013
  14. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
    Posts: 1,020


    The filter head was purchased from a Canadian institution, Princess Auto. Think a cross between Harbour Freight, NAPA, and Tractor supply. No manufacturer info on it.

    In their catalogue section “Driveline , Hydraulics Fluid Conditioning , Housings, In-line ,3/4 in. NPT In-Line Filter Head "
    Max. Continuous Pressure 150 PSI<O:p
    Max. Continuous Flow 10 GPM
    <O:pInlet/Outlet Ports 3/4 in. NPTF<O:p
    Element Size 5.35 and 7.87 in.<O:p
    Bypass Pressure 25 PSI<O:p

    <O:pThis part could be available locally thru a hydraulic supplier. Mounting bracket design is up to you.<O:p


    The Filter is a standard WIX part. Could be cross referenced with other brands. I got mine from a local auto parts supplier (Piston Ring) that handles WIX. Stocked item at the local store.<O:p

    The one thing that doesn't show up in the picture is the size, the filter is nearly as big as a PH-8 oil filter. Made for diesel,s but compatible with gasoline.<O:p

    Fuel Filter Head 1X16, ¾ NPT P/A# 8006258 $13.99
    Fuel Filter 3.67” OD, Gasket 2.729/2.415” - WIX 24006 $8.00
    Adapters from Fairview, NPT to 3/8" inverted flare.

    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  15. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,223


    If running a Ford engine, you can use an earlier style fuel pump with the integral canister fuel filter. I had a problem with my rusty fuel tank repeatedly clogging the tiny inline filter at the carburetor, and switching to the early style filter/fuel pump solved the problem. The filter can hold a large amount of sediment and rust and keep working. Plus, filters are a dollar or so at the swap meets. I imagine other engines might have similar fuel pump/filter setups available.

    I also like the glass bowls, they can be readily removed, dirt and water dumped out, then wiped clean and reinstalled, all on the side of the road with no tools. Plus you can fill them with your favourite carb cleaner/miracle solvent to give a quick carburetor cleaning.

    As an aside, last fall I had an inline canister fuel filter fall apart internally. It was only about six months old, and one of the internal element glue joints failed. It was the second time I'd seen this.
  16. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 7,808

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Most of these are OK after the fuel pump,if you are running an electric fuel pump DO NOT run a paper element between the tank and the pump it can suck the paper in and fry the pump,Summit now warns against this.I lost a new Holley Red pump within 3 hours run time from a paper clog.

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