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Old 04-10-2007, 12:18 PM
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I'd need to look at my notes, but I seem to recall my tank screens were 40 per inch. Its a brass screen that is used in well heads to keep sand out.

My thoughts on the in line filters are, after they clog and bypass, you probably won't know about it until the "injectors" or carb fingers are also plugged up.

My approach was to filter out the particles before they even get into the fuel line.

PS - I just ordered an Airflow Fuel injection system, so I'm now in the same boat as you, i.e. eliminate debris in the fuel lines.

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:00 PM
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I think Eracer ended up with a screen that was good to 10 microns before he solved the problem, quite a bit smaller than 40 per inch.

I talkin 20 or 30 square inches or was it 100 square inches, anyway lots of square inches, progressive screens, no filters as they clog and pressure relief

I believe that rv6jguy has 5 progressive screens on his subarooooo
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:34 PM
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Eracer is schmart - copy his set up or better yet

RV6jguy is a racecar fuel injection pro - use the same screens he is using

Waiter - you schmart too, i just be unedumacated
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Old 04-10-2007, 02:42 PM
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My gosh where's the crap coming from?! What's the paranoia guys? Maybe locking fuel caps is the answer. I haven't flown much but I've never been on the side of the road for dirt in my fuel even with rusty old fuel tanks. Water, yes, cars, boats but no dirt.

If you're really afraid you can use a marine type fuel filter and water separator. They're huge and just change or inspect them regularly.
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Tell that to Eracer - blew a jug when the injector clogged and it went leeeeeeean
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Decision is made - another thing done

RV6jguy thinks it may be overkill - thats ok by me - our tanks are notorious for harboring crap

2 2.5x8 inch pressure bypass SS screen 75 micron filters - one between each tank and the valve

one in the hell hole same size with pressure bypass but 45 micron mesh

don't ask the cost
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mounting bracket - tried this - will see shortly if it works, want it to hold the filter securely and allow for removal and cleaning
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Sure glad i chose the fuel filters from hell, -10 fitting, rated at 1100 GPH two rated at 75 microns, one per tank, and one at 45 microns at the firewall.

expensive but with all the planes falling out of the sky because of cloged filters the chance of that happening to me is slim. The filters are huge and if the first one plugs up, the second one will still work because of the internal bypass.

Simple and robust.

Finally put the valve in place permanently and two fuel lines, permanently. I really hope to fly next year and this stuff has to get done.
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Dust,

You might want to put some sort of softish (silicone) material between the filter and it's fiberglass housing. Glass is very abrasive to aluminum and with engine vibration there will probably considerable abrasion over time. You can call the material it creates, Dust's aluminum dust.
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