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Old 08-03-2005, 06:34 PM
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Just out of interest has anyone that has had thier 1/5 scale R/C for longer than a year changed or had to change thier FUEL FILTER!
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Old 08-03-2005, 06:42 PM
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Im thinking of adding a in-line filter, is it needed or is it just added security?
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I think he's talking about the one in the tank that's at the end of the klunk.
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Old 08-03-2005, 06:47 PM
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thats what i was thinking but i suppose its better to be safe than sorry, its just that the end of my furl filter is a strange off white colour n im not too sure if its normal, im usually good with queries to do with mechanics but this time im baffled.
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Old 08-03-2005, 06:59 PM
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As long as it's not clogged up, a section of the cloth worn away or torn- don't worry about it. Discolouration is normal -compare new clear fuel tubing to a older petrol car. Latter is yellow.

You could take out the filter, apply washing up liquid, then squirt water opposite reverse direction- so should blast out dirts of dirt. Dry and reattach to klunk. A good tip is make sure fuel cap/seal/thread is dirt free. Check your jerry can as well (could have bits at the bottom) and of course car tank doesn't have grit on the bottom of the tank.
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:04 PM
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cool i will do, so you think that washing up liquid'll be ok to put on it, i thought maybe even if the smallest amount of washing up liquid was left on it, it would take the engine out.
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Obviously wash it out thoroughly afterwards, until the water runs clear, then keep on rinsing it. If you connect kitchen tap to the tubing, then keep it running low pressure (reversed direction) to the klunk for 5 minutes all will be removed and should push out any dirt. You need to remove oil from the filter for any dirt to rinse off. Towel dry it off, then leave overnight to dry.

I guess you could use watered down washing up liquid on the filter since it'll be easier to rinse.
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Good idea im gonna give it a go. Thanks for your help.
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I have in-line filters on both my MT and my touringcar. I'm always very carefull about NOT getting dirt into the tank, but I'm able to see some grit and stuff in the filter.

My fuel lines aare as new because I use ASPEN bio fuel so my filter is clear also making it possible to look at the filter itself inside the unit.

Better to be safe I guess.... And very cheap.

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