RE: [DML] Fuel filter/line questions
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RE: [DML] Fuel filter/line questions



Personally I think the rubber line and clip to hold the line to the metal 
hose in the boot is done for convenience of removing the assembly as a whole 
by unhooking the rubber lines.  I would recommend upgrading the metal line 
going into the boot with a SS version the vendors sell.  I removed one from 
a car that was all rust along with the rest of the metal in the tank.

As far as melting the inside of the filter...check the line to the Fuel 
DIstributor.  I had a car that had this line sitting on the exhaust 
manifold.  I was surprised it was not melted through.  But this could cause 
heating of the filter through transfer as well.  I'm pretty sure that heat 
from the cooling fans can heat the gas tank a bit and thusly the fuel in the 
lines not to mention that heat is deflected in the compartment by the metal 
shields attached to the pontoon.  I'd just replace the filter and make sure 
you have a good one to replace it with.  Could afterall just be a defective 
filter.  I've never seen this problem but just throwing out some possible 
causes off the top of my head.

Jeff in NC


>From: "stainlessilusion" <5n-@xxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Fuel filter/line questions
>Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 05:30:15 -0000
>
>I was looking at the fuel filter I replaced today and noticed that
>inside the inlet, the plastic was melted and bowed in. What could
>cause such high temperature that the pastic would actually melt?
>There's no extreme heat source near the filter, just a coolant pipe
>which doesn't touch. Also, the fuel return line runs through the fuel
>pump boot to a steel "L" shaped line, and then to a rubber line that's
>directed into the baffle and clipped into place so it will flow to the
>pick-up hose... Is this done for a reason? Or can I lose the rubber
>line/clip? -----Dani B. #5003





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