FUEL FILTER

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#1 FUEL FILTER

Post by madjack4 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:37 pm

Hi a warning about fuel filters i got let yesterday the engine just lost power out of the blue i stopped restarted it ran for 2 mins then stopped again i nursed it home stopping leaving it for 5 min s then restating it for about 2mins about 200yards at a time. Today checked through fuel system fuel filter was new 12months ago it looked clean through glass bowl fuel was getting to bowl but not coming out removed filter tried to blow through it blocked solid but looked spotless ? another sub standard part that could have caused a big problem had i been far away done away with it and fitted a vauxhall in line filter
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#2 Re: FUEL FILTER

Post by Bfastr » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 pm

just an FYI. if you are talking about the C28080 style modern replacement filters they fill from the inside and therefore all the crud will never be visible from the glass bowl. do some searches and you will find replacements that mimc the original style, for Ex. a Wix 33034. (assuming you have a S1 or S2 car)
but you will need to research the tricks of getting the seal at the top to work properly.

so I will have to say, sounds like the filter you had did exactly as designed.

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#3 Re: FUEL FILTER

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:36 pm

Bfastr wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:03 pm
so I will have to say, sounds like the filter you had did exactly as designed.
Precisely.

What worries me more is the fact that the filter was so heavily blocked after only a year. Perhaps some investigative and cleaning work is called for?

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#4 Re: FUEL FILTER

Post by madjack4 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:55 pm

Hi it was not blocked it had collapsed in its self i put air line on it it was clean but the filter material had deteriorated so no fuel would pass through it just poor quality filter
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#5 Re: FUEL FILTER

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:02 pm

Ahh.

Why am I not surprised?

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#6 Re: FUEL FILTER

Post by madjack4 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi just an update been to hudsons today it appears this fuel filter problem is a known fault they have had a few filters causing the same problem so be warned you could be the next e type stuck
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