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    Unhappy In-line fuel filter question (newb)

    I have a 79' Eliminator Sprint w/ a 454BB (330hp), recently purchased. It seems the passenger side tank has some crap that looks like old teflon tape that keeps clogging the (pre-pump) in-line filter, i've tried flushing the tank but got no results. Seems it only runs into and clogs the fuel line and filter (pre-pump) when i'm going across the lake. I bought a fuel/water separator but haven't installed it because the instructions say "not recommended for electric fuel pumps" which i do have. What i need to know is, is there a fuel/water separator for my application or even a larger in-line filter i can be reccomended to use?? I'm having diffulcuty getting any kind of solutions here where i'm located. Thanks in advance, please advise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoNeS View Post
    I have a 79' Eliminator Sprint w/ a 454BB (330hp), recently purchased. It seems the passenger side tank has some crap that looks like old teflon tape that keeps clogging the (pre-pump) in-line filter, i've tried flushing the tank but got no results. Seems it only runs into and clogs the fuel line and filter (pre-pump) when i'm going across the lake. I bought a fuel/water separator but haven't installed it because the instructions say "not recommended for electric fuel pumps" which i do have. What i need to know is, is there a fuel/water separator for my application or even a larger in-line filter i can be reccomended to use?? I'm having diffulcuty getting any kind of solutions here where i'm located. Thanks in advance, please advise.

    If you are getting that much debris I would recommend using a Racor high capacity or maybe a Baja, the biggest reason for the electric pump deal is priming, the larger filters are hard to prime if on the "suck" side of the fuel pump...


    That is if you have no plans of pulling and cleaning the fouled tank, you should have an anti siphon device that can get stuck "open" if it gets crap in it too.
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    Guess i'll go ahead with the install then and see how it turns out. I'll be looking into replacing the tanks in the near future, just wanted to "get by" for this weekend, also wanted to run it awhile to see if there was anything else i need to replace/repair, ect.

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