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Q-Jet WithOut internal filter?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Burt4x4, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Burt4x4

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    Hey gang I removed the internal filter in my Q-jet cuz I have acouple inline filters already so simply didn't put one back in on my last carb rebuid. I have one filter inline before the pump and one after the pump before the carb.
    Does that change the fuel pressure? I am running a stock manual fuel pump.
    Is it a bad Idea to run without that little paper barrel in a Q-Jet?
    Anyone else do this?
    Thanks
     
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    I did it for a long time. As long as there is a filter somewhere between the pump and the carb you should be fine.
     
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    Sounds like the perfect setup.

    I always suggest running external filters. They are easier to change and you don't run the risk of buggering up the threads on the filter housing on your carb!
     
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    I put one before the carb so it was easier to change a couple of years ago.
     
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    Cool! Thanks!
     
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    I don't think before the pump is a good place for a filter. Filters cause a pressure loss and there is no pressure there to begin with (just vacume which doesn't do so well). The filter could cause there to be too much vacume and that will lower the boiling temp of the fuel and might be your problem. There also arn't small holes in the fuel pump to get cloged so it doesn't matter anyway.
     

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