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Old 10-18-2003, 01:24 PM
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I'm not sure if the KE system fuel supply is set up this way, but some systems are set up with a bypass valve that will allow fuel to flow if the filter becomes clogged - much as the oil filter system has a bypass valve to allow oil flow to the engine if the pressure drop across the filter exceeds a certain level. This ensures that the engine will receive oil, however, that oil is unfiltered.

If the fuel supply system does not have a bypass valve, one could not change the filter until the engine stumbles at WOT and high revs, which is an indication of insufficient fuel supply due to a clogged filter, but I don't consider this to be good maintenance practice.

More frequent changes of the fuel filter is insurance if you suspect that the fuel is contaminated.

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