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Old 06-02-2007, 07:33 AM
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Fuel filter quick disconnect

Has anyone setup a "quick disconnect" for the primary filter? There has got to be a way to pop these in as opposed to pipe clamping them and having fuel run all over the place.

If not I may have to invent something.
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:12 AM
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I too have looked into this. This is one thing that I looked at, but have not used it yet........... http://www.mcmaster.com/ page 176.
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Old 06-02-2007, 11:55 AM
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A 1/4 drive, & tiny socket makes dealing with hose clamps really fast and much less frustrating when your in a hurry (or anytime).
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Old 06-02-2007, 12:19 PM
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True, but a quick connect would be even easier and with the closed valves, a lot less of a mess with WVO. I use diesel purge every oil change and this would make the bottle hook up much, much easier. But I have not done this yet because of the cost of the connectors. Still not sure it is worth that!
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:35 PM
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Quick Disconnect

I once cobbled up a water vapor injection system for a high-compression gas engine (worked, too!) using little brass valves made to be aquarium air bubbler valves. Being brass, heat shouldn't kill them, and they had a little knurled wheel adjustment/shut-off. I think they came in different hose sizes.
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:25 PM
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I never seem to spill alot of fuel when I do my filters..
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:58 PM
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I too have looked into this. This is one thing that I looked at, but have not used it yet........... http://www.mcmaster.com/ page 176.
There ya go!! The quick plug and barb would be perfect. Just set up a couple of filters in advance with the connectors and BAM you are a quick switch out filter. Too bad non of them have a check valve of some sort to hold fuel. OK I am being picky now.
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Here's what you're looking for, but they ain't cheap. (Nothing for race cars ever is)

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Old 06-03-2007, 08:46 AM
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There ya go!! The quick plug and barb would be perfect. Just set up a couple of filters in advance with the connectors and BAM you are a quick switch out filter. Too bad non of them have a check valve of some sort to hold fuel. OK I am being picky now.
They do have a check valve in them. Look to the right at the prices, one price for valved and one price without a valve.
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Here's what you're looking for, but they ain't cheap. (Nothing for race cars ever is)

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WOW. Would be neet to have, but it is down my list a bit. Thanks for the link.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:01 AM
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WOW. Would be neet to have, but it is down my list a bit. Thanks for the link.
I looked at your McMaster Carr link. It looks like those would work just fine. The listing describes them as fuel/gasoline rated. Still not too cheap.

I never find myself loosing all that much fuel when I change mine. Still a neat Idea for someone who wants to keep it super tidy in the engine bay.
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I did mine with a nearly empty tank, with the front on ramps and the back wheels on the ground. I took off the clamps and there was a dribble of diesel, then nothing!
Just do it!
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I did mine with a nearly empty tank, with the front on ramps and the back wheels on the ground. I took off the clamps and there was a dribble of diesel, then nothing!
Just do it!
I think the point may have been missed. I myself have changed many filters....3am in Jacksonville, on the side of the road, with WVO covering all of my new steering rubber boots. Sorry, no ramps avalible on the side of I95, other than exit ramps two miles away.
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