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In 2015 I cleaned then coated the fuel tank on my 240. Today I put a new screen in the low pressure glass filter that I use.

Nothing even close to pink from the Red-Kote, yea for me!

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1 hour ago, siteunseen said:

Today I put a new screen in the low pressure glass filter that I use.

Cliff, remind me to tell you some day how I almost burned my car to the ground because of one of those stupid glass filters. Throw it in the garbage where it belongs.

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They don't filter for squat either.

2 hours ago, grannyknot said:

Throw it in the garbage where it belongs.

What he said.

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5 hours ago, siteunseen said:

What do y'all think about spoons? I use one almost daily without poking my eyes out. :love:

 YET!

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I use this for a pre-pump filter in my 240z.

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My tank hasn't been restored though so not sure I would use a filter if it had.

 

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23 minutes ago, jonathanrussell said:

My tank hasn't been restored though so not sure I would use a filter if it had.

I'm kinda weird I guess but I like to see the fuel to make sure it's not colored any shade of red from the tank lining.  My car sits for months without being cranked much less moved to slosh the fuel around inside the tank.

I have a Fram G2 out of the tank, the glass one then the OE mounted on the inside fender.

Another neat thing about those glass filters, when my float levels were off that thing was never completely full.  After a painstaking week of getting the floats right that filter has always been completely full.  If I see it's not full and filling itself up as the car runs I will revisit the float levels. :beer:

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Site...didn't you say that you think your success with Red-Kote has to do with the fact that you let it cure for weeks or something like that? I am trying to figure out what I am going to use to coat one of my tanks I am about to restore.

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Yes!  @Bonzi Lon told me about that important step.  The instructions say let it cure until there's no chemical smell.  Mine sat for about a month for the 240's, my 280 sat for two weeks.

I have some helpful tips I can share on the whole tank refurbishing thing.  Glad to help if I can.

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6 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

I have some helpful tips I can share on the whole tank refurbishing thing.  Glad to help if I can.

Tips would be much appreciated.

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8 hours ago, siteunseen said:

Another neat thing about those glass filters, when my float levels were off that thing was never completely full.  After a painstaking week of getting the floats right that filter has always been completely full.  If I see it's not full and filling itself up as the car runs I will revisit the float levels. :beer:

I agree, I like to see the fuel too that's why I got one, but the problem is not the glass it's the cheap pot metal on either end, it has no strength.  This is a much safer bet,

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You are 100% right Chris!  I've split a couple of the ends over the years and that threaded center stalk deteriorates over time.  A fuel filter that's not fuel proof?  Anyway I hand tighten mine and check them all the time.

I will look around for an aluminum one like you've posted, Jegs has good variety.  Thanks, Cliff.

I like this one...

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That sucks. Good thing it didn’t happen when you were driving. I guess I won’t get one of those.


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37 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

I bow down in shame.

Went downstairs to wash some clothes and the smell of gas hit me. Which one you did this?

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That was oddly coincidental! It wasn't me...

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1 hour ago, Mark Maras said:

 It's called Synchronicity. I suggest you look skyward and say thanks.

One of my favorite albums. 8^)

"The telephone is ringing...is that my Mother on the phone?"

These are the reasons for an electric water heater in my downstars garage.

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On 6/21/2019 at 6:46 PM, grannyknot said:

I agree, I like to see the fuel too that's why I got one, but the problem is not the glass it's the cheap pot metal on either end, it has no strength.  This is a much safer bet,

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How do these secure the hose ends?

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