Damn that's a good idea. Not cheap, but I may have to do that. Without using you as my google too much, are there cheaper options that do a decent job?One of the best investments I have found to keep junk out of your carb (some of those inlines are just rock catchers). Ran them exclusively on the boat with rusty tanks, and decided to put one in the 40;
[120at]parker racor fuel filter/water separator, 10 micron
Well worth the money, mine even had a bracket to mount it.
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Awesome, great info. Makes sense that it's a housing with replaceable inner. Cheers!It is the initial expense for the body, then the occasional replacement of the filtering element (dependent on your supply situation).
I use the R12S. When running the boat with Mexican gas in Rocky Point (and cruddy tanks) I would replace after every season.
Racor R12S Replacement Element - R12S 2 micron Racor - Star Marine Depot
In the 40, I actually got 5 years after the first install before an element change and when it became time to rebuild the carb, it was spotless inside.
Thanks!Dude...this thread....awesome story... awesome truck!
Nothing like the sound of a well tuned inline at idle, reminds me of an old school sewing machine.
Tim, after what you have accomplished to this point, I have no question you will solve the idle issue.
Need to shake your hand someday.
GREAT Thread... Hope you engine issue turns out to be a small problem and not a big one. I am subscribed for the ride!! Nice find here too...
Out of curiosity, what kind of plane was the wasp nest on when you when to get the 40p..?? Looks like it was in need of rescuing too... Pitot tube was all blocked with dirt or something else... Shame!
It sure is, I was wondering if the top of the push-rod that broke off ended up down there and did some damage before I shut it down and started pulling the engine apart. It's not too far from the carb being #6, but there are closer ones. I haven't looked at the rod bearing yet, we'll see how bad it is. I'll update as I go!That cylinder scoring seems really low on the piston skirt. Like something in the oil pan jumped up and got caught rather than something falling in from the more common top side (e.g., debris from changing plugs). Then again ... maybe it looks like corrosion/rust from sitting: is that cylinder directly under the carb?
Let us know what you find.