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Old 09-09-2018, 05:19 PM
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Not to mention... there are no flexible hoses aft of the firewall. It's even possible an insect, cottonwood lint or something could have gotten into the fuel line while we had the tank out. Not to self: Any time the tank is out (hopefully never again) plug the lines.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:41 PM
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[quote=scottmillhouse;1287275]
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Originally Posted by That type of debris should have been filtered at the gascolator. /QUOTE
Not on a 12 which has the pump near the gas tank and before the gasolator. It would have to pass through the tank finger screen but that is quite coarse.
Scott,
When I said "pump," I was referring to the mechanical engine fuel pump, which is downstream from the gascolator.
If you guys are talking about the boost pump, then I stand corrected with my previous post.

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Old 09-09-2018, 06:59 PM
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I found your problem.
http://www.facet-purolator.com/cube/

(Scroll down the page.)

Seriously, if you could find the installation instructions on the new 'improved' Facet web site, you'd see that they 'strongly recommend' a filter prior to the pump. You'd also see that the recommended installation orientation is the mounting tabs in a vertical plane, and the flow line in an upward 45 degree angle.

Obviously, almost none of us orient them that way and they still work. But trash is a pretty reliable way to make one quit working. IMO, it's a shame that the a/c kit companies haven't adopted automotive style in-tank 'sock' type filters. They're virtually clog proof, and self cleaning, for the life of the vehicle.
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Old 09-09-2018, 07:58 PM
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Did you see Facet disclaimer...

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Old 09-09-2018, 09:01 PM
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Did you see Facet disclaimer...

Am I required to say, 'Yes, that's why I posted the link?'

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