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Old 02-25-2019, 09:03 AM
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I had a Facet pump fail on the way to OSH a few years back. It's under the co-pilot seat to feed the right main to the header. It was a low time pump but it decided not to work for some reason. Long story short, I had to remove the seat and hit the pump with a crescent wrench every time I wanted to transfer fuel. From Vegas to OSH.. Went to Spruce at OSH, bought a new pump, replaced it and it's fine ever since. Oh well.. It happens.
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:58 PM
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So these are definitely sensitive to any debris; I pulled the one that failed, and there are a couple of tiny aluminum shavings in there. Cleaned out, all is good / functional again.

Is there any reason the pump cannot be re-used after it is disassembled? It is a simple matter to unscrew the boss and remove the spring and plunger and reassemble; I don't see any locking mechanisms, and the bosses are not staked or anything else.

I was thinking of keeping the one I removed and cleaned as a spare, since I already bought a replacement...
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:05 PM
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Summit makes some great inline filters with a surface area far greater than the disc type....

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...placementparts

Here is the SS filter....

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-230112
These are exceptional. But man, what a price tag......seems way over the top for what it is. That said, the Andair filter are at least as expensive.....
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:09 PM
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These are exceptional. But man, what a price tag......seems way over the top for what it is. That said, the Andair filter are at least as expensive.....
It's a one time purchase. Treat it right and it will last the life of your airframe....
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/s...placementparts
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:05 PM
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These are exceptional. But man, what a price tag......seems way over the top for what it is. That said, the Andair filter are at least as expensive.....
I guess everything is relative, I thought the price seemed pretty reasonable!
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