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Old 11-09-2017, 11:50 AM
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Thanks Rob. It's nice to have it summarized in one place.
Keep in mind it's not an exhaustive list.
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Old 11-09-2017, 01:55 PM
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Your sumps won't release any particulate contamination that is sitting in a low spot elsewhere in the tank when you sump the tank before flight. The gascolator will catch it during flight for you.
What is wrong with the fuel filters being allowed to perform that function? How much crud does one typically find in their fuel?
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Randy, fuel filters will slowly restrict fuel flow as they clog to the point of causing a complete blockage if left unchecked or unnoticed. Until the bowl fills up with sediment and/or water, a gascolator should not restrict fuel flow... And it can be easily checked by draining before each flight.
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