Fuel Dot's, Filters, and T's
Here you will find our Dots, Filters & Ts.
HOW TO USE FUEL FILTERS by Mike Dooley
- Use a heavy clunk style fuel filter in the fuel container, and another one on the fuel line before the filling probe so the container has 2 filters.
- Use a high quality inline fuel filter just 1" before the engine carburetor. If you are using a "T" with a fuel dot, the filter must be between the "T" and the carb.
- We also recommend using an inline fuel filter on the vent line to trap dirt, grass clippings etc. being sucked into your fuel tank from the vent line on the outside of the aircraft.
- There has been an untold number of poor running engines due to clogged filters, leaking filters, air leaks or filters installed and then being neglected forever. Partially clogged filters will usually lean the engine out until it melts down or becomes very problematic to start. Inspect the filters routinely.
- We recommend during your winter downtime to pull the entire fuel system, thoroughly inspect and re-plumb with fresh Tygon or equivalent.
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R/C model jets
, aerobatic planes
, DJI S1000 Octocopter
, and UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
to name a few are not
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