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Where is your fuel filter ?
1) I don't need one.
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
2) Under the gas tank.
29%
 29%  [ 24 ]
3) Next to the transmission.
43%
 43%  [ 35 ]
4) In the engine bay between the fuel pump and carburetor.
16%
 16%  [ 13 ]
5) In the engine bay before the fuel pump.
8%
 8%  [ 7 ]
Total Votes : 81

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:16 pm    Post subject: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Where is your fuel filter ?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Uh oh.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

3) next to transmission
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Pulseflux wrote:
3) next to transmission

Click the circle next to #3 and click "Submit Vote" to have it counted in the poll results.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Canít do multiples in this poll = fail.

I used to have three: screens in the tank and fuel pump, filter next to the transmission. Had to replace the fuel pump so now Iím down to just two.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Moderator says:
Since it seems like this person wanted to do a poll, let's stick with voting and voting comments and not get into another war over where a filter should be or if you need one since that is well covered in multiple threads.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

I have two. One under the fuel tank, and one by the transmission.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:49 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

2, same as Tim.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

I have a cheap plastic filter down low by transmission. My reasoning is twofold, if it did leak Iíd be likely to see a spot under the car and itís less likely to cause a fire. Then thereís the visual, in my opinion it look like shit crammed up next to the coil or perched above the distributor. The added weight may cause a vibration which helps to work the brass fittings loose. Really though whenever you are looking at an engine and you see jury rigged filters hanging, clamps installed upside down or backwards, plug wires run over the top of the generator etc. it makes you wonder about the rest of the car.

Someone here sells a nice filter holder which bolts to transmission to provide neat appearance and proper support, great idea . Very Happy sorry I exceeded twofold
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Next to the transmission. First thing I did to my car.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Towel Rail wrote:
Canít do multiples in this poll = fail.


Oops Embarassed Ö I didn't quite think this through.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Dark Earth wrote:
Towel Rail wrote:
Canít do multiples in this poll = fail.


Oops Embarassed Ö I didn't quite think this through.


No worries, I figured you only had add-on filters in mind. But it's easy for people to forget that VW provided screening of the fuel to keep contaminants out of the carb. They were just hidden really well.

I'll be a good sport and vote for "by the transmission." Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
I have a cheap plastic filter down low by transmission. My reasoning is twofold, if it did leak Iíd be likely to see a spot under the car and itís less likely to cause a fire. Then thereís the visual, in my opinion it look like shit crammed up next to the coil or perched above the distributor. The added weight may cause a vibration which helps to work the brass fittings loose. Really though whenever you are looking at an engine and you see jury rigged filters hanging, clamps installed upside down or backwards, plug wires run over the top of the generator etc. it makes you wonder about the rest of the car.

Someone here sells a nice filter holder which bolts to transmission to provide neat appearance and proper support, great idea . Very Happy sorry I exceeded twofold


That right there. So well articulated Applause Iím totally stealing that thought when this conversation comes up with the bros Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Someone here sells a nice filter holder which bolts to transmission to provide neat appearance and proper support, great idea . Very Happy sorry I exceeded twofold


Any chance you have a link to that? I seriously need to move mine tbh, and that sounds far more interesting than me trying to rig up a bracket out of sheet metal that was going to look like ass
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Eskamobob1 wrote:
Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Someone here sells a nice filter holder which bolts to transmission to provide neat appearance and proper support, great idea . Very Happy sorry I exceeded twofold


Any chance you have a link to that? I seriously need to move mine tbh, and that sounds far more interesting than me trying to rig up a bracket out of sheet metal that was going to look like ass



Here you go:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1901747
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Thatís pretty nice.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Btw....#4 is begging for a fire.#5 almost as bad.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

2) under the tank before the electric pump.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

My filter is in the fuel pump. Wink plus the screen in the tank.
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(but on my buggy I run one next to the trans because there is no screen in the tank)
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Where is your fuel filter ? Reply with quote

Q-Dog wrote:
My filter is in the fuel pump. Wink plus the screen in the tank.
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same here- two factory filters seams enough. If I'm working with a serviced tank I'll put a temporary one in line under the tank and remove it as soon as gas is clean- or before SB001 has a total meltdown hissyfit over it's location. Wink
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