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This has to be the worst fuel filter made. #5103780
05/12/19 09:09 PM
05/12/19 09:09 PM
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Apple Valley, California
Chris142 Offline OP
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I bought 2 of these universal fuel filters for my tractor. The first one swelled up like a football. The element fell out of its spot and allowed junk into my carburetor.

The fuel is gravity fed from the gas tank so it didn't get over pressurized. Its aparantly made from a material that's not compatible with our gas.

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Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103794
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Not a big ‘Duralast’ fan here, in just about anything.

Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103813
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Try a Wix 33033 for 3/8 inch fuel lines,
Or Wix 33031 for 1/4 inch...

Metal can, 15 micron...


2009 Smart Pure
Pennzoil Platinum Euro 0W-40, Wix XP 51356 filter, 45 mpg...
185/55R15 General HP tires, "H" speed rated, 44 psi (300 kpa)
Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103819
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I like the see through kind so I can see fuel moving.


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 2.0T
Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Rand] #5103822
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Chris142 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Rand
I like the see through kind so I can see fuel moving.

Thats why I bought it .its junk though


02 Wrangler traveler sae30
87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: mattwithcats] #5103823
05/12/19 10:06 PM
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Chris142 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by mattwithcats
Try a Wix 33033 for 3/8 inch fuel lines,
Or Wix 33031 for 1/4 inch...

Metal can, 15 micron...

5/16 line.it got a Chinese wix 33032


02 Wrangler traveler sae30
87 F250 Valvoline 15w40
07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103839
05/12/19 10:42 PM
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Ahhh, the craptastic quality of replacement parts. I am doing a rear brake for the second time as the new, leading brand name, cylinder leaked as soon as I installed it.... Frustrating, and looking (and paying) for the better brands only seems to reduce but not eliminate the chance of a bad part.

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Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103854
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Can't believe I'm recommending a FRAM, but Walmart used to carry some clear FRAM branded ones (been years since I actually looked to see if they still carry them) I've used them on generators and lawn mowers.
Probably not the best, but it may get you back up and running.
Never had one swell up or come apart on me, so I don't know of their longevity.
Always used the "If it looks bad change it out" logic.

Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103925
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What's the ethanol content out in California?


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
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97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 158k M1 EP 10w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103977
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I buy and use the NAPA Gold 3011 for my John Deere. The John Deere filters are over $10 at Home Depot, about $5 if I mail order them, and the NAPA Gold filters are a $1 when they're on sale a few times each year. I buy four of them per year and change my filter out every three months.

The OEM John Deere filter (AM116304) has barbs on the ends to hold the fuel line on and the NAPA 3011 filters don't but I use clamps to hold things tight so it isn't a problem.

OEM John Deere filter is made in Israel. The NAPA Gold is made in the Russian Federation. I've never had a failure with either product and purchase these cheapies based on cost.

Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: dlundblad] #5103985
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Chris142 Offline OP
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Originally Posted by dlundblad
What's the ethanol content out in California?

10%. Same as many states. You would think that they would take this into consideration.

Last edited by Chris142; 05/13/19 07:06 AM.

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07 fjcruiser Chevron 10w30
Z400 castrol T 10w40
Can am maveric edge 5w40
57 case tractor Chevron sae30
Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5103987
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How times change.....

YEARS AGO a pal scored a "boardful" of inline filters.
It was a nearly full pegboard display from a hardware store which was clearing out ahead of a remodeling and assumption of a centralized inventory system (Ace or TruValue).

Over the years I never heard of any one of them failing.

Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5104179
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I don't purchase any Duralast products ever; too many issues over 20 years across the board.


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Re: This has to be the worst fuel filter made. [Re: Chris142] #5104440
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Originally Posted by dlundblad
What's the ethanol content out in California?

10%. Same as many states. You would think that they would take this into consideration.


It's odd you're having issues.

I've run cheap OPE filters before with no issues whatsoever.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
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