Some benefits of this filter, from the Randakk web site:
- Long-life filter that lasts indefinitely
- Aluminum case that can be "opened" without tools for cleaning / inspection
- Removable, sintered bronze filter media rated at 40 microns
- No internal adhesives to dissolve and fail
- Randakk exclusive VITON internal seal
- Compatible and impervious to any motor fuel fuel including gasoline, ethanol, methanol, nitro methane blends
- Includes a rubber sizing sleeve to make it compatible with the typical OEM Honda filter clamp. No modifications to clamp or mounting hardware is necessary.
- Intended for use on carbureted vehicles with mechanical or electric fuel pumps or simple gravity feed.
- High-flow design. Rated for engines up to approximately 150 horsepower.
The filter itself is all aluminum, with no plastic or glass to wear out or break.
The two halves of the filter unscrew, revealing the sintered brass filter element inside, and a fuel-resistant Viton seal in one side.
The brass element can be removed so that it can be cleaned, in ordinary detergent. If severely clogged with varnish, it can be cleaned with standard carburetor cleaner.
Looking closely at the filter, it appears to be made up of tiny brass spheres, all stuck together.
The filter is slightly shorter than the OEM Honda filter. The existing fuel line easily reached the extra inch or so to the new filter. The new filter has a rubber ring on it to make it the same diameter as the OEM filter, so that the rubber mounting ring (bottom) will hold it snugly.
After lubricating the Viton seal and the threads of the filter lightly with Vaseline, the filter is hand-tightened, and the rubber mounting ring is installed.
The new filter then fits in place of the old one. The end with the knurled knob is the input, and the end with the rubber ring is the output (in this picture fuel flows from left to right). The filter will work in either orientation, but it is best to have fuel flow into the side with the knurled knob, as the filtered dirt and particulate will collect on the outside of the filter media, instead of the inside, so it will be much easier to clean.
I found that the original OEM hose clamps (right) did not apply enough pressure to properly seal the filter on the fuel lines, so I replaced them with new screw-type fuel line clamps (left).
The filter fit nicely into place with the new screw-type clamps.
How well does the filter work? Well I can tell you that it doesn't leak. As for what it filters, I expect it to perform just as well as all of Randakk's products: that is, far beyond OEM specifications. In a year I will pull it out and clean it, and I will take pictures at that time to show just how much muck it has filtered out of my fuel.