Emgo fuel filter failures

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Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

Post by CrystalPistol » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:15 pm

I used a bunch of Emgo oil & gas filters on my 1200. At least, I think they were EMGO, never noticed an issue. My Trident used their oil filters when I couldn't get something else. Those were cartridge type filters. I had a good "stash" on hand. On the 1500 trike, I rerouted fuel lines a number of years ago, run 5/16" steel or copper/steel alloy from tank rearwards to behind tank, have good size automotive type in line filter, then back forwards to auto petcock. Easier to change there too. Vaguely recall hearing about this long ago, perhaps that was why I re-routed lines on the trike.

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Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

Post by Corkster52 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 am

So glad I changed to Napa 3003 years ago ;)

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Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

Post by winguyjo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:48 pm

i removed this from one of my wings a while back. i hung onto it for reference in case i wanted to buy a generic one from a parts store.
after reading this i decided to cut it open. the glue had clearly let go, and it was rattling around in there providing NO filtering at all. to be fair, i have no idea how old it is, but still ...

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Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:00 pm

that don't give you good vibes for sure.
good thing your gas tank never had any rust in it.
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Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

Post by Crystals » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:05 am

Hi guys sorry took so long to check this site for messages,
My filter was just as bad inside as yours when i opened it up,my tank is rust free but i have to consider
Some of the glue may have got through to the carbs,if it has,
Then eventually I'll have to clean it out, not looking forward to that!!
Shes still purring at the moment,so hope it keeps going the same way.
Cheers to you both, safe riding,Dave

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