I recently bought a fuel filter for an M-Series truck with this type of filter. It looks like thin sandwiches of metal plates. Is this as good as the factory M38 filter or replacement stainless jobs and if so, how do I clean it?
Post by Scoutpilot on Sept 8, 2016 14:23:49 GMT -5
The element is a composite material made up of one very long wound strip of that material. Cleaning involves back flushing from both sides with carb cleaner and allow to dry. DO NOT USE compressed air as this will cause separation of the layers and loss of filtration effectiveness. Just like the Carter Ceramic Element and the AC Moraine element, this type of filter fell out of favor with its own manufacturers because they were selling so few replacements. They worked too well. I am unfamiliar with the recommended maintenance schedule of the in-tank M38 filter. By the way, Peter DeBella sells the mil-spec in-tank filter. All will filter down to the micron level.
I have a Skinner on my CJ2A. It was NOS when I bought it 10 years ago and have used it ever since. The part of the filter that is at the top and bottom, not the fiber itself, but the material that kind of bonds it together, is beginning to break down. I am assuming its the alcohol in the fuel etc that is causing this. Do you have a source for replacement filter elements or a suggestion of something to coat it with to prevent this?
Post by Scoutpilot on Aug 17, 2018 13:45:09 GMT -5
Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent the eventual degradation of the element. It is a fiber filament and most are close to 65 years old. Your only alternative is a Carter Ceramic filter. For payment, I can send you an invoice from which you can pay securely. What is your preferred method of payment?
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Scoutpilot: Night boys.
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