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?
Scoutpilot: Cherry pies tomorrow...
Mar 15, 2019 14:23:25 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Dream on those cherry pies boys...Good night.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good. Hot. Coffee. And Cherry pies....
Mar 16, 2019 4:34:19 GMT -5
m38mike: I'll take a slice and a cup. Thanks. time to start doing taxes. Think I've got all the pieces finally.
Mar 16, 2019 7:02:02 GMT -5
grumpy: No cherry pie thank you, but I will have COFFEE. Off to play in the mud again today, did I mention I HATE MUD, REALLY REALLY HATE MUD. Mud chains are heavy, I dislike chaining up laying in the mud, I f-ing hate mud. Muley likes mud more than me.
Mar 16, 2019 8:00:21 GMT -5
rickg: Did someone say the M-word?
Mar 16, 2019 9:08:01 GMT -5
64cj5: Our mud here in NE Wyoming is Bentonite clay and it is sticky. I am in the Hate Mud group!
Mar 16, 2019 9:44:22 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Glad none were blown away. Now to keep Y'all from floating away! I've been through that area after a major spring flood. Sleep tight, dry and warm Y'all.
Mar 16, 2019 18:49:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Just coffee this morning, unless somebody brings something. Good morning fellas.
Mar 17, 2019 4:32:17 GMT -5
m38mike: Mornin' Boss. Spent time draining the driveway yesterday. Gonna rename the place from Thirsty Dirt Ranch to Soggy Dirt Ranch if this melt off keeps going. 50's and sunny for the next couple of days.
Mar 17, 2019 6:00:22 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Shack , 50's this coming week. Get ready for the runoff!
Mar 17, 2019 16:23:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Night boys.
Mar 17, 2019 18:28:12 GMT -5
cline48: John No not yet. The Mighty Mo need some relief. Maybe in two weeks you can let it warm up.
Mar 17, 2019 21:53:01 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Coffee's ready. Good morning.
Mar 18, 2019 4:27:48 GMT -5
leemn: Coffee is great!, diet week here!😮, no baked goods as we need to lessen the steering wheel rub! 😮😂😂😎
Mar 18, 2019 5:45:35 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Tired of this key hole to post with. POS.
Mar 18, 2019 6:08:00 GMT -5
grumpy: Oily, I feel your pain I’ve been without my iPad the last couple days just using iPhone it’s a pain. No coffee this morning
Mar 18, 2019 7:42:26 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Guess who's back in town with a full sized screen. I'm very happy with my new laptop.
Mar 18, 2019 17:50:18 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Yay! A down-in-the-mouth Oileaker is worse than a Grumpy Grumpy! Good night boys.
Mar 18, 2019 18:41:02 GMT -5