Re: Using the engine to power a pump for CF?
I've heard about useing CF's a few years back and knew it was going to be perfect for the WVO scene, as its the only way to clean out burned carbons and things that even a .5 micron would miss. However, and maybe I'm alone in thinking this, but it seems to me that having an inline CF to constantly filter the fuel as its delivered to the engine is way overkill. I would think that haveing a clean fuel tank and lines, and CF the grease into the tank, and then have a 10 micron inline filter as usual would be plenty. I know that some guys put CF's on teir big rigs for the engine oil, and that makes sense as it is constantly being reused and bringing new contaminants, but for fuel i would think once before the tank would be enough. Just seems like more money and headache then needed. In my perfect system i would carry around a seperate pump and CF, and run it through there as i pick up the grease from a restaurant or whatever.
Also, and again maybe i'm just uninformed, but the CF's i've seen for this type of application dont work under pressure on the outlet side. The oil is pressurized coming in but is left to gravity feed on the outlet side, right? anyway, just my perspective..
1985 22' Wayne/lifeguard body, IHC chassis, 345ci, 4 speed
1985 Ford Ranger 4x4, 2.3l I-4 turbo diesel, 5 speed
1975 Mercedes 240D, I-4 non turbo diesel, 4 speed
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