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mobjack22
06-05-2009, 02:31 PM
Anybody ever use one of these. Do they work? ;? Saw a ShipShape vid where they poured water in and nothing came out. :o

www.mrfunnel.com


billatstarbrite
06-05-2009, 02:41 PM
I have one - it's great.

newlyn
06-05-2009, 02:54 PM
Awesome - so when I pour a beer in, I will get pure alcohol!:thumbsup:


Schmaltz~Herring
06-05-2009, 03:03 PM
I have the racor one.:thumbsup:

RK8776
06-05-2009, 03:34 PM
Awesome - so when I pour a beer in, I will get pure alcohol!:thumbsup:

:rofl::rofl:

mobjack22
06-05-2009, 07:28 PM
I have a fuel water seperator too. Just wondering if these things really work. Bill, Star Brite makes these right?
The ad says they have a 5 micron filter.

lostsinker
06-06-2009, 04:50 AM
Anybody ever use one of these. Do they work? ;? Saw a ShipShape vid where they poured water in and nothing came out. :o

www.mrfunnel.com

me thinks Snake oil ....
Water molecules are much smaller than 10 or 5 microns. What the filter does is cause some water molecules to form bigger 'globs' that get caught by the filter. The 'secret' is that the filter mesh is chemically coated. If you have e10 fuel with less than .5% water, the filter won't do a thing. If the problem is that e10 absorbs moisture in the tank, filtering the fuel before hand doesn't help.
If you had gas with as much water as they have in the demo, you would know it.

So if you poured 40 gallons through the filter and it could remove all the water that was absorbed, you would separate 25 ounces of water. I doubt anyone has seen that.

Bamboozle
06-06-2009, 07:00 AM
We have the racor with two filters. We were in the Bahamas and a friend with a 39 SeaVee had problems with ethenol. We got two 55 gallon drum and used our funnel to empy one of his tanks. It worked great, he did not reuses the fuel he gave it away. He was fishing a tournament and did not want to have any issues.

shurhold
06-06-2009, 07:34 AM
me thinks Snake oil ....
Water molecules are much smaller than 10 or 5 microns. What the filter does is cause some water molecules to form bigger 'globs' that get caught by the filter. The 'secret' is that the filter mesh is chemically coated. If you have e10 fuel with less than .5% water, the filter won't do a thing. If the problem is that e10 absorbs moisture in the tank, filtering the fuel before hand doesn't help.
If you had gas with as much water as they have in the demo, you would know it.

So if you poured 40 gallons through the filter and it could remove all the water that was absorbed, you would separate 25 ounces of water. I doubt anyone has seen that.

Snake oil, black magic it is not.

Unique and quality engineering that the US patent office recognized that awarded a patent for the original design. In fact the engineer who developed this designed the fuel filter for the M1 Abrams tank. The Mr. Funnel Fuel Filter Funnel removes all FREE water in fuel that is passed through it. Filtering fuel before it goes into the tank is just the first step in protecting your engine. A good set of inline filters from the tank to the engine are the next step. Additionally, there are some good additives and treatments to help temper the quality of fuel and moisture already in the tank. Each piece of the puzzle helps and makes the next piece do its job better.

shurhold
06-06-2009, 07:40 AM
We have the racor with two filters. We were in the Bahamas and a friend with a 39 SeaVee had problems with ethenol. We got two 55 gallon drum and used our funnel to empy one of his tanks. It worked great, he did not reuses the fuel he gave it away. He was fishing a tournament and did not want to have any issues.


Glad to hear the Mr Funnel worked for you.

FYI:

The RACOR, WEST MARINE, and SHURHOLD version of this funnel are all the same. They are manufactured by Mr. Funnel which is a sister company of Shurhold Industries.

You can see Mr Funnel in action at http://www.youtube.com/user/mrfunnel1

Bamboozle
06-06-2009, 08:37 AM
When I went to go buy it I went to the mrfunnel website. I started calling but no one seemed to know what I was talking about. I called and after explaining what I was looking for they ordered it for me but they did not know it as mrfunnel, when I picked it up it looked like the mrfunnel so I figured it was the same. People who have seen us use it have inquired me on buying one, they really do a great job.

GT FISH
06-06-2009, 08:42 AM
It works i have got about a cup of water on every 100 gallons when i fill up..If you take it home and fill it with the hose no liquid will go thru.If the gas is suspened(Shaken up) It will go thru.that is unlikely to happen at a gas station unless the fueling truck is filling the tanks..

shurhold
06-06-2009, 03:16 PM
When I went to go buy it I went to the mrfunnel website. I started calling but no one seemed to know what I was talking about. I called and after explaining what I was looking for they ordered it for me but they did not know it as mrfunnel, when I picked it up it looked like the mrfunnel so I figured it was the same. People who have seen us use it have inquired me on buying one, they really do a great job.

Bamboozle. I apologize if that was the experience you had with us when trying to order your Mr. Funnel. In the future please feel free to call us on the Shurhold toll free line at 800-962-6241 and anyone there should be able to help you. You can also order the Mr. Funnel branded version at Amazon Click HERE (http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&search-alias=tools&field-brandtextbin=Mr.%20Funnel) or the Shurhold branded version at the Shurhold Factory Store at store.shurhold.com (http://store.shurhold.com/).

First Light
06-06-2009, 03:55 PM
me thinks Snake oil .....

You obviously do not have a clue. :sleeping: And you most certainly have never put fuel in a boat in Mexico, the Bahamas, or other foreign country. ;)

First Light
06-06-2009, 05:37 PM
One word of advice for anyone contemplating purchasing one of these fuel filter funnels: if your boat is over 20/22 ft in length, get the BIG Funnel (ie. the F-15). Otherwise when putting fuel in your boat, you might not be able add fuel as fast as the pump will pump it.

mobjack22
06-06-2009, 06:33 PM
Shurhold, do you need to change the filters?

CB Haws
06-07-2009, 05:37 AM
Power Yacht magazine says a waste of money. Sheeeeeeeeit when an company that makes it's living selling rags says it is no good what's next?

seabass man
06-07-2009, 07:08 AM
Serious question where do you discard the waste in the funnel? I would think dumping it over the side would be a big violation.

Sleeper
06-07-2009, 07:15 AM
Serious question where do you discard the waste in the funnel? I would think dumping it over the side would be a big violation. At a marina it would be fun to give it back to the attendent saying "I didn't buy any water, please dispose of this" :grin:

First Light
06-07-2009, 07:17 AM
Power Yacht magazine says a waste of money.

Yea, well it's likely the writer who wrote that tested one on a boat fueling in a busy marina in the US near where he lives and where the chances of getting water or debris in fuel is slim. But in the Bahamas, Mexico, and other third world countries, especially at locations where they do not pump a lot of fuel, the probability of getting water or debris in fuel is much greater.

I use one (gasoline engines) as does my brother in law (diesels), and we both spend a lot of time in third world countries, and we have both experienced the filter catching debris and water. The b-i-l lives in California and boats a lot in Mexico, and he has a different brand filter that he uses when putting fuel in his boat called a "Baja Filter" that is bigger in size than the filters mentioned in this thread.

warmpinkcenter
06-07-2009, 07:28 AM
i just bought the big one F15, dont know if it works or not, but im going to the bahamas in two weeks and i know their fuel isn't the cleanest, so instead of having to constantly change my fuel water seperators, this is a cheap insurance policy against the crap that can get into my tanks.

First Light
06-07-2009, 08:37 AM
Shurhold, do you need to change the filters?

I'm not Surehold, but can tell you about my Mr Funnel and my brother in law's Baja filter. They have a permanant membrane for a filter - think of it as a screen door, or window screen you might have at home.

If you get bugs, leaves, or other debris that attach themselves to your screen door or window screen, the screen stops them and you have to clean them off. Same with the Mr Funnel and Baja fuel filters when they stop debris.

And you have to watch what you are doing when fueling, because if you are unlucky enough to get a slug of water thru the fueling hose, it will fill up the filter pronto because the membrane will not allow water to pass - resulting in an unpleasant filter overflow.

shurhold
06-09-2009, 07:58 PM
Shurhold, do you need to change the filters?

The filter is permanent.

Treat is well, rinse it out and store in a safe place where the filter won't get damaged.

The Mr. Funnel Fuel Filter should provide you with many years of life.

shurhold
06-09-2009, 08:01 PM
Power Yacht magazine says a waste of money. Sheeeeeeeeit when an company that makes it's living selling rags says it is no good what's next?

I have not seen that review. Maybee you can send me a link so I can review it.

Here is a complete review and head to head of this product against others.

http://www.practical-sailor.com/sailing/fuel-filters.html

You will see the West Marine Fuel Filter won. Guess who makes it? Yep. It is a Mr. Funnel, just under their brand name.



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