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Old 02-29-2012, 06:51 AM
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Default what micron filtration on fuel funnels?

with all the posts on another thread about 10 micron v 2 micron yamaha and racor fuel filters, , I wondered for those of us who could use a fuel filter funnel, (small boat people probably cause it slows fueling),
what is the micron rating of a typical fuel funnel filter?
anyone know?
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My understanding is that it is a 10 micron. At 15 GPM, I'm OK with 60Gallons in 5 minutes: http://www.mrfunnel.com/Mr._Funnel/Models.html

Once the crap gets in the tank, then your relying on the water separator filter at 10 micron or 2 micron (Some are using) before getting to the motor. You can get one at WM or online---there are many knockoffs.
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Where do it say it is even 10 micron

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...4168_200514168

and funnel web site .
OR GPM and 10 inches high mixed up.

anyway,looks like we got microns and flow gph or gpm mixed up or ASS U ME d it.
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Didn't ASSUME anything.........mine said it on the literature with it. Since I couldn't remember----I called em and its 150 micron for Mr. Funnel, not as I stated above.

The other Funnel is the F15C Filter Funnel and on the web they say this:

"These filters are superior to all previous Mr. Funnel models and capable of screening contaminants down to 74 microns or .0029”."
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Funny here on their video they say "filter to 5 micron", see it here close to the end:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2TUgxTjHfc

So........ take your pic.
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I just e mailed them, will post any answer
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30 mic is about half the size of a normal hair.

A co-worker (back when I did the 9-5) would use a coffee filter when re-fueling his lawnmower. I have tried that and it takes for ever.

We clean tanks at 30 mic in order to keep the velocity up. When polishing fuel we go down as small as 1 mic, here the velocity is reduced and the process takes longer.
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Originally Posted by RocknReeln View Post
Didn't ASSUME anything.........mine said it on the literature with it. Since I couldn't remember----I called em and its 150 micron for Mr. Funnel, not as I stated above.

The other Funnel is the F15C Filter Funnel and on the web they say this:

"These filters are superior to all previous Mr. Funnel models and capable of screening contaminants down to 74 microns or .0029”."
150 microns will stop the birds and other small animals from getting into your tank. You are wasting your money and your time.
No gravity style filter will give you any filtration worth doing unless you are trying to filter out what I mentioned above.
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Sorry----They just emailed me --they had an ownership change. THEY ARE 5 MICRON !!!!!! Like the video I posted. Dude said 150 micron----I then said: Hey that can't be---it means that the thing is worse then a spaghetti strainer....he said---"I'm new".
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Originally Posted by RocknReeln View Post
Sorry----They just emailed me --they had an ownership change. THEY ARE 5 MICRON !!!!!! Like the video I posted. Dude said 150 micron----I then said: Hey that can't be---it means that the thing is worse then a spaghetti strainer....he said---"I'm new".
who is they
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Hopkins a Company out of Emporia Kansas---person is Brad Brown at the company that owns the product Mr. Funnel now.
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Not only to filter sediment but water. The teflon coating repels water. Does it get everything out ? No does it get a lot out? Yes. If you don't think it helps try it. If you're at a station with those filters at the gas hose you may not notice much unless there's water in the fuel too. When I was getting water and sludge out of my tank from 100+ gallons of fresh water I got the last few gallons out with the Mr Funnel.
I put an electric pump on the fuel line and put the out back into the funnel and let it run for a few hours. Every now and then I'd have to empty the water.

You don't need it until you need it. If you go the islands without one you're pretty foolish.
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Originally Posted by capttater View Post
not only to filter sediment but water. The teflon coating repels water. Does it get everything out ? No does it get a lot out? Yes. If you don't think it helps try it. If you're at a station with those filters at the gas hose you may not notice much unless there's water in the fuel too. When i was getting water and sludge out of my tank from 100+ gallons of fresh water i got the last few gallons out with the mr funnel.
I put an electric pump on the fuel line and put the out back into the funnel and let it run for a few hours. Every now and then i'd have to empty the water.

You don't need it until you need it. If you go the islands without one you're pretty foolish.

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someone explain these water filters at 5 and 1 microm flowing water,where SHIP SHAPE says it is 5 micron and won't flow water??

http://www.comparehomewaterfilter.co...FRNa7AodLSK6WA
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Originally Posted by conehead39 View Post
someone explain these water filters at 5 and 1 microm flowing water,where SHIP SHAPE says it is 5 micron and won't flow water??

http://www.comparehomewaterfilter.co...FRNa7AodLSK6WA
west marine online catalog says 100 micron on the fuel filter funnels
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Keeeeeerist! Something else to pull out when fueling! Lesee, I premix so I got the oil, got the ring free, got the startron, got the ratio-rite, got the note book and pen, got the credit card. got a couple bucks for the dock boy, got the dick head in the big sporty floating around bitchin' about waiting too long.
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and mr funnel e mailed me that it was 5 microns. I guess the west marine is the same funnel, they say 100 microns????

does anyone who works for the company that makes these know for sure and can tell us?
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The Shape Shape video was impressive, I getting one regardless of the filter size, it's another preventive measure.
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Originally Posted by tucker99 View Post
Keeeeeerist! Something else to pull out when fueling! Lesee, I premix so I got the oil, got the ring free, got the startron, got the ratio-rite, got the note book and pen, got the credit card. got a couple bucks for the dock boy, got the dick head in the big sporty floating around bitchin' about waiting too long.
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Originally Posted by edwardh1 View Post
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Sun tan oil when fueling up? Hmmm... trying to look buff for the dock girl right?

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