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Old 06-22-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

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I got the autoalchemy fuel line kit. Installation was not too bad. Connected all up finally and found the fuel pump test terminal and ran some test. Once I fed in 12V and I saw line of fuel is shooting out NOT from the connections of the line (those 37 Degree -6AN fitting are great, no problem at all), but from Earls Fuel Filter's body itself where the lower silver ring locates. I couldn't believe the amount of fuel it shot out. I shut down the fuel pump test almost immediately, but the fuel pressure in the system is very high that it took almost 1 minute for all fuel to stop finished shooting out. It's freaking scary. Glad not battery is not hooked up to the car except to the fuel test terminal.

Location of leakage is here:

Am I lucky to get one of these leaky one? Everyone says Earls is great.

What should I do? I tried disassemble that filter body, but it didn't seem possible with my tools. That's where was pre-adjusted before it arrives to me. I'll call up autoalchemy quickly and get another one.

Do you think autoalchemy is easy to work with?

Thanks,

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Old 06-23-2005, 08:03 AM   #2
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

What is the part number for the 35 micron fuel filter?? I was looking in summit and all i could find was the 85 micron. Where did you buy yours? How much was it? I have a friend who needs one to replace his K&N unit since they no longer make it.

You should be able to disassemble the filter assembly to replace the filter. I would try that first to make sure the seal is ok. Also to check if it's cracked.
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Old 06-23-2005, 08:32 AM   #3
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

I got it from Autoalchemy.com. The kit includes fuel line and filter and all accessories. Autoclchemy.com claims it's a 35 micron fuel filter, but You're right, I also went to Summit racing and tried to place an order. I found out the one they have is 85 micron. Could Autoalchemy lie about the micron rating? I guess I am not waiting for autoalchemy to reply my e-mail, I need to do something to replace fuel quickly.

So does anyone here know Earl Fuel filter, blue one, has 85 and 35 micron ratings? they look exactly the same?

I'll post the part number (hope it's on the filter itself) in my next post. (filter in my car, I am at work) ... otherwise, I probaly don't have part number.

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Old 06-23-2005, 09:37 AM   #4
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

i got the 85micron earls one from summit, im sure its the same as the autoalchemy one.

Are you sure the filter itself is leaking? Could be the connection to the filter, make sure those are all tight.

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Old 06-23-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

I got the part number on fuel filter itself.

P/N = 230106

Anyone knows what it is? It's from autoalchemy.

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Old 06-23-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

does the part you are circling include an AN fitting or a Boss plug type. If it is an AN fitting it doesnt make sense it leaking, but if it is a boss type fitting it may require a rubber washer to properly seal.
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

Actually if you overtighten those AN fittings at all they'll leak really bad.

Not that I know or anything
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:14 PM   #8
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

that part number is an earls -6 fuel filter thats 85micron. (http://store.summitracing.com/partde...ls+fuel+filter)

also, when connecting AN fittings, never use any teflon tape or paste.

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I got the part number on fuel filter itself.

P/N = 230106

Anyone knows what it is? It's from autoalchemy.

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Old 06-23-2005, 02:26 PM   #9
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

yeah, I did a crappy circle in my image. I redid the drawing again. Please refresh the browser.

It's here.



Refresh!.

oh my, it's 85 micron filter. I am not too happy.

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Old 06-26-2005, 08:03 PM   #10
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Re: HELP! Earls 35 micron filter leaks. Shooting fuel out!

Updates:

Ok, what I did was to tighten up the 2 big nuts on the filter after I marked the filter with white-out. So I can see the filter nuts are moved and squeeze the silver rigns. Looks like I can turn 5 mm in rotation, The leak seemed to go away now. I am still working on the fuel pressure sensor, things are not finalized, but promising at this point.

Case closed. Thanks.
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