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    When on a 225 mile trip with the club sunday. On the way back the old 51 got where it wouldn't run act like it was starving for gas. Then it died. Pulled the breather off no gas going into the carb. Pulled the filter off and I couldn't even blow thru it. Just so happen I found a nail and drove thru the filter to get me off the road. Went to a flaps to get a new one all they had was stainless steel filters. They said the E-10 was eating the insides out of the filters. In Oklahoma they don't have to post a sign that it is E-10. If it eats up the filter what does it do to the fuel lines. I learned a lesson. CARE A EXTRA FUEL FILTER And the new filters are about 10 times higher in price.


    7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
    As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

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    What kind of fuel filter are you talking about on your 51 ? I never heard of E-10 hurting a paper or stone filter.

    JDP/Maryland
    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      I'm using a metal one at the tank. With a electric fuel pump. Vapor lock days are over with.


      7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
      As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5
        They said the E-10 was eating the insides out of the filters.
        http://www.filtercouncil.org/uploads...glish/07-3.pdf

        All FUEL FILTERS made since the 80's are E10 compatible.

        Intuitively, it you can't even blow through the filter, could it be "eating the insides"?


        The same thing happens when using biodiesel in vehicles that have been running D2 for a long time. It cleans out the fuel system and fills up the filter.




        Dick Steinkamp
        Bellingham, WA

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        • #5
          I just got a spare fuel pump. Interestingly there was a note in the box. Please place a fuel filter before the fuel pump, we cannot warranty any fuel pumps that have fuel filters that are placed between the fuel pump and Carb.

          I do know that E-10 does eat into the life of fuel pumps.

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          • #6
            How stupid of me not to pull off the side of the road and pull up fuel filters on the internet. Really sorry I said anything about it. I'll know better next time.
            quote:
            A neat thing about the internet is that you can quickly do research on virtually anything. This one took maybe 15 seconds to find...






            7G-Q1 49 2R12 10G-F5 56B-D4 56B-F2
            As soon as you find a product you like they will stop making it.

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            • #7
              [quote]quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

              How stupid of me not to pull off the side of the road and pull up fuel filters on the internet. Really sorry I said anything about it. I'll know better next time.
              Well, that wasn't my point, and I apologize if it came across that way.

              My point was that the FLAPS guy is most likely incorrect. It didn't sound right to me that E10 would be eating up the inside of fuel filters and that you can no longer buy the inexpensive ones, so I googled it and found the article I posted. I'm trying hard to see how that could be a personal attack, but again I apologize if it came across that way.


              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                I have heard tell of modern gas, whether the ethanol, MTBE, or whatever other nastiness they're putting in there eating up the fuel lines. I definitely would consider replacing any rubber between the tank and the carb unless you know for a fact that it's been replaced some time within the last few years. Cheap insurance against a potentially ugly situation. Wasn't it Kent that had an issue with a Lark flambe due to him using old stock fuel hose that he'd unknowingly bought from a FLAPS that had a roll that was past its best-before date? Check the date stamps on any new hose you buy, anyway...

                nate

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                • #9
                  Studedude, That is in OK. the change to manditory labeling will occur, or is it a National label rule for the E-10 to be labeled at the pump?

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                  • #10
                    To address the comemnt about looking on the internet/search to find an answer (Dick,I read you as sincere and not being any thing but helpfull): It is difficult to have that mentioned when one asks a question. I was told to use search in a most rude way, "Take this post off the Form." The question I did ask had not been compltely answered on searh. I spoke to one fellow at a Studebaker meet last week who said ."I don't go to the Studebaker Form any more, some people think I must not ask about a previous subject. I have appreciated all the help in the past, thanks.

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                    • #11
                      Welcome to the new world of corrosive fuels.
                      Yes, the alcohol is corroding fuel filters from the inside out, and yes, filter manufacturers are scrambling to make/buy/import stainless, or non-metallic fuel filters.
                      In particular are the 'dual fuel' engines.. Seems that the higher the concentration of alcohol, the more water is attracted, and the accumulation in the filter tends to make is a good place to corrode.
                      The plating, or prepping of the steel in the filters makes a big difference, and you can bet a donut that some of the cheapie imported stuff does not measure up to current standards (if any)..
                      But.....
                      I wouldn't go running off scared to get a fuel filter all in a panic.
                      Just liesurely buy two filters when you do your next maintenance.
                      Waiting until you have a failure with that particular item will always put a crimp in your trip...unless you have prepared.
                      I have a decent 'take-off' fuel filter in a sandwich bag as a spare.
                      When the next maintenance date comes, I'll rotate that one to the trash..
                      A good thread to point out maintenance is always better than repair.
                      Jeff[8D]


                      quote:Originally posted by ST2DE5

                      <snip>
                      Went to a flaps to get a new one all they had was stainless steel filters. They said the E-10 was eating the insides out of the filters. <snip>
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                      Jeff


                      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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                      • #12
                        quote:Originally posted by curt

                        To address the comemnt about looking on the internet/search to find an answer (Dick,I read you as sincere and not being any thing but helpfull): It is difficult to have that mentioned when one asks a question. I was told to use search in a most rude way, "Take this post off the Form." The question I did ask had not been compltely answered on searh. I spoke to one fellow at a Studebaker meet last week who said ."I don't go to the Studebaker Form any more, some people think I must not ask about a previous subject. I have appreciated all the help in the past, thanks.
                        curt,
                        You really have two points there.

                        One is about using the internet. The other about using the search function on the forum.

                        I don't have an answer about what to do about questions that are asked over and over. I've suggested some sort of reference area...maybe just of the top three to start with (what oil should I use, what wheels and tires will fit my Stude, and how do I put a Chevy in my Stude). Maybe expand it if it is successful. The problem is that once someone has answered the same question 3-4 times they just stop answering it or refer the questioner to the search function. Most likely, in either case, the questioner will be unhappy and will maybe go away...either because they think they were ignored, or because they were told to go search. If you have a solution to this one, throw it out there. As we get more and more volume here, my feeling is that more and more questions will go unanswered since only the "new stuff" will look interesting to the regulars and that question about which spark plugs to use will get skipped.

                        On the internet thing, I feel it is a wonderful resource...right at our fingertips...that enables us to find or check information before we publish it. We all get frustrated when we are told that "Studebaker used Ford 289 engines", yet many of us commit the same sin by simply passing on information we hear (BTW, this is not directed at ST2DE5...I'm in enough trouble there [B)]). JDP generally does a great job of providing a link or source to info he posts. Others do also. I try to do the same. I think if someone passes on something they hear and someone else knows or finds out something different that it is OK to post that...in fact desired...and hopefully a source for the different info will be posted to so that it just isn't a "she said, he said" thing. In this case, I don't think I did that politely enough and again I apologize for that.


                        Dick Steinkamp
                        Bellingham, WA

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                        • #13
                          Dick, A great point to have a reference 'click' to help people out. Say an updated reference on non harmfull oils, sparkplugs, modern and original tire sizes for each vehicle, best antifreze,types, best traney oils ,etc. The search I have at times found does not answer questions at the 100 % level, but seems to upset a few regulars whos common sense/knowledge covers the void in my mind. Then, there is computer savy and what search means. As usual,I too do not want to cause upset and I'm most grateful for the form.

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                          • #14
                            Studedude, Wall Mart has 10% alcohol posted, I haven't seen other brands with the 10% notice,yet. I suspect the reduction in fuel mileage will make the blend a non fuel saver. I see a drop on the truck's fuel mileage from 21 to 20, town driving.

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                            • #15
                              Last year i had my gas tank on my Avanti boiled out,at that time i
                              used sae9 fuel injection hose.It is good for E10 & any other additive
                              they put in the gas.Also installed it on my 62 Champ pickup

                              Lenny
                              Atlanta Ga.

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