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Fuel filtering

A while back someone mentioned using coffee filters when refueling. So I bought a screened funnel and tried using filters. It takes too long to drain. Short of using cheesecloth, are there any, not so dense, coffee filters ?

I have a Honda 1132 with the dreaded clogging carb jet.

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Short of using cheesecloth, are there any, not so dense, coffee filters ?
I have a Honda 1132 with the dreaded clogging carb jet.
Get a purpose-designed fuel filtering funnel:


The Honda GX340 carb is not substantially different in design from the other GX carbs. It should not be more prone to jet clogging than any others. Just follow the basic OPE fuel recommendations from your owners manual on pages 39 & 53-55, including treatment with Stabil Marine: http://cdn.powerequipment.honda.com/...X317677240.pdf

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I had better luck with a new gas can and a funnel with a filter.
If I don’t use the gas in 3 months I empty any unused gas into my truck and buy new ethanol free gas so it is always fresh.

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i use a funnel that also catches water before it gets to the tank.

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I have found out, from 42 years of power support work, the only sure way to prevent gummed & corroded carbs in all types of gasoline engines is to run them out of gas.
Diesel and turbine fuel, however, need only a bio additive and will tolerate several years of storage. One diesel GM genset on a mountain top not far from @tabora hadn't been run for close to 20 years and fired up with the original fuel.
But gasoline starts to deteriorate when leaving the refinery.

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I use a Melitta #4 cone filter and have not had any problems with it passing fuel too slowly. As noted above, it won't cure all problems, but it does prevent the worst of the crud from getting into the fuel system.

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One item that does not get mentioned much when it comes to the constant gasoline discussions, is dirty homeowner gas cans. When I work on my neighbor's machines, I always ask to take their gas can. I empty it out for recycling, wash it down inside and out, and make sure all the dirt is gone. I am always amazed at how much gunk is in these cans. I also tell them to use the spout caps, and as mentioned here alot, only buy the amount of gas they can use in a month or 2. And the filters can only help.

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All of the replies are dead on. I love this site. I want to thank everyone who took a moment to reply. And those who didn't reply Tambien (also). I now have information to continue. Thank you all.

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One item that does not get mentioned much when it comes to the constant gasoline discussions, is dirty homeowner gas cans. When I work on my neighbor's machines, I always ask to take their gas can. I empty it out for recycling, wash it down inside and out, and make sure all the dirt is gone. I am always amazed at how much gunk is in these cans. I also tell them to use the spout caps, and as mentioned here alot, only buy the amount of gas they can use in a month or 2. And the filters can only help.
I'm glad you brought it up. I like clean stuff. I swish out each fuel container before refueling. I'm also careful that all funnels and pour spouts are free of debris. But no matter what, I want to know, where in the **** do all those pieces of grit in the bottom of the container come from ? Always some in there. We all do what we can to keep things sanitary. You brought up a good point and thanks for input.

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I use the Mr Funnel type filter. ANY fuel coming out of a drum or small container gets filtered... No exceptions. The Mr Funnel type filter comes in a big and small size. Take the small one with you...

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