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I have a 1979 7hp areins. Should I Have a fuel filter aand if so should it be as close to the carburetor as possible. Thanks
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I have a 1979 7hp areins. Should I Have a fuel filter aand if so should it be as close to the carburetor as possible. Thanks
Everything should have a fuel filter and I don't believe distance is all that important. Install it where it'll fit the easiest.

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They are cheap, only a couple dollars at any auto parts store. Yet they provide so much reassurance in preventing issues with the carburetor

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plumberman, I think you may already have one on your gas tank mounted shutoff valve. Many of the shut off valves had a strainer in the tank on the end of the shut off valve.
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Thanks for the replies. My old 1979 areins has no fuel shutoff valve. I was wondering if there is some kind of filter in the gas tank.
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If its a plastic tank it may have a molded in mesh filter. Carefully probe up the nipple with a blunt object try to "feel" for something to stop your "penetration", that may tell you if you have an internal mesh screen. You probably won't be able to see anything through the gas filler . If no mesh filter an inline is a must have. I like fuel shut-offs too...........
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I have a 1979 7hp areins. Should I Have a fuel filter aand if so should it be as close to the carburetor as possible. Thanks
i asked the same question here a long time ago. i bought my first snowblower in 2009 and the first thing i noticed was no in line filter. called briggs and stratton and talked to a tech and he said they dont put in line filters because of problems with snow, water, freezing etc.
i think that theory has been debunked for me from the responces on this website from what i consider experts.
i submitted the same question to them again on the bs website yesterday after reading this thread. if they ever get back to me i'll copy and paste theyre responce
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It'll be interesting to hear how they respond.

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yes
sounds like they still don't use them. can't be a money issue.
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Oh. Certainly not. Never a money issue.

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