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post #1 of 13 Old 06-23-2015, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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In-line fuel filter?

Got an old Monkey Wards MTD with an 8 hp B&S motor.
Would it be worth it to put an in-line filter on the fuel line?
Right between the belt guard and the carb?
Yes or no?
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Not a bad idea. I might add a fuel shut off, up stream to the filter. That way it makes changes less messy, and for those extended periods without snow, but not end of season, you can run the carb dry.

And at the end of the season, simply disconnect the down stream side of the filter to drain the fuel from the tank.

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Not a bad idea. I might add a fuel shut off, up stream to the filter. That way it makes changes less messy, and for those extended periods without snow, but not end of season, you can run the carb dry.

And at the end of the season, simply disconnect the down stream side of the filter to drain the fuel from the tank.
true that! and while your at change out the rubber fuel lines
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It does have a shut off right under the tank.
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I put a shut off and fuel filter on everything that doesn't come with one.

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I put a shut off and fuel filter on everything that doesn't come with one.
Definitely a good idea.
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I put a shut off and fuel filter on everything that doesn't come with one.
Same here. My dear old dad bought a Toro self pace twin blade mower. Has a Briggs on it with no shut off. There is no space to add a shut off, so I looped the fuel line around (and below the tank nipple). After 20 min the fuel filter would empty, and stall out. Cannot figure out why, so removed shut off and all is good.

Hard to believe a $1000.00 mower does not have a shut off. Another plus for my 28 yr old Honda HR21.
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I put a shut off on everything that doesn't come with one.
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Same here. My dear old dad bought a Toro self pace twin blade mower. Has a Briggs on it with no shut off. There is no space to add a shut off, so I looped the fuel line around (and below the tank nipple). After 20 min the fuel filter would empty, and stall out. Cannot figure out why, so removed shut off and all is good.

Hard to believe a $1000.00 mower does not have a shut off. Another plus for my 28 yr old Honda HR21.
Is the engine set up anything like this? Maybe there is a knock out in it or a place to drill in one of the covers.


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Is the engine set up anything like this? Maybe there is a knock out in it or a place to drill in one of the covers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqBMzCJ3164

Not even close, its a vertical shaft. Here's a product link. I can get a real pic this weekend. Puzzles me that it will not flow fuel with a loop of hose not kinked and below the fuel tank.

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