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lancialulu
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« on: 17 January, 2011, 05:25:19 PM »

Just had a problem with my Filter King pressure regulator / filter.

This is fitted down stream from a redtop facet pump and feeds the 42mm Solexs on my 1600HF.

Last year after moving from winter storage I notice a puddle of liquid on the floor thinking water but realised petrol. Petrol was leaking from the FK filter bowl. Taking to pieces and re assembling it didnt leak for a whole year. Yesterday same but worse. Went through dis/assy which seemed to work, but after a drive (wasnt yesterday a perfect winter driving day dry / blustry / and no salt) it was leaking again. As the petrol drips onto the horns could have had a nice bbq!

Googled this and found that Filter Kings supplied with plastic bowls are susceptible to modern petrol additives and go soft/distort!!!!

I called the distributor who is going to post a glass bowl FOC no questions asked.

http://www.fuelsystem.co.uk/

Thought I would mention as Filter Kings are a popular upgrade to performance car fuel systems.

Tim
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« Reply #1 on: 17 January, 2011, 05:36:36 PM »

Just had a problem with my Filter King pressure regulator / filter.

This is fitted down stream from a redtop facet pump and feeds the 42mm Solexs on my 1600HF.

Last year after moving from winter storage I notice a puddle of liquid on the floor thinking water but realised petrol. Petrol was leaking from the FK filter bowl. Taking to pieces and re assembling it didnt leak for a whole year. Yesterday same but worse. Went through dis/assy which seemed to work, but after a drive (wasnt yesterday a perfect winter driving day dry / blustry / and no salt) it was leaking again. As the petrol drips onto the horns could have had a nice bbq!

Googled this and found that Filter Kings supplied with plastic bowls are susceptible to modern petrol additives and go soft/distort!!!!

I called the distributor who is going to post a glass bowl FOC no questions asked.

http://www.fuelsystem.co.uk/

Thought I would mention as Filter Kings are a popular upgrade to performance car fuel systems.

Tim

Not good Tim Shocked
I didn't realise you could have one with a plastic bowl, mine came with a glass bowl when I bought it.
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« Reply #2 on: 17 January, 2011, 05:54:06 PM »

i have an original equipment glass bowl pressure reg.i think-but if i changed to one of those malpassi? items i think i would use the one with the metal bowl.i seem to remember also that glass bowls used to be not recommended for track use.best regards richard
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lancialulu
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« Reply #3 on: 17 January, 2011, 06:19:34 PM »

Richard

Re glass bowl /track use - Good point - I suppose a random stone or accident could cause a dramatic breakage, and flood of petrol.

Tim
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Lancias:
1955 Aurelia B12
1967 Fulvia 1.3HFR
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1972 Fulvia 1600HF
1983 HPE VX
1988 Delta 1.6GTie
1998 Zeta 21.  12v
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