replacing filter gauze on fuel tap

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phil
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replacing filter gauze on fuel tap

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Just wondering if replacement is available and how it is best done.
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Hi, I asked the very same question of British Seagull - their reply was that the filter and tap are integral - you can still buy a brand new tap with filter for around £25 from memory. I managed to find a good second hand one on ebay for around £11.
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Re: replacing filter gauze on fuel tap

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[quote="phil"]Just wondering if replacement is available and how it is best done.[/quote]
Thanks for your reply Mark.
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I seem to recall on a previous thread that someone had soldered a bit of copper tube in place of the mesh with an end cap on it and then had drilled some very fine holes into it. Apparently it was very successful. Struck me as a good idea.

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drilled some very fine holes into
Thats not going to be anything like as fine as the original gauze filter. Strikes be as a pretty stupid idea unless you solder a bit of gauze around that.
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Does anyone know how many holes /in. they have? Or /mm. How about gluing in a nylon one from a chainsaw? I know they turn in the 10k- 13k rpm range, and so probably have much tighter piston and cylinder clearances. Or how about the foam style filters they use in some small engines?
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Post by mrdraddy »

Got to agree with vic on this one, you would be better off doing away with filter altogether rather than use a bit of copper tube.
Give john a ring,i'm sure he can sort you out with a good used assembly,
you could always use a in-line filter (couple of quid from a car shop)if your desperate,i've used one on a johnson with good results.
regards paul
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Thanks for the link Hugz. Phil
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