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Ford 9N, 2N & 8N Discussion Forum
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8n Fuel filters

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Steve Rodermond

04-03-2008 18:24:02
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I have a 52??? 8n that I have been keeping outside in the mountains and did not start for a few months. When I tried to start it, it fired and ran for 20 or 30 seconds and then would not start back up. Prior to the winter it always fired right up and ran good. I have been reading many of the postings and intend to do a complete ignition tune up. In addition, I will drain the gas and want to clean each of the fuel filters, but how do you clean the filter in the tank? Any help would be appreciated.

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Too Tall

04-04-2008 05:03:48
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 Re: 8n Fuel filters in reply to Steve Rodermond, 04-03-2008 18:24:02  
I replaced my sediment bowl about a year ago. I removed the fuel line from my carb, and slid a clean 2 foot section of hose over the end as gas started pouring. Other end of the hose went to a gas can large enough to hold all the gas in the tank.

If my fuel shut off valve were working I'd have turned the fuel off first, but it wouldn't shut off, that's why it was being replaced. :-)

Anyway, open the valve all the way to allow all the gas including the reserve to drain out.
Remove the upper end of the fuel line from the sediment bowl.
Unscrew the sediment bowl and clean the filter.

While I was at it, I also cleaned the filter in the 90 degree bend fitting going to the carb.

Re assemble everything, pour your gas back in the tank and away you go. I don't remember spilling more than a 1/4 cup of gas this way. Most of that was from the lower end of the fuel line, and that could have been avoided had my fuel shut off valve actually shut off... The rest (a few spoonfulls) came out when I removed the sediment bowl.

Hope this helps

TooTall

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Steve Rodermond

04-04-2008 10:47:07
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 Re: 8n Fuel filters in reply to Too Tall, 04-04-2008 05:03:48  
Thanks for the help. I will complete the work next week.



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soundguy

04-03-2008 20:48:25
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 Re: 8n Fuel filters in reply to Steve Rodermond, 04-03-2008 18:24:02  
The tank tap is threaded... it's a messy job if ya got a full tank!

soundguy



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JMOR

04-03-2008 20:34:23
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 Re: 8n Fuel filters in reply to TimPa, 04-03-2008 18:24:02  
That is a real coincidence! Just a few hours ago, my son told me that he has "fixed" many a VW Beetle by reving it up to WOT and holding hand over carb, then afterwards, it runs fine.

I guess it just sucks some of the crud through the small gas passages?



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old

04-03-2008 18:47:23
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 Re: 8n Fuel filters in reply to Steve Rodermond, 04-03-2008 18:24:02  
Been having a problem with my 8N also. I know where the problem is and to get by till I have time what I do is pull the air cleaner hos off and hold my hand over the carb. I do that 2 or 3 times with it running and it works ok for about 20-30 minutes. I know it has something clogging up the carb but I need it now so I can't take the time to open it up. It sat parked at least a year with out running and when I pulled the main jet adjustment out it stayed running and that needle looked bad so I know I need to work on the carb

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