fuel filter fire

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  1. bow

    bow New Member

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    im a newbie to the site,hey everyone
    im not sure if this has been mentioned
    ive been watching car videos and people seem to be using a glass fuel filter over or near the motor. please don"t
    what if for some reason that glass breaks,[rock,loosens up,whatever] do you think that fuel all over your hot motor will be ok ? not likely
    your car will burn up
    no one will care what it looks like then,change it
    just a thought bow
     
  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Welcome to NastyZ!

    Are you speaking from experience? :eek:
    Those foam rubber air filters are another potential fire issue.
     
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    bow New Member

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    i did have a glass one ,they look good,but i was advised by my mechanic,he gave me poo,he seen two cars go up in flames using them.
    now days theres all sorts of alternatives that still look good.
     
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    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    I won't use a glass filter, a k&n style air filter lid or one of those old school foam air filters.

    I know lots of guys do and that's their prerogative.
     
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    roadrace2 Veteran Member

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    Glass filters are dangerous ,Because they have a tendency to break .Of which cause very nasty fires
     
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    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I use the inline metal one myself. Not as pretty but fully functional and safe.
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That's old news. I use a 3/8" Vette filter.

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    bow New Member

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    hey everyone
    thanks for the input,hopefully this thread will save some cars and maybe even people from fire if they read this,well chevy owners anyways-[just kidding]
    take care
     

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