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Old 04-21-2012, 07:34 PM   #11
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Those socks can be stained as hell and still be cleaned to work like new, the trick is to use water, the water takes off ethanol borne crap that solvent will not touch. I simply use mine over after a good cleaning and compressed air blowout. It will be stained but the pores are open like a new one, driving on 4 different cars done like that for years. I wouldn't buy new strainer unless it's damaged, have never ever had to in countless cars and 45 years driving.
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New one costs a whopping $10.
I see no issue with replacing vs trying to clean.

Do you also use water and compressed air to clean your inline fuel filter?
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Just an FYI there are two strainers on our pump modules the FS216 is the external strainer and FS209 is the internal strainer that is right on the pump and is more likely to clog.



Here is a shot of the inside of the canister showing the dirt that collects there. I only had about 65,000 miles on this and that's how much junk was in there.

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.............and some two years later............

'Do you also use water and compressed air to clean your inline fuel filter?'

No, the filter matrix is often paper or some sort of paperlike compound there. BUT, I have cleaned them to reuse before, yes. As long as they flow well they work fine. A simple backflow can remove huge amounts of deposit there. I shake them while full of fuel and then drain it backwards. Blow out LIGHTLY with air, no hard pressure applied. They work fine afterward on the cars.

I'd also like to point out the OP pic showing strainers of a double layer media, the ones I reuse are only single but they can be opened back up much easier than the two part media can, the finer opaque layer clogs up and will not unclog easily since the outer layer prevents trash from falling away from the inner. Probably best to not waste time trying to clean that two layer one there in pic. The single layer OEM one is durable plastic and even though stained they can be very 'pores open' and work like new. Why I don't toss the OEM one if that single layer stuff............

Yes new filter/strainer for ten bucks, big deal. Clean one to use over in 5 minutes or less, that's 1/12th hour, lemme see, 12X$10=$120/hr. payrate, please tell me who pays you that? Money is everywhere to be made at far less work than you do all day long, just open your eyes.............it's the small costs that add up to kill you.
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