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Old 06-28-2012, 07:25 PM   post #1 of 9
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Default fuel filter direction of flow

I have a B & S 298090S fuel filter and it has no arrow indicating the direction of flow like most others have, does anybody know how to tell?
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Default Re: fuel filter direction of flow

It is the little red filter.
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Default Re: fuel filter direction of flow

One side is flat and the other is slightly conical, right? I am pretty sure the conical side goes towards the fuel tank.
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Default Re: fuel filter direction of flow

neither side is flat, one side has a larder diameter by about 1/8th inch and has the B & S logo molded into it.

I am thinking the larger side may go towards the tank but am unsure, i've never had a fuel filter that didnt have an arrow on it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:07 PM   post #5 of 9
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Default Re: fuel filter direction of flow

If its just a screen inside it,it doesn't really matter which way you install it--if its a paper element one it will,and should have an arrow on it or "IN" marked on it somewhere...
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Default Re: fuel filter direction of flow

Thanks .......... it does just have a screen inside.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:45 PM   post #7 of 9
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Default Re: fuel filter direction of flow

I have always put the small end toward the tank and large end toward the carb. Right or wrong? Just the way I have always done it.
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I have always put the small end toward the tank and large end toward the carb. Right or wrong? Just the way I have always done it.
I have always done just the opposite. It does not mater really,,,but it's good to do the same thing every time,,so if you ever just remove one and plan on using it again,,you put it on the same way.

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Default Re: fuel filter direction of flow

-Yeah, on those small screen filters, it doesn't matter which side faces the carb or tank. Kind of like with aluminum foil. Some people like the shiny side up, some don't. But with the paper pleated filters, the closed end of the cone always faces the tank. That way any sediment will build up around the outside the base of the element, not on the inside of it choking off the fuel supply...

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