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Date:         Sun, 11 Oct 2009 19:59:55 -0500
Reply-To:     Michael Sullivan <sandwichhead@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Michael Sullivan <sandwichhead@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Anyone know why VW discontinued the square pre-filter?
Comments: To: John Meeks <>
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The Napa guy will tell u the same. Sounds like a good idea to me, but what do I know! As long as it is changed regularly and does not stress the fuel pump..... Michael in San Antonio 91GL AT 'Gringo' 73 Beetle

On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:34 PM, John Meeks <> wrote:

> > On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 7:52 PM, Michael Sullivan < > > wrote: > >> I don't think it is...I believe I saw it while searching for Bug parts. >> Not sure though. >> Michael in San Antonio >> 91GL AT 'Gringo' >> 73 Beetle >> >> >> > I was just wondering why they stopped using them in later vans. > Is there a reason why I can't keep running with my filter as adapter? Do > they cause any problems? It seems to me that filtering the fuel before the > pump is a good thing. > > John Meeks > > >> >> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 6:40 PM, John Meeks <> wrote: >> >>> I replaced my rusty crusty fuel tank today with a lightly used tank from >>> my >>> son's crashed '85. It has the smaller outlet pipe and of course I hadn't >>> planned ahead enough to have a 7 to 11 mm adapter on hand. I had to use >>> one >>> of those square filters (mileage unknown) to adapt the tank outlet to the >>> fuel pump. >>> >>> It runs just fine, but it got me wondering why the square pre-pump filter >>> was discontinued. >>> >>> Anyone know? >>> John Meeks >>> >>> '91 Multivan >>> Northern Michigan >>> >>> Vanagon Rescue Squad >>> >>> >>> Radio Call:KC8ZFN >>> >> >> >

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