Fuel filter

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Fuel filter

Post by Widetrak » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:19 pm

Hi folks, I bought a Mahle 145 filter as was recommended by a lot of people and it is a lot larger than the original and doesn’t have the bent inlet on the top part.Have anybody else fitted this same filter and have any idea of the mods needed to make it fit? I don’t really wanna put the old filter back in now the tank is in bits.Also my pump assembly is quite rusty any thoughts on that as well please. I am a key worker and work 20 miles from home and am going to start using my Rappy now the weather has picked up.Hope everybody is keeping well in these crazy days,Thanks Steve

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Re: Fuel filter

Post by swm » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:02 pm

I decided to refurbish the original filter.
Used a grinder to remove the outer edge of the lip on the filter case to open the case and gain access to the filter element.
Bought a slightly larger filter on-line and removed the element – cut and re-folded this element to make a match for the raptor original.
Used J-B Weld to fix in the new filter element, and also to glue/weld the filter case back together.
I’ll have to pressure test before fitting as the filter is under pressure from the pump, but I’m happy so far (not yet pressure tested).
I already had the J-B Weld, but if this needed to be purchased, the total cost is around £9.

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Re: Fuel filter

Post by shebee » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:17 am

Good fix! Well done! :happyhappy:
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