Fuel Filter Comparison Guide

fuel filterIn order for your equipment to run optimally, it is important to always keep the fuel filter clean and free of debris. To inspect a fuel filter, all that users need to do is disconnect the filter from the line and take a look at it. If the fuel filter is starting to get older or show signs of obvious damage, it is crucial to replace it as soon as possible. Fuel filters are specially designed to protect the fuel line from rust and dirt particles, which can contaminate the fuel and result in gumming and other long-term problems. They are vital in the operation of all gas- and oil-powered vehicles and equipment, and they need to be kept clean for optimal performance. If the equipment begins to slow down, or if there are signs of sluggishness and grinding sounds, it usually means that there is something wrong with the system’s fuel filter.

When shopping for a fuel filter, purchase one that fits your lawn equipment’s specifications. Some fuel filters are designed to work differently based on their size and connection capacity. Some filters are designed to work exclusively with fuel pump equipment while others are not. For a longer-lasting filter, it is recommended for shoppers to look into the composition of the main tank. Some common materials used for the tank include heavy-duty plastic and aluminum, both of which are durable options.

Always find out the efficiency rating of the fuel filter to determine how useful it can be for your needs. Some systems are multi-layered to provide users with additional filtration efficiency while others are more affordable though they do not offer a more thorough filtration option. Some filters are also designed to work in different directions, such as bi-directional filters, which are even more thorough in their performance. Many are also designed to come apart easier than others, which allows users to make the necessary changes to individual replacement elements for a more thorough installation.

If you need to replace your filter, you’ll want to make sure you have the correct part number.  The OEM fuel filter part number is sometimes written on the side of the fuel filter’s tank. If it is not, owners should refer to their user’s manual to determine what the part number is.  If you still can’t find it, give the staff at Shank’s Lawn Equipment a call and they’ll be happy to assist you.

When you need to purchase replacement OEM parts for your equipment, visit Shank’s Lawn Equipment. The trained team is ready to help you choose from a wide range of in-stock parts. No matter where you are in the U.S or Canada, Shank’s is ready to help you with competitively priced shipping options for all of their parts.

If you live in central Pennsylvania, pay them a visit at their shop, located at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg. That’s just off route 11, or Exit 10 Marion from I-81.

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