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posted 06-22-2001 12:04 AM ET (US)
I just bought a "Mr. Funnel" filter funnel. It was $20 and has a filter in it as well as a small sump in the bottom that collects water and trash in gasoline. It seems like a good idea, but I hate the idea of having to throw out a few tablespoons of gasoline every time I fill up. Where would I dispose of it, anyway?
Anyway, I'm reconsidering this purchase. Does anyone have any thoughts on the advantages of this product or recommendations on other funnels that are useful?
Please pardon me if this isn't a "Whaler specific" enough topic, but I did buy this thing for my Whaler.
posted 06-23-2001 04:08 PM ET (US)
you should use the device when you are draining the tank on the boat or if you are filling the tank for the boat ( Dont do it in the boat) you should be on firm ground when transfering fuels and you should dispose of the waste as per your local or state laws, Most auto sevice facilities will take waste oil/fuel/coolant at no charge. Most are obligated to do so if they sell the products in bulk for consumers to use at home. Batteries are another as well. i.e. you buy a battery and 4 quarts of oil from your local K-mart, they have to take the core for the battery and take back 4 quarts of used mtr oil.
( In Florida) your state may vary
posted 06-23-2001 09:06 PM ET (US)
What I did was to fill the bottom of the funnel with epoxy so the reservoir is smaller. Use the funnel for awhile, then you'll get used to how much (or hopefully how little) junk you collect at an average fillup. Leave about that much room when you pour the epoxy in the bottom.
My father used to have a large funel of similar concept that used a screen in the bottom that was impermeable to water. Problem with that design was that once you got a silver dollar worth of water in the funnel, no more gas went through. So, for that fact, I like the "Mr. Funnel" design.
posted 06-23-2001 10:18 PM ET (US)
My thoughts on the subject.
Why use an antiquated object like a filter funnel?
Install a water seperating fuel filter.
Change the element a couple times a year and you have no problems, unless you are buying gas where you shouldn't. Stay away from the Quick Stops and buy major brand gas from a high volume station,if possible. The more gas they pump the fresher it is going to be and the cleaner it will be.
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