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Old 01-19-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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Saw this on a tractor website. Larger size can be used when fueling an RV, gas or diesel. Anyone familiar with this? Does it work?

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Old 01-19-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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I like the looks of it! Especially for my mower and tractor. Unless it has a 90 degree neck, it would not work for my MH. It is a straight in filler. I believe most of the diesel pumps have a final filter at the pump.

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Apparently there is a way to adapt it for 90*. Found these under their FAQ section.

Q. How do I use this for automotive or motor home use?
A. The downspout of the F-15 is the same size as 1" PVC pipe which can be added to reach any fuel tank. In line on/off valves can also be installed for more control. (If PVC pipe is used, a bonding wire should be attached from the funnel to the filler neck of the fuel tank to control static problems.)

Q. Won't using the funnel slow me down at the pump?
A. Yes. But you can use the funnel as a testing device if you are going to transfer a large quantity of fuel. If you are going to pump 150 gallons test the first 5 or 10 gallons and inspect the bottom of the funnel. If no water or contamination is visible in the funnel, pump directly into the tank and make another check at 50 gallons and 100 gallons. Usually if there is no contamination to begin with it means that the vendor is taking good care of his filters and you won't need the funnel. If, however, you find any contamination you are better to slow down and use the funnel for the whole refueling process or go to another source.
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:14 PM   #4
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This is one product I will have to pass on. During all my years of filling tanks most of the issues were on my end not the service station. I have only had one tank that I believed was contaminated at the pump and I must have forgotten my magic funnel at home.
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According to the website these may only be purchased from a local dealer. They are sold under the RACOR brand name.
It is just a different filter configuration that my regular farm tractor funnels with a fine screen in the top of the neck. I find more water and tiny specks of "dirt" from gasoline than diesel. Any respectable farm store sells funnels with a filter screen.
AFTERTHOUGHT: About their admonishment to use a grounding strap with PVC pipe extensions- why pray tell, are plastic funnels sold if a funnel must be grounded? Where would one attach the strap to obtain a connection?
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Those are really normally meant for small motors because they don't traditionally have fuel filters at all. This is to protect the motors from gunk from the fueling station, or your own gas can.
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Wow! I think I'll stick to my old faithful funnels. $45.00 + $15.00 S&H on eBay I don't need it that bad.

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