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Old 04-07-2018, 11:26 AM   #1
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Water separating fuel filter.

So I went camping last weekend and trying to get campfire going I had a brilliant idea. I would drain some diesel fuel out of the fuel filter since that what itís made for right. Well never again, I opened drain and let a small amount drain the close the valve which was enough to get fire going. We headed out 2 days later drove about 1 1/2 hours all good, unloading golf cart and trailer when engine started sputtering ran inside check engine light and alarm going off so I shut her down. When back and diesel fuel was leaking pretty good around the drain valve cause by the oring twisted. After replacing fuel filter which I donít travel without a spare, primed the system and all smooth again. Just to say something so simple can be a big headache.

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Old 04-07-2018, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hey I'll say you had a good idea about fire starting ! AND you were "prepared" with a spare filter.... Good job !!!!!

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Old 04-07-2018, 02:13 PM   #3
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Yeah, but the fire was nice right?
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Old 04-07-2018, 03:54 PM   #4
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I bought some fire starter granuals from Amazon and they work great! The granuals burn at 1200 degrees and claim to even start wet wood. Not sure about that but they started some good sized dry hard wood just fine! Comes in a plastic pail with a good lid. EZ to store under the coach.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:57 AM   #5
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we save our bacon grease and works like a charm and smells good...the natives at Lynn Lake in way north Canada showed us when it was damp out and had a time getting fire going..
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we save our bacon grease and works like a charm and smells good...
Bears LOVE the smell of bacon grease
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:30 PM   #7
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not like every cabin and camper there wasn't cooking something outside.. and i did bear hunt in way more north and they had just oats,,well after we had couple we started in OATS,, we need grease and burgers.. next morning it was there. got scared by wolverine on way to stand. carrying my stuff the rifle was not where it should have been but he left. next thing I'm just listening and heard a mouse.. turned and bear!! shot a cinnamon large and scary bear .. oh i got stories that I'm sure others wouldn't be so kind to read.. later

and its not like we are in bear country every trip.. and have the sense ya know..

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