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Inline fuel filters + Seafoam = Bad Idea?
When I brought my VN750 in to a local mechanic for an engine pull/disassembly job to fix the balancers, I mentioned offhand how I had had problems with rust in the tank clogging my fuel hoses and carbs in an older bike and was interested in getting inline fuel filters. The problem is that the space there under the tank for adding such filters would be VERY tight, and I hadn't found any ones that I knew would fit under there.
Well, when I picked my bike back up last week, it seems he threw in a set of inline filters in the mix of work he did for me (which included epoxying some hairline cracks in the arm brackets of my fuel tank due to the formerly excessive vibration). Hot diggity!
It occurred to me though that this could complicate my current habit of adding about a 1/2 can of Seafoam every month or so to a fill-up while riding.
Seafoam is a cleanser, right? So there must be something caustic about it.
I add it to the fuel tank but it ultimately reaches the carbs and fuel jets, right? So it must be getting there through the fuel lines.
I've just added these filters between the tank and the carbs. Therefore, any Seafoam I add into the tank will pass through the filters. Is that going to eat the filters?
I'm not sure exactly what brand of filters they are (I just emailed him to ask), but I would think either it's a problem or it's not, it shouldn't matter as to the brand, right?
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