About fuel filter
A fuel filter is a pipe contained in a line of petrol. It performs the function of filtering the particles of dirt and rust from the air, usually converted into cartridges containing a filter film. Such fuel filters can be used in internal combustion engines because they serve the primary role in the modern fuel systems of the close tolerance engine. Using it is important because unfiltered fuel contains various forms of waste, such as paint chips and soil. Unless removed, these result in rapid wear and degradation of the fuel pump and injectors due to abrasive action of particles on the high precision parts present in the injection systems.
What is the purpose of fuel filter?
A fuel filter performs the primary filtering function of the gasoline. The fuel line can be found. Such filters are used in both gas and diesel vehicles to remove, if not inspected frequently, the tremendous amount of dirt, rust and debris that tends to settle out of the fuel onto the bottom of the tank. It is therefore important to test the fuel filter from time to time in order to avoid sediment clogging and preserve the operations of high-precision parts present in the injection systems.
How fuel filter works?
A fuel filter has a medium filter and an inlet and outlet for the fuel to enter and exit. When the fuel pump is pushing fuel at high pressure along the fuel lines, this causes the fuel to move through the filter media. The filtration media is porous and the fuel flows through leaving the particles behind according to the size of the pores. Also, a process that extracts water from the fuel is present in a variety of fuel filters, especially those in diesel engines. At the bottom is a tank where the water separates from the fuel and the dust is mixed together. The drain valve allows to empty the bowl of water. The filters are also fitted with a water sensor at times when the water needs a cleaning to give a dashboard warning.
Where is fuel filter located?
The fuel filters are placed somewhere between the fuel pump and the engine while most modern vehicles have the filter within the fuel tank with some fuel pump assemblies that incorporate the fuel filter within. The older vehicles were connected to the fuel line with the fuel filter present beneath the body. Numerous vehicles have a filter in the engine bay where they kill the contaminants. Thus, the position of the filter depends on a variety of factors such as the manufacture of the vehicle, model, and year.