What size <span class="highlight">Mr</span> <span class="highlight">Funnel</span> do I require?

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 17:51
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A question to those who own & use a "Mr Funnel" what size e.g. filtering capacity do you recommend?. My tank capacity is approximately 75 Ltr. Doing an outback trip shortly. Intend refuelling along Oodnadatta track through to Mt Dare & on to Kulgera. Not greatly worried if it take 5 in to top up. Is there a difference in filter quality or just the litres per min?
How do you store your Funnel to keep it dust free?
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 18:31

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 18:31
As big as you can get, they are pretty slow at filtering fuel and even with the biggest one filling from a pump would be slow and tiring...... if you tipped it out of a jerry can the flow rate from the jerry would have to be slowed down.

If your fuelling up at recognised fuel places you won't need one, the three places you have mentioned you should have no problems.

The only difference between all the Mr Funnels is the flow rate.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan L2 - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:35

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:35
Thanks olcoolone for your reply. I checked the web site first & wondered why a 19 ltr/min was more than 3 time the price of a 13 ltr/min, thus asked the question.

I was a bit 50/50 about whether I needed one, so may put purchase on back burner for the time being after reading your reply re the three places mentioned.

Cheers,
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:19

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:19
I think over recent time I must've run over a Chinaman or something equally as bad to bring me bad luck. I've had to have the tank removed and cleaned, and the fuel system flushed from the rail aft on three separate occasions within 12 months of each other - all were for serious water contamination.

The first was a fill up at a Shell Roadhouse on the north side of Kempsey (don't know what sort of turnover here). The second was at a Shell servo in Fyshwick (Canberra) - this is a high turnover servo. The third was at a BP Servo in Queanbeyan - again a high turnover servo. The cost of the clean up on each occasion ranged between $800 and $1000 and only the Shell servo in Fyshwick came good when I sort payment.

Thankfully no damage was done to the engine fuel system but unfortunately the aftermarked 160ltr Opposite Lock fuel tank I had fitted to the ute started corroding internally - only 2.5 years old too and I had to replace it. It subsequently fitted and LRA 150ltr tank that is made of aluminised steel so hopefully this will stand up better. Better still I hope that Chinaman has punished me enough and has decided to move on to give someone else the bleep es.

I have also fitted Water Watch and use Mr Funnel for the first 10-20 litres of each fill. I figure if there is no water in the first 10-20 litres then it is pretty safe to continue the fill.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:21

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:21
*sought payment
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Follow Up By: Odog - Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 18:54

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 18:54
I'd like to ask patrol22 a few questions about where you get your fuel, I have filled up at both shell at fyshwick, and bp at Queanbeyan . I purchased a mr funnel, but have not used it yet. Any chance you can contact me. I tried to find you in the contacts but no luck. Cheers odog
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 19:01

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 19:01
Odog - I can't post the actual stations on here but if you send me an email patrolpete22@gmail.com I'll let you know.
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Reply By: Rockape - Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 18:59

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 18:59
Alan,
Coolone answered the size problem, and I will answer the clean side.

Pour the excess diesel into a container, wipe out the excess with paper towel and store in a suitable size plastic bag with a tie to keep dust out.

Slow but it does the job.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan L2 - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:46

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:46
I had thought the plastic bag would be the way to go, seems a bit messy. One would have to be very carefully re dust sealing otherwise could end worst off than not using it.
Thanks for your reply Rockape, I am not too sure if you are correct about that cold beer though.
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Reply By: Patrol22 - Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 19:09

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 19:09
Agree with what others have said......I'd recommend the twin filter 45 litres per minute one. I also store mine in a plastic bag inside a special carry bag available from Punkinhead Air Sports.
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Follow Up By: Member - Allan L2 - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:50

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 10:50
Thanks also for your input, I will check out that link.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Member - Peter H1 (NSW) - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 20:10

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 20:10
If you are going to fuel up and there is a tanker refuelling the fuel station. I advise NOT to fill as the load going into the storage tank will stir up the contents [petrol or diesel] and any water that might have been settled on the bottom of the tank [and there always is] will be in suspension and be picked up by the pump and put into your tank.
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Reply By: Member - Markthemilko - Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 23:07

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 23:07
Hi Allan,
I store mine (the largest with a single filter) in a 10lt ice cream container - retrieved from a recycle bin at the rear of a shopping centre! I think you could ask for one at an ice cream shop.

I had to cut about 10ml off the spout to fit it in. I keep a short piece of hose with it as well so I can keep the funnel upright while filling. I use it for the first few litres of each fill to check for fuel contamination.
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