Mr Funnell

Submitted: Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 10:08
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I'me about to buy a "Mr Funnell" funnel, just wondering what is the best size to buy, will only be used to fill diesel from jerry cans into vehicle.
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Ian
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Reply By: Wayne NSW - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:01

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:01
Ian,

I have the 200mm dia one, and they do work.

At first I was going to pump diesel from a 200lt drum through the funnel and into the fuel tank of the vehicle.

That did not work too well because the funnel has a short straight section of spout. Adding a flexible hose to the end of the funnel might have been OK but trying to find a Bunnings at Well 23 was not an option.

What I had to do is pump the fuel from the drum through the funnel and into a jerry can. This was a little time consuming but the price of the fuel made it worth while.

This year I will have some flexible hose that will fit.


Wayne
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:28

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:28
It pays to check all processes at home, near a Bunnings, rather than trying it out for the first time out on the track. Been there done that :-(
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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:16

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 11:16
Ian,

This is an invaluable piece of kit that I do not leave home without. I have the 22 cm, model and it has saved my bacon a couple of times not the least of which was at Well 23 in 2012. A litre of crap, water and rust in the bottom of my drum was not a lot of fun and would have finished my trip in the big common rail Diesel V8.

My mate Jaydub has the twin outlet unit with which he had an issue with blockage of the flow pipes in the funnel. It was replaced by the supplier. No such issues with the single outlet. They will drop 19 litres a minute through them but it relies on a vortex effect so if you can get the fuel swirling in the funnel it will pull it through almost as fast as you can pour it from a jerry can.

What ever model you purchase, immediately go down to Clarke Rubber and buy yourself a length of clear plastic reinforced hose. I think its 25 or 30mm diameter food grade stuff. Just make sure it fits on the end of the funnel (I heated mine up in boiling water before pushing it onto the spout of the funnel. It’s remained on for the past 5 years.

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Mick



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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 14:40

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 14:40
Great accessory. Bit bulky to pack though.
A problem was supporting the funnel whilst needing two hands on a jerry can to pour. I solved that with the arrangement pictured. 40mm plumbing fittings from Bunnings. The funnel stays securely in place when pouring.
But don't rest the jerry spout on the funnel. LOL


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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 14:48

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 14:48
Correction: 30mm plumbing fittings.
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Reply By: Member - Ian H8 - Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 17:06

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 17:06
Hi Ian,
Mate check out e-bay for Mr Funnell in the States. Will probably save yourself a couple of hundred landed at your door. I did.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 17:16

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 17:16
How do you save "a couple of hundred" when they only cost less than $100 locally? Sounds too good to be true. LOL
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Reply By: Tony H15 - Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 18:30

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 18:30
If you have a ute, use a jiggler siphon. No need to balance the funnel or hold up the jerry.
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 10:55

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 10:55
Exactly my intentions. Thanks everyone for your comments and information
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