'79 Chev Van. 20 Series. 3/4 Ton. 350 V8 + 350 TH Tranny. Camper Van.
Rochester 4 bbl carb ( fuel filter inside carb at fuel inlet ).
I've experienced symptoms of fuel starvation under load, several
times, + replaced fuel filter( round cardboard thing, ~ o.5 in. dia.
X ~ 1. in long ) located in carb.
On inspection, old filter had rust dust inside.
Latest filter only lasted ~ 500 Km. ( ~300 mi. ) before becoming
Van is camper + sits all winter; w/ full tank + fuel stabilizer.
?? Is removing + cleaning fuel tank inevitable to prevent rapid
clogging of fuel filter ?
If so, any advice on procedure + cleaning material + difficulty of
replacing fuel line ?
?? Will an inline additional fuel filter w/ replaceable cartridge just
before carb be a satisfactory " work-around " of rust problem?
( I find re +re the existing filter to be no fun on side of road. )
?? Probably a stupid question, but here goes ( perhaps I'm in denial /
looking for easy way out ) ... The previous time the filter got
clogged I had no replacement on board so drove home ~ 500 mi. without
filter, before replacing it, with no apparent deleterious effect.
?? Can I just remove filter + run without one ? ... or will carb die
? What else will suffer from contaminated fuel ?
Any advice gratefully rec'd.
Please reply to NG.