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  • John Jones
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    What a whirl wind of a few days for you!!!!  and thank goodness you noticed the fuel leak…. fuck…….   I would keep extra fuel line, and a filter with you in the bus , also a fan belt, a fuel pump, and points and condenser, and some bailing wire… and ya know.. the basic’s… 😎  damn $1 fuel filter can ruin your day…

    Pete
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    This DC turned out soooo nice!  Congrats Mike and KCW!

     

    Pete
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    Oh, and speaking of fuel line….I’d love the hear the KCW feedback on it….I bought a length of this to try out on the next line replacement.  German made, ethanol compliant, and braided.

    https://www.belmetric.com/multifuel-hoseethanol-approved-c-14_662/rhm6braid-flennor-multifuel-hose-6mm-braided-p-9853.html?zenid=nkml4l0k629fl0360olmklnfn6

    John Jones
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    fuel line… a constant battle… unless you just give in and use the rubber and stuff and hose clamps.. 😎

    Hubcap repaired and epoxy primed   I will paint it later today and ship it tomorrow…. Mike, email me where you want it sent… I will also include the rest of yoru L21 paint… 😎

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    Pat K
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    Was good to see you again Mike. Had a great time hanging out with you and your dad.

    Glad to hear you made it home safe after all the extra excitement.

    Thanks for trusting us with your baby. Drive safe, and buy a fire extinguisher.

    We will build it if it comes.

    BBWB
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    I’d install on of those fire extinguisher tube things that Cole used awhile ago on his red bus. Seems like a really good idea when everything critical is behind you when driving.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    mdubg
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    I’m definitely going to get a BlazeCut for the engine bay.  It’s not pretty, but it could save my ass at some point.  What do you think about relocating the filter out of the engine bay and a way from the engine heat?  I’ve seen a few threads on TS about installing the filter under the vehicle.  What do you think about this little set up?

    Fuel Filter

    A guys sells that bracket on TS for $40.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1901747

     

    Willy
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    The bracket looks nice, but unnecessary in my opinion.

    If you wanted to move the filter back there you could just stick it in line near one of the folding tabs to keep it up out of the way.

    I’ve got mine in the engine bay, and I’m pretty sure everyone else at KCW does too…. 🤷🏼‍♀️ But people do seem to point it out to me often 🙄

     

    John Jones
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    I guess I see the advantage of not having the fuel filter in the engine bay… but I a not sure under the bus is better… going down the road. if a filter leaks in that spot above,, I imagine it’s gonna drip right on number 3 exhaust… it’s not any cooler down there…  it was just a fluke… throw that bitch away, install another and check it often… 😎

    Corporate
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    Great meeting you and your dad!!  So glad you made it safely!

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    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    mdubg
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    Thanks John for the advice.  Easy fix for sure.

    Gretchen, it was great to hang out for a couple hours with you all.  I pop in my garage all the time to just admire the amazing work KCW did.  Can wait to get the registration updated and log some miles (or at least drive to work)

    Franz
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    Yeah yeah yeah, I know everyone is nervous about having the fuel filter in the engine bay. Filters work best under pressure…not under vacuum. Installing a filter before the pump is asking for vapor-lock issues. With a mechanical fuel pump the only place a filter should be installed is in the engine bay…. We have also positioned it low and out of the way, so that if it does fail its not going to drip on any of the ignition components.

    Plus, its easier to look at and service in a place where you can see it.

    mdubg
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    Yeah yeah yeah, I know everyone is nervous about having the fuel filter in the engine bay. Filters work best under pressure…not under vacuum. Installing a filter before the pump is asking for vapor-lock issues. With a mechanical fuel pump the only place a filter should be installed is in the engine bay…. We have also positioned it low and out of the way, so that if it does fail its not going to drip on any of the ignition components. Plus, its easier to look at and service in a place where you can see it.

    I knew you all had a well thought out reason behind the placement. 👍

    volksaddict
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    Another vote for filter in the engine compartment. I run the line long and over the coil bracket so any pull is on the coil and not the carb. I need to see if gas is flowing, my tank might be empty.

    Yours is the first I’ve heard of just splitting – fluke. Knowing how cheap aftermkt parts are now it’s not surprising.

    Lone Star
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    Mike you have one awesome looking DC.!!!!!   Great work guy as always.

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