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Old 03-16-2017, 07:01 PM   #15
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I waited too long to edit my previous post...when I used to be a bush pilot (when wooly mammoths walked the earth) we carried a funnel and if the aircraft was fuel injected, a chamois. Fuelling from drums, you pumped your fuel through the chamois (it just lined the funnel) and no water could get through. If the aircraft was carbureted, like a Beaver, we used a felt, basically a discarded Texas hat, which we lined the funnel with. The felt might leave some fibres in the fuel which a carburetor would have no trouble swallowing but the fibres could muck up a fuel injection system. For diesel, a felt would probably be better than a chamois because it would pass the fuel quicker and the elaborate filtering we have would solve the fibre problem.

Pretty old-school solution to water separation, just don't tell your buddy why you want to borrow his Stetson!
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