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  1. weesa20

    weesa20 Well-Known OPE Member

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    so I was splitting some wood and noticed that there was hydraulic fluid leaking from the suction line. Upon closer inspection, the filter/hose clearance is non-existent and the filter wore a hole through the line. I purchased some replaced line, but now the filter rubs even more.

    I’m afraid if I extend the filter out for clearance, it will be more exposed. Can’t more the filter or the pump vertically that I can see. Filter is as tight as possible.

    Maybe a 45 pointing down from the tank before entering the hose?

    Any thoughts on how to proceed? I really don’t want to spend much additional money if possible.

    Pics- old line with hole at fitting going to pump. Either rubbed a hole on the filter or on the fitting due to the angle.

    Pics of new line and cleanse issue. Filter is sitting right on the line. Additional picture for the fittings used.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
     

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  2. Steve

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    Turn the filter sideways.
     
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    weesa20 Well-Known OPE Member

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    Ok to have the filter horizontal?
     

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    Dub11 Some body poisoned the watering hole!

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    I dont see why not the oil filter on my Honda is horizontal on the block.
     
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    Yep. Most splitter ive seen are that way. The filter holds the dirt in the pleats of the cartrige, not in the bottom.
     
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    Great! Thanks. That was easy. Just had to adjust the 90 degree inlet fitting because it hit the other pressure line when a rotated the filter.
     
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    You're welcome :thumbsup:
     
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    I suppose it does not matter too much in your application (since a filter is usually is not needed), but, the reason for the filter being vertical is some are designed to remove water and the water stays in the bottom of the filter. Some are designed so the metal stays at the bottom of the filter so it does not clog the by pass valve if present.

    If you find the filter is basically just a Motorcraft FL-1a filter, you can swap in a FL-820, which is the same filter, just shorter, if memory correctly serves me.
     
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    Shouldn't use an engine oil filter as a hydralic filter. Most oil filters have a built in bypass valve and an anti-drain back valve. Oil filters are also not full flow filters. Can run into flow problems using them as a hydro filter.
     
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    Sold that POS so someone else’s problem...had a filter from the manufacturer so it was probably an engine oil filter... thanks for the help.

    W
     
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