REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Integral Fuel Pump and Filter (Replaceable Element Type)
See Figures 1 through 5
Prior to 1966, the fuel pump was equipped with an integral fuel filter, featuring a replaceable element. It is recommended that this filter element be replaced every 36 months or 36,000 miles, or in the event that the filter becomes clogged. It is important to use the proper filter element for your fuel pump and to observe the instructions for positioning the element within the fuel pump unit. These instructions will be printed on the replacement element.
Inline Fuel Filter (Non-Replaceable Element Type)
The fuel filters on all engines since 1966 are of one-piece construction and cannot be cleaned. The filter is located inline at the carburetor inlet. The interval for replacing the single-unit filter is specified in the maintenance schedule. The procedure for replacing the fuel filter is as follows:
- Remove the air cleaner.
- Loosen the clamps securing the fuel inlet hose to the fuel filter.
- Unscrew the fuel filter from the carburetor and discard the gasket, if so equipped. Disconnect the fuel filter from the inlet hose and discard the retaining clamps.
- Install a new clamp on the inlet hose and reconnect the hose to the new filter. Screw the new filter into the carburetor inlet port and tighten.
- Position the fuel line hose clamps and crimp the clamps securely.
- Start the engine and check for fuel leaks.
- Install the air cleaner.