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Old 07-05-2019, 02:43 PM   #1
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About 4 months ago, I fired up my new LS3 crate engine, and ran it multiple times, but now my attention will be directed towards getting the body work done, and then the painting. Realistically, the engine probably won't be started again for at least another year and a half. I've drained the gas tank and the main fuel line. I'm worried about the fuel injectors getting gummed up from old gas. Would it be a good idea to pull them, soak them in carb cleaner, and put them back in? Or, am I making a mountain out of a mole hill?
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Run Avgas (airplane fuel), and put Camguard in the oil. AVGas does not go stale nor go bad.
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Run Avgas (airplane fuel), and put Camguard in the oil. AVGas does not go stale nor go bad.
Thanks, but I can't do that. My engine electronics have been disconnected.
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Oh boy, look what I found. I will have to pull the injectors. This 10 micron filter was "supposed to be" the last line of defense to protect my injectors from trash. I've sent these pics to Redhorse Performance tech support, and I will be calling them Monday morning.







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what brand was that filter?? red horse?? is this possibly a defective filter or is it an ethanol in the fuel issue?? I would definitely take apart the fuel rails and clean out with chemtool.
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"or is it an ethanol in the fuel issue??"

Most likely, ethanol attacked the glue. I did many sets of injs from a defunct stock car series.
Sealed LS engines, stock fuel system, ecm, etc. The glue in the paper filters plugged the injs.

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what brand was that filter?? red horse?? is this possibly a defective filter or is it an ethanol in the fuel issue?? I would definitely take apart the fuel rails and clean out with chemtool.
Yes, Redhorse. All of the hose and fittings on my '57 are Redhorse. It was convenient for me to go with that brand, because the local speed shop keeps their entire product line in stock.

Ethanol shouldn't have caused the problem, because the product description for the stainless mesh element says "Compatible with E85, Pump Gas, Race Gas, and Diesel".
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what brand was that filter?? red horse?? is this possibly a defective filter or is it an ethanol in the fuel issue?? I would definitely take apart the fuel rails and clean out with chemtool.
Yes, Redhorse. All of my hose and fittings on my '57 are Redhorse. It was convenient for me to go with that brand, because the local speed shop keeps their entire product line in stock.

Ethanol shouldn't have caused the problem, because in the product description for the element, it says "Compatible with E85, Pump Gas, Race Gas, and Diesel".
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DON’T run aviation fuel its leaded and will glaze over the O2’s!!
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