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jcaldwell 09-06-2013 11:47 PM

Mysterious Engine Piece
 
The engine in my (new to me) Hilterhoeller 28 is a BMW D12. The device in the picture is mounted above the oil filter in the engine compartment. But, the black hoses coming to and from it are snipped and not attached to anything.

Can anyone help identify it and its purpose?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/617342/IMG_0599.JPG

JSailer 09-06-2013 11:55 PM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
That's a fuel filter.

Faster 09-07-2013 01:25 AM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JSailer (Post 1085397)
That's a fuel filter.

...and not a very effective one as described.....

Seaduction 09-07-2013 12:35 PM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
Does it have wiring terminals?

azguy 09-07-2013 01:37 PM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JSailer (Post 1085397)
That's a fuel filter.

x2

TQA 09-07-2013 02:18 PM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
It looks more like a water trap than a fuel filter. Although water traps usually have transparent bowls.

Brewgyver 09-07-2013 02:46 PM

Does look more like a filter than a water separator.

Azzarac 09-07-2013 07:02 PM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
Not to date myself here but it looks to be a sediment bowl that was commonly used on most updraft carburetor engines made in the 50's. If you open the bowl you should find a small bronze filter inside.

SloopJonB 09-07-2013 08:39 PM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
Updraft carbs - who in their right mind would have ever thought those things up? Make the engine suck up instead of down. :rolleyes:

I suspect they were a British invention.

TQA 09-07-2013 09:26 PM

Re: Mysterious Engine Piece
 
Harder to flood an engine with an updraft carbie.

Also assuming an inline engine it makes for a more compact unit.


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