Originally Posted by shthpnz
I use the Delphi 296 as filter and water separator for my E-Tec 200. I like the clear glass underneath the filter. Now water can be detected immediately. No problems with the motor so far.
But now I start thinking: as the filter is originally made for Diesel engines which are not as thirsty as petrol ones: can the filter deliver enough petrol at WOT? Anybody?
I would think so. They are fitted to diesels in the 200Hp range and get enough flow to run them, AND return a considerable flow back to the tank down the return line.
if you pull one to bits and look at the surface area of the paper its massive, you could wallpaper your front room with one
there is a double length one available too.
Jeeze .. how long did it take you post that I aint never seen a petrol engined car/bike or what ever, fitted with a 522 yet,..
i would think its down to cost, most petrol cars of the pre injection era only had a little plastic cheap filter, if a filter at all, the one in the yamaha powerhead may stop a dead spider but thats about it, its as cheap and crap as they could get away with. Modern injection cars use disposable ones too, expensive to replace, but cheaper initially as there is no housing, and lighter, lower part count on the production line. they dont need replacing very often either, petrol seems to be a lot cleaner than diesel in general.
I never changed the one on the corsa, its done 105,000now