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Old 02-06-2010, 02:31 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Golan Products Stainless Steel Fuel Filter

My car has been on E85 full-time since August of 2008. One of my lingering concerns has always been how well the OEM fuel filter (paper element, cheap metal housing) would withstand prolonged exposure to ethanol. There have been discussions on here and around the web about the filters degrading rather quickly under full-time E85 use, and of course, sending contaminants through your injectors is a very very bad thing. However, it's virtually impossible to find a fuel filter with stainless steel element and 5/16" barbs to mate up correctly under the hood with all of the factory-sized fuel lines. So I've just been running OEM filters and changing them every 6 months or so...still not a solution, just a way to reduce the risk. I'm also at a power level that's requiring dual Walbros, so I've wondered if the OEM fuel filter could be a source of restriction at those flow levels (probably not).

After quite a bit of searching I finally found Golan Products. They offer the perfect solution! The housing is clear anodized aluminum with a 10 micron stainless steel filter, meaning neither the housing or filter element are at risk for degrading and contaminating the fuel supply. They offer it with -6, -8 or -10 AN endcaps for the ballers and 5/16", 3/8" and 1/2" barbed endcaps for the rest of us, meaning this filter can find a home on virtually any fuel system or vehicle (and that you can change endcaps to suit your needs as your change your configuration).

I called and spoke with Danny @ Golan who was extremely helpful. $75 and 3 days later, I had one of the 5/16" barbed models in my hands and ready to install. It's an incredibly well-made piece, I must say I am VERY impressed -- the quality easily justifies the cost.


Here's what it looks like with AN fitting endcaps:




And here it is in my engine bay. I removed the OEM filter and mounting bracket and simply put this in with some nice new zebra clamps, took about 10 minutes including a test priming and start-up to check for leaks. Bad photographer plus iPhone = bad picture, but hopefully you get the gist:




Here is their website:

http://www.golanproducts.com/

I rarely come across a product that gets me excited but these babies get a well-earned thumbs up from me. It's a low-cost, permanent solution for those running E85 and in my mind, eliminates the last reasonable barrier currently still hindering safe full-time E85 use in turbo Subarus. So go get yourself some 105 octane corn-booze and rest assured your filter will be intact for the long haul!
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Old 02-06-2010, 04:03 AM   #2
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for people with intank filters,would it be possible to delete the stocker,run a solid hose intank in place of the filter and splice this new golan filter in line under the hood w/o adverse effects?
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:56 AM   #3
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As far as i understand, people with the in-tank filter convert to the older style under the hood filter.

How often do you have to change/clean the Golan filter? Just regular intervals?

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Old 02-06-2010, 08:31 PM   #4
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for people with intank filters,would it be possible to delete the stocker,run a solid hose intank in place of the filter and splice this new golan filter in line under the hood w/o adverse effects?
AFAIK this shouldn't an issue; anyone with the in-tank filter who is running dual Walbros has to "delete" the filter and switch to an external.

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As far as i understand, people with the in-tank filter convert to the older style under the hood filter.

How often do you have to change/clean the Golan filter? Just regular intervals?
Golan does not spec a service interval but I'll probably do it every ~30k. I am guessing that fuel quality, not total usage, is the determining factor for choosing a service interval.
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im not running dual pumps but hate the intank filter.since im pulling the rear seats out for a spring install i figure ill order one of these,delete the intank filter and figure out how/were to install under the hood.
i was thinking about mounting it on the drivers side fender by the master cylinder and using some an fittings.
what would be a good size fitting?
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im not running dual pumps but hate the intank filter.since im pulling the rear seats out for a spring install i figure ill order one of these,delete the intank filter and figure out how/were to install under the hood.
i was thinking about mounting it on the drivers side fender by the master cylinder and using some an fittings.
what would be a good size fitting?
The AN fittings will make install much more difficult, but you would want to use -6 (3/8" ID) hose and fittings. Everything under the hood is 8mm ID, which is basically 5/16", making this product perfect for the application (no stretched hose or reducing couplers).

I believe most people with the in-tank who go external are attaching them with zip-ties or a rubber insulated clamp parallel to the return line like I've done in my car.
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Should get them to become a Vendor and have a group buy thread on this!
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:49 PM   #8
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Sent a email and got a reply:

Their reply back from my email sent says:


Your suggestion has really interested me in creating a vendor account on nasioc. However, I'm inclined to make an account because I feel the interest of the forum members has not been sparked. Would you be willing to start a thread inciting interest in maybe a group buy for our filters? If I see there are more than 20 posts willing to do a group buy, I will create a vendor account and we can all benefit from this collaboration. I am willing to reward your hard efforts with a free filter of your choice. Let me know how you feel about this.

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This is something that I would be interested in. A group buy would definately help. You may also talk to Josh at importimageonline.com about picking up their product line, that would make group buys and such easier for everyone and keep Golan from having to purchase a vendor account.
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well im ready to order 2.any suggestion on who to purchase from?
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Just sent Shimon an email.
Let me see what we can do for you guys

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no to take away from golan but would something like this work the same?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/SUM-230102/
either way i need 2 filters.i spent most of the day making a bracket to fit like it belongs there.
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^ yes same thing. It's a very pretty filter for $75.
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^ yes same thing. It's a very pretty filter for $75.
at 75 its alot cheaper than the oem intank.
granted the golan filters down to 10 microns were the one i posted only goes to 40microns.does anyone know what the specs are on the oem filter?
to get a equal filter from summit(equal as in filtering 10 microns)its 68$.
if i used the summit filter which an fittings would i need to make it work.i cant seem to find a -6 that has a barbed end.
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I would use a 10 micron if it's mounted after the pump. I'd be in for a group buy on the Golan if it happens.
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I'm down for this if it turns into a group buy.
I just got my Golan filter yesterday, but made a mistake...

I had ordered 3/8 barbed from another vendor not realizing that they had a 5/16 available. I was going to run line adapters, but seeing as they make a 5/16 barbed I think i'll just send mine back and will wait for the group buy.

Unless anyone needs a 3/8 barbed Golan for a discounted price, i'd be willing to sell mine.
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I'm down for this if it turns into a group buy.
I just got my Golan filter yesterday, but made a mistake...

I had ordered 3/8 barbed from another vendor not realizing that they had a 5/16 available. I was going to run line adapters, but seeing as they make a 5/16 barbed I think i'll just send mine back and will wait for the group buy.

Unless anyone needs a 3/8 barbed Golan for a discounted price, i'd be willing to sell mine.
who did you buy yours from?is there a spec sheet somewere that states the specs on a oem filter?the golan hits the 10 micron mark using steel mesh while the summit on see 40 microns.if the stocker only filters down to 100 microns(i think i read its the industry standard)the summit unit would be a really good option.pretty much get 2 for the cost of 1
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who did you buy yours from?is there a spec sheet somewere that states the specs on a oem filter?the golan hits the 10 micron mark using steel mesh while the summit on see 40 microns.if the stocker only filters down to 100 microns(i think i read its the industry standard)the summit unit would be a really good option.pretty much get 2 for the cost of 1
The stocker filters much finer than 100 microns, a particle of that size is more than large enough to easily clog an injector. The in-tank filter sock (pre-pump) is probably 100 microns, but between the pump and injectors you want something much finer. A 10 micron filter allows plenty of flow, so that's what you want to use. The finer the better, as long as it's not a flow restriction. An ideal setup would probably be a 100 micron between the tank and pump, and a 10 micron between the pump and injectors.
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The stocker filters much finer than 100 microns, a particle of that size is more than large enough to easily clog an injector. The in-tank filter sock (pre-pump) is probably 100 microns, but between the pump and injectors you want something much finer. A 10 micron filter allows plenty of flow, so that's what you want to use. The finer the better, as long as it's not a flow restriction. An ideal setup would probably be a 100 micron between the tank and pump, and a 10 micron between the pump and injectors.
i plan on deleting the intank filter and replacing it with a under hood filter.just like the OP.
if the intank is even close to the 100 micron mark for filtering,deleting it and adding in a single 40 micron filter will deff filter better with more flow.
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got another email from golan,they are waiting to hear back from the forum owners.he said as soon as the account is active he will start his "hello" with a 40+ GB on filters.
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Bumping an old thread. I recently switched my 04 wrx to full time E85, I cleaned my Golan filter element before starting the tune on E85., Within 500 miles here's what my filter element looked like. It ended up getting clogged and crushing the filter element and decreasing fuel flow to the motor. Luckily i caught it quickly before any damage occurred. Anyone Using this on E85 make sure you check it frequently.





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That's extremely odd. I've been on e85 for a long time. I've only check my Golan filter twice, its always been pretty clean if anything. I guess it depends on luck of the draw with brand fuels. As there was an issue with Pearson Fuels with Evos developing sludge. I've always used Propel Fuels as far as filling up with E85 is concerned.
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