Is it ok to mount a filter on the suction side of a mechanical fuel pump?
Cavitation is my main concern.General rule of thumb is do not restrict the suction side of a pump. If you do it can cavitate or restrict flow and that can/will cause air bubbles. You want the suction side to be flooded at all times. I am not talking about the nylon sock or screens that are on pump pickups.
That's what I was thinking, I'd rather see it get caught before the pump. I called summits tech line and they said it was ok; which doesn't mean very much.You're going to get both sides on this one.
I don't see it as a problem, and if I have any trash coming through the fuel system I'd rather have it get caught before the pump than after.
That is to catch the larger pieces before they go in to the pump. The filter is there to stop the finer particles from clogging the injectors.That's fine, but if that was good enough why would you need a filter at all?