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Is there a specific direction for installing fuel filter AM116304 in my LX118? Which end goes 'upstream' --closest to fuel tank?

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YES absolutely. the large part of the filter is from the tank (supply) the end that looks like it has a cap portion glued to it goes toward the carb. Filters usually have a directional arrow on them.

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