I haven’t been getting replies to most of my posts, but I’ll keep trying. The last owner of my Pontiac had a metal fuel filter less than a foot from the gas tank. I replaced that when I went through the moves to restart the car after sitting so long. I drained what I could, filled the tank with premium gas and added dry gas/carb cleaner to the tank. Everything was flushed all the way to the carb and the carb was a fresh rebuild. The car started and ran. I see cars with filters in this position and no problems. I hear from some you shouldn’t have a filter before the pump. What is the definitive answer? Should I remove the filter after I run through the first tank full of gas?