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GATS Fuel Jar Strainer


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GATS Fuel Jar Strainer

The GATS Jar is the first and finest fuel analysis tester capable of separating non-petroleum contaminants and thereby purifying water and debris from contaminated AVGAS and Jet fuel.

The GATS Jar allows extracted fuel to be put back into the aircraft instead of on the ground without the fear of reintroducing contaminants back into the fuel system.

Once the fuel is sampled, the built-in screen separates solids and  non-petroleum contaminants so that only clean fuel is returned to the tank.  It also gives a visual display of AVGAS contaminated by jet fuel, and can be used with any petroleum fuel grade and octane, including Jet A fuel, automotive gasoline, and diesel fuel.  

Made of strong plastic with a wide mouth.  Holds 12 ounces.

 

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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Works as advertised
by Lewis from Raymond ME USA 

Pros: Clear, large container
Review: The GATS fuel jar strainer is great for checking the 13 spots on the Cessna 172, 182, and 205 I fly for CAP. It easily holds a wing tank load of 5 sump checks and it makes for easy pouring of fuel back into wing tank. Don't like throwing that expensive fuel on the ramp.
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Sunday, November 06, 2016
Great strainer c340
by Jonathan from Helena MT USA 

Pros: Can sump the whole airplane before pouring back onto tank, wider mouth prevents spilling on hands while straining
Cons: Screen is hard to clean without taking apart and rinsing but that's what the screen is for is to catch stuff
Review: I always thought the GATS jar was a bit excessive for trainer aircraft but now that I'm flying a c340 I wouldn't want anything else.
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Friday, March 04, 2016
Little on the flimsy side
by Will from Mankato MN USA 

Pros: Very functional
Cons: Flimsy
Review: I like it and it is very functional. It seems kind of flimsy, but has held up so far. I keep it in my bag and it gets smashed around. I'm concerned it might end up cracking or getting punctured.
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
by A Customer from Denton,TX 
Review: Good cushion. Love the color. If given the choice, I could have gone one size up, but oh well, this will do for now.
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
by A Customer from Daytona Beach FL USA 
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Monday, November 09, 2015
by Jon from Draper UT USA 
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Monday, November 09, 2015
I would buy this again
by C172 from Durham NC USA 

Pros: works well to separate H20
Cons: Mettle rod is close to jar side, sometime fuel runs down the rod and out of the jar over my hand
Review: Works well and samples significant fuel. I had used one before on a rental and got what I expected. The mettle rod used to open some of the sumps is very close to the edge of the jar and if the jar needs to be at an angle to initiate the draining of the sump, fuel can fun down to mettle post, over the jar and down your hand.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
by Jim from Fresno CA USA 
Review: Does what it is supposed to do.
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Updated version
by Joe L. from Richmond VA USA 

Pros: New lip, seems beefier than before
Cons: Top seems glued on.
Review: More durable looking than previous purchases of same product. Has a new lip for easy pouring back. Much better for fuel drain than the thin tube competitor.
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Monday, March 16, 2015
Very Good Product
by A Customer from Saint Joseph MN USA 

Pros: Easy to use
Cons: none
Review: It is easy to use and allows you to pour the fuel back into the tanks.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The best fuel jar I've ever used
by Brian from Council Bluffs USA 

Pros: A screen so you can actually put your good fuel back in the plane.
Cons: None so far.
Review: Started using this fuel jar when I was renting a plane and it was the jar I bought when I become an aircraft owner.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Very Good Product
by Bill from  

Pros: Saves fuel and keeps fuel off the asphalt
Cons: Jar is a little larger than I need
Review:
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I would, and will if needed, buy this product again.
by Thomas from Lincoln CA USA 

Pros: Just easy to use, and easy to clean if necessary.
Cons: It is a little bulky, but that is not really a problem for me.
Review: It is a very easy way to be sure that the fuel you put back into the fuel cell of your plane is free of contamination, and it is easy then to get rid of the debris or water if any was there.


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Monday, November 12, 2012
Great fuel sampler
by A Customer from Shelburne VT USA 

Pros: Easy to use and saves valuable fuel with o
Review: Great way to save good fuel on a preflight!
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
What I have been missing!!
by Leman from Richmond CA USA 

Pros: all
Review: It is a great device. It allows me to drain as much fuel as I like to get rid of all of the particles/water the eye can see. At the same time not dumping fuel(money) on the ground. They should pass these out to new student pilots.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Like
by Jim from Woodsville NH USA 

Review: I'm in love being able to return gasoline back to the tank. That's HUGE! The negatives are relatively minor: spills a little when you pour, better not unscrew cap because gasket shrinks and it won't go back together (based on other reviews), sample drain adapter snaps in a little loosely so care needs to be taken that it doesn't fall out and wind up in the tank when you are returning fuel, and there is some question whether the screen really separates the water.
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012
by Martin from Ocean ridge FL USA 
Review: As expected
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Serves it purpose
by Shirley from Miami FL USA 

Review: Easy to use and is an excellent tool.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Best
by Gary from Westborough MA USA 

Review: Best little fuel sample strainer jar I have used. Easy to detect any water and it strains the water from fuel when you pour it back into the tank. Amazing, how they do that, who cares, it works.
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Friday, December 16, 2011
Just as advertised
by Kevin from Pryor OK USA 

Pros: Larger capacity for multi-sumps before dumping. Handy strainer. No wasted fuel.
Cons: A little large for a flight bag.
Review: It did exactly what was expected of it. Saw a local flight instructor with one and decided to try it. Very happy with the results.
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Monday, October 31, 2011
by Jack from Doylestown OH USA 
Pros: Sturdy and versatile
Cons: Drips fuel onto the wing when pouring sample back into tank
Review: Use of the GATS fuel jar results in less splashing of fuel onto your hand when taking the sample as compared to smaller sample bottles. Its large capacity is a plus for C182's that have numerous sample points. If it had a pour spout I would have given it five stars
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
by A Customer from Santa Monica CA USA 
Review: Simple easy to use and it is the number 1 choice of my flight school.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
by Gennaro ( Jerry ) from Lewes DE USA 
Pros: Clear to see through for any contamination. All around a good tool for the aircraft.
Cons: Nne
Review: Easy to use. New improved metal sump probe. If it came with a six foot ladder for Cessna it would rate a 10. Only kidding about the ladder.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Neat'n'Clean
by Pete L from Pittsburgh PA USA 

Pros: Clean hands; large volume
Cons: None
Review: Unlike various other, skinnier fuel strainers, this one allows you to keep your hands free of fuel. In addition, its larger size allows one to sump all of a plane's tanks without having to dispose of small quantities of fuel. Once finished you can then safely return the sumped fuel to the tanks, pouring through the strainer's mesh screen.
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Monday, June 20, 2011
Excellent
by Steven from MIddletown DE USA 

Review: Allows a larger sample to be drained, and sample is easily visable. Great for flight training.
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Friday, February 18, 2011
Good buy.
by Greg from Escondido CA USA 

Pros: A great way to strain & return fuel to tanks. Very easy to see contaminents.
Cons: A little bulky for the flight bag, but worth it.
Review: Great fuel collector. A little bulky but built well & works great.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010
by Struan from iowa city 
Review: Works as advertised, needs to be cleaned after each use.
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010
by Greg from Waco TX 
Review: Overall a good product - a few notes:
1) If you have a plane with T drains you may want to file the slots on the jar a bit - It can be a pain to line them up.
2) It's a pain to use on the fuel strainer drain on a Piper Warrior (but that's a badly designed drain in my opinion)
3) Great for filtering solid contaminants.
4) Good for SMALL amounts of water (a drop or two in the fuel), but not for massive contamination.
4a) The screen MUST be saturated with gasoline before it will filter water. If the screen is wet with water then water will be able to pass through at that point.
5) As others have said, it should have a lip for pouring fuel back into the tanks. I've never had trouble on the Pipers I fly because you can get up close and personal with the tank, spillage has been minimal. I imagine on a high-wing aircraft this would be more of a pain.
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Works fine, but is not as simple as advertised.
by A Customer from Huson MT USA 

Pros: It will pay for itself in a short time.
Cons: Not a sump and pour device.
Review: It does take out water and allows expensive fuel to be saved, however the process is not as simple as advertised. The need to wipe the top of the mesh with a clean cloth to take off any water before pouring fuel back into your tanks is imprecise. Also, I usually get a wet hand due to fuel spray not being contained by the lip of the jar. Overall, it will pay for itself in short time due to the amount of fuel saved.
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Monday, July 12, 2010
Product works
by Al from Cheyenne . USA 

Pros: Has a large containment jar
Cons: barely works on fuel filter sump
Review: Works well on two on wing sumps, has to be held just so so for the fuel filter sump on a Piper Cherokee 180.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Awesome product
by william from port lavaca TX USA 

Pros: Saves fuel
Cons: Price
Review: A little pricey for a plastic jar but it does the job well. Everything on a plane is expensive so the price doesn't matter. It's nice to test your fuel and then be able to return the clean fuel back to the tank without the contaminants.
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
Definitely the one to buy
by Kelvin from Castle Rock CO USA 

Pros: No wasted fuel
Cons: It is a bit big
Review: It is just the only one you should buy, it may be a bit more expensive but it's worth it when you think about all the wasted fuel. And you don't have to worry about putting dirt or water back into the gas tank because of the efficient strainer.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I would buy this product again
by Jay from Shell Lake WI USA 

Pros: You don't waste fuel
Cons: Rubber seal sometimes binds and jar leaks
Review: Great at what it advertises! The rubber seal on mine came out of round so it sometimes doesn't seal the jar and leaks.
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Friday, November 27, 2009
A good idea
by A Customer from IA USA 

Pros: Holds a lot of fuel
Cons: Ease in pouring
Review: My CFI showed me how to "pretreat" the filter by letting some avgas drain down into the container before filling it up. Gas from belly drain had some particles in it (the backup trainer that had been sitting awhile), so it was good to have that filter. Was a windy day, and fuel spilled all over the wing when I tried to pour it back in after checking the last access point. That (ease in pouring it back) may be it's weak point. Other than that, it worked fine.
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Friday, October 02, 2009
by A Customer from Hilton Head Island SC USA 
Pros: Simple
Review: A better mouse trap (or fuel sump jar)
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Just what we need !!!!!
by Shirley from Miami FL USA 

Pros: Help the control contamination
Cons: size too wide
Review: Yes, it provide the service we need, and it is what we where looking for our student to use, No complaint from our users "our students" My vision is the same but less wide, meaning to occupy less space in our students, instructors an pilots' bags.
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Monday, July 27, 2009
by A Customer from USA 
Pros: can almost sump 13 points before dumping
Cons: see "Your Review..."
Review: "needle" is lose. fuel sprays all over the place when you use it.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Great concept but make sure it works on your plane
by Michael from Jamesville NY USA 

Pros: Saves fuel and dumping fuel on pavement
Cons: Will not work by itself on an Aztec
Review: It works as advertised. However, I have a Piper Aztec and it does not fit through the door where the fuel drains are. I still use it in conjunction with my old drainer and just dump the fuel into the GATS jar so I can reuse it and not dump it on the pavement.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
It looks cool but doesn't work.
by Ehud from Tucson AZ USA 

Pros: It's cute and sexy
Cons: Does not filter water at all. Not even one bit. No, really. It bites.
Review: It's a great jar for sampling and examining fuel, but as for its mystical powers of separating water from fuel, as the piece of string said -- I'm afraid not. There is an inherent design flaw in the lip of the jar, so when pouring fuel back into the tank after sampling, it's inevitable that fuel will spill onto the aircraft. A wind only makes the problem worse. I've dremel-ground my GATS Jar lip down to make it less of a sharp angle and it spills less. The manufacturer should do this. The second problem is that -- contrary to what the manual says -- it does not separate out fuel from water (specifically petroleum products from non-petroleum products). For this simulation I put 1/4 cup water in a plastic cup, used a marker to indicate the amount of water, and placed it in a cap-free GATS jar. I then put the cap on, and poured 91 octane lead-free gasoline making sure to wet the entire screen. I then poured the two-liquid mixture through the screen until it was empty. That's right -- the gasoline-coated screen did not prevent any water (at all) from going out. So is it fun to use a GATS jar? Sure. Would I recommend it for filtering particulates -- sure. Would I recommend it for filtering water -- heck no.
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Friday, December 19, 2008
Keep that $, in your tank.
by Erick from Eugene OR USA 

Pros: Large collection jar, strainer works great
Cons: Single drain use, needs pour spout.
Review: This GATS fuel collection jar/strainer is a fine product. It arrived as advertised, and works very well. I like the large collection jar, and you can take the strainer off to clean out other debris. It needs a pour spout to help keep drips off the wing, and the sump drain plunger needs to be turned around to change between the pin style, and the prong style. If you only have one style sump drain, it is a non-issue. I would buy this again, and if they would redesign with a spout, it would be perfect.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
by Greg Hecht from Olathe KS USA 
Review: Excellent product, especially with today's $4 - $6+ fuel prices. This is the only fuel strainer I know of that includes a membrane capable of separating fuel and water so that it is possible to pour tested fuel slops back into your tanks instead of on to the apron or in to your local airport's slops jar (depending on your local regs.) It all adds up over time. If you land at an unfamiliar destination and are unsure about whether you're allowed to pour slops on the apron, this system eliminates the need to give it a thought.
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Saturday, July 26, 2008
Removes contaminants, avoids waste, less environmental harm
by Mark from Allentown PA USA 

Review: Works well filtering AVgas of sediment and water contaminants. You can filter as much fuel as you want without worrying about wasted fuel or environmental harm. Everyone should be using this! Shelf life is about 1-2 yrs. The plastic top cracks over time.
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Friday, July 18, 2008
Perfect for the intended purpose.
by Joel from Los Angeles CA USA 

Pros: Good size, does what it should.
Cons: None
Review: This jar is a perfect replacement for the "shot glass" sump tester included with the aircraft. It allows one to test all of the taps on a 172, and then dump the fuel back into the tank through the strainer--rather than just dumping it on the ground.
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Monday, March 10, 2008
this is great
by Jim from Claremore OK USA 

Pros: no waste
Cons: none
Review: No more fuel on the ground. I have 12 sumps on my '99 C182. This allows me to take samples from each and pour them back into the tanks. Really nice!
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Exactly What I Wanted
by Dave from Owasso OK USA 

Pros: Simple, reliable
Cons: None
Review: My instructor has one just like this. We tested his to see that water in the fuel would in fact be stopped at the filter when you empty the container.
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Monday, November 26, 2007
A great product.
by A Customer from NJ USA 

Pros: It is a nice fuel strainer, fits both kinds of sumps, and the fuel can be returned to the tanks if clean.
Cons: The reversible sump addapter can be hard to switch, but comes out with a little work
Review: This is a nice product. It can take a lot of fuel so you don't have to worry about getting a sump of only water and not realizing it isn't blue. Also, you can return the fuel to the tank without worrying about sediment, finding a waste fuel container, or throwing it on the ground.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007
Great product - everyone should use one
by Keith from Hartly DE USA 

Pros: Takes large sample, Good view of fuel quality, Return gas to tank
Cons: Larger to store, You see how much crud is really in your fuel system
Review: This is my second Gatts jar, replacing one I lost somewhere. The 12 oz jar is more sturdy than the 16 oz version. I like being able to put the gas back in my tanks - it really does a good job of filtering out trash, although I never have water in the gas to test that feature. I also like being able to drain more gas out, to see what was in the lines and gascolator. The standard 2 or 3 oz cup isn't enough to get a good measure of the quality of the fuel
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Thursday, September 13, 2007
So far so good
by John Countryman from Petaluma, CA 

Pros: Saves fuel, saves money, saves the planet. Easier to see AVGAS color.
Cons: Seal leaks. Takes some practice to drain sumps without spilling.
Review: Have only used it once so far. Large capacity makes it easier to see contaminants and color of AVGAS. It does leak a great deal around seal when pouring back, as others have commented. Will try petroleum jelly and see if that helps.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
by A Customer from las vegas, nv 
Review: I love this product
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Should be mandatory to use
by Andrew from Pittsburgh PA 

Pros: Better for the environment and gives you a much better look at the
Cons: Slightly cumbersome to put in a flight bag, a bit pricey for what it is
Review: I know in many locations, sumping fuel and dumping on the ramp is illegal. Yet at my airport, the practice is permitted. Since I lost my regular fuel strainer, I thought I'd buy a GATS jar. I've always felt bad about dumping fuel on the ramp and trying to be a bit more responsible about our environment is one way we as pilots can keep the anti-airplane people away a bit longer.

I like the GATS Jar, easy to use and easy to change from the "push to sump" type valve to the petcock type valve found on some airplanes (I am a CFI). And now I can re-use the fuel I sump (as long as it is safe) instead of wasting it on the ground. Plus, you get a much better look at the fuel and the possible contaminents in your fuel system.
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