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  1. Zonker

    diesel fuel filters

    Yes. And little engines don't flow enough to matter. But the 500 shines in a few ways: - easy to disassemble to clean - replacement elements are about 1/2 the cost of the spin on types so over the lifetime of the filter if you keep the boat that long it may be cheaper - the bowl still...
  2. Zonker

    diesel fuel filters

    10. 2 clogs way too easy if you have something in the fuel. "20" isn't a Racor size 30 just means the horrible Yanmar 10 element clogs up... You don't need to use the special "Racor" vacuum gauge. Any pressure/vac in the same range will work. There are now fake Racors on ebay. Not a place to...
  3. Zonker

    diesel fuel filters

    On my boat I put the little electric fuel priming pump toggle switch right beside the pump. Perfect for filling the filter just enough. And the pump was a backup if the mechanical fuel pump ever stopped working
  4. Zonker

    diesel fuel filters

    I have picked up water (in quantity like 0.5-1 L) a few times. First boat had a big opaque filter housing with an inside cartridge. Second had a Racor 500. Both were good at water separating while this type is not. But... you'll probably be fine. If you do replace it with a water separating one...
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