Need some advice.
Had a Racor
filter vacuum gauge on a previous boat
and it was very handy for monitoring the condition of the primary Racor fuel filter
Now have another boat
recently repowered with a POS Universal M25XPB. This is a terrible marine
application for this engine
. Anyway, the original Racor R24S (2 micron) filter is still in the system ahead of the Universal's coarse 80 micron pre-filter and what I believe to be its standard 10 micron engine-mounted filter.
I have concerns about inserting a "T" in the fuel
line on the output side of the 2 micron Racor filter, with about 18 inches of fuel
line off the "T" to the vacuum gauge. I don't mind bleeding the fuel system after a filter change, but worry that any air trapped in the 18" line to the gauge might occasionally burp its way into the fuel line, killing the engine
. I nearly always singlehand and won't have crew to crank the engine while I'm below bleeding the system.
Would sure appreciate hearing from anyone who has been down this road before and if they had any trouble with the engine cutting out afterwards.
Thanks in advance