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Old 02-05-2016, 15:48   #31
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Re: Generator starter allowable voltage drop

Originally Posted by sailorboy1 View Post
If you were clogging it so fast why isn't your main engine fuel also clogging?

It clogged when I had the fuel line led directly to the Racor 120, that had a 2 micron filter in it as you have to filter to 2 micron or you will have pump and or injector wear.
So far when pre filtered by first a 30 micron filter, then onto the 2 micron filter, the 2 micron hasn't clogged, yet.

A little interesting is I have a Racor 120 with a 2 micron filter in it on my outboard, that hasn't clogged, yet. Maybe gasoline is cleaner?

I theorize that a 2 micron filter is easily clogged, and to get decent life out of one, you have to remove all particles 30 micron and larger, leaving of course the 2 micron to filter only between 2 and 30 micron.

But my main filter looks as clean as it did coming out of the box, I've never had anything of any significance in the bowl, so I guess there is significant contaminants that are too small to be seen, or to fall out of suspension?

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