I've been long suspect that my very old Racor water
separator doesn't work well, I've never once seen a drop of water
in it. I operate a Perkins
on my boat, and today just checking around *** There's no fuel
in the sight glass of either my filter (Racor) or water Separator (Racor). I'm at the dock
and must have been moments from fuel
starvation. I twist the two butterfly fuel valve cocks several times after starting the engine
, and fuel gradually starts to fill the glass. Filthy, particle laden scummy diesel
. I had just changed the fuel filter
the week before, and now I see I'll have to do it again soon. Racor
fuel filters cans run 45.00 here now, but this trip to the chandlery
I notice a Shoreline Fuel Filter
and Water Separator for 43.00. Now my old separator had no filter on it. Nothing on the package says gas or diesel engines. The clerk looks on the package too ... shakes his head
and says give it a go. So I did. I replaced my very old Racor. Seems two filters has to be better than one.
Is it better ... ?? the Shoreline filter cartridge is much, much cheaper than the Racor, and now I'll have two filters. Going on the hard
the tank is not something I want to do till fall. Advice??? Comments ???