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Old 16-04-2013, 14:26   #16
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Re: Changing Racor Filter

I removed the filter today and as suggested filled it with fresh diesel. Then put back in place hand tight, it took a few pumps or more and the diesel started to come out of the vent hole. It had tiny air bubbles so I pumped a number more strokes. then tighten the primer and the vent screw,

The boat is on the hard so it will be a couple of weeks before it is launched and I can start the engine, thanks to all, hope it runs fine,


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Old 16-04-2013, 14:53   #17
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Re: Changing Racor Filter

Originally Posted by bobconnie View Post
I think most of us were taught to fill the filters with fuel, before putting it back in service. And this go's for engine oil filters and engine fuel filters also. it's always a good idea not to have a void in the supply of fuel or oil to the engine. I have an old style oil can with a bent spot on the rim I use for all of this. It makes it a bunch easier to get the fluids into the filters, if ya have a problem doing this maybe the filters need to moved ! always remember the KISS rules ! always works for me ! Even Connie can and do change the filters aboard our boats
Good idea for diesel, oil - can't hurt, except many are horizontally mounted. The sports bottle idea is a good one-

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Old 15-09-2013, 21:08   #18
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Re: Changing Racor Filter

Where to buy the 12volt pump that will work to bleed the air out.
Have see a photograph of the Racor dual filter system with a 12volt small pump with
on / off toggle switch.
What is that pump ? in line diahram pump ? 12v priming pump ? or 12 v electrical fuel pump? or 12v air bleed priming pump ?

Can you help tell me what this best pump would be.Where to buy ?

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