Thank you! This is exactly the haunting idea that caused me to post this question, yet some people feel certain that more filtration is always better.
This is a tiny little 9hp single
cylinder engine, but it works perfectly and I really want to create the most robust possible cruising setup I can.
Any input is greatly appreciated. The tiny filter on there is really just too small though and I am certain I heard in a intro diesel
mechanics class I took that over-sizing the size of the primary (to an extent of course) was a good idea because it allowed more room for the collection of h2o/sediment in the collection bowl and therefore a larger pillow if you were negligent (which i don't plan to be
) and allowed the collection bowl to collect past the limit point - but of course i plan to monitor
them regularly both visually (to drain any collected h2o, etc.) and with a vac. gauge ideally wired into my nav station or engine panel. In our class they showed a setup with a Y-Adapter and a Parallel style setup to be the model of excellence for a cruising boat, basically the equivalent of what Racor sells pre-made for like $1000. That is what I want to create, but on a more limited budget
I am going to transcribe my "ideal setup" from paper into electronic format so I can post it.
So what size/model do people feel is the *largest* allowable filter I can place in either series, parallel, or both for my Yanmar 1GM10
. Is it just the "Turbine" series that is unacceptable in general for my little engine or the 500 series sizing?
I think a parallel setup seems considerably more complex to install, while two slightly over-sized filters in series will hopefully be enough. Any thoughts on this?
With a series setup do you prefer to have independent vac gauges on each filter?
I do already have a 12v fuel pump
wired in with a switch that can be used to bleed the engine easily, and its just hooked up on the intake side of my current
filter (b/w the filter and the fuel tank). I'll just transfer this over to the next system I build out.