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Old 06-06-2011, 04:27   #1
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Fuel filter changes Beta Marine Diesel

So, I hate changing my fuel filters on our Beta Marine diesel because it really makes a mess. The Raycor is easy and no fuel is spilled, but the engine filter is a royal pain. Mine is tilted at an angle so when I spin it off I lose about 25% of the fuel in the filter and it just goes everywhere. I pack as many paper towels and those oil absorbant bilge towels every place I can stick them, but I still end up with fuel down in the bilge . So, am I missing some trick of the trade to do this without making a mess? I was thinking that maybe I can put a vacum line on the return line to try and empty the filter.

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Old 06-06-2011, 06:25   #2
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Re: Fuel filter changes Beta Marine Diesel

Which model Beta Marine do you have?
What year was it made?
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:55   #3
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Re: Fuel filter changes Beta Marine Diesel

A trick I use is to get a extralarge soft drink from Mcdee or wendys that would slip over the filter cut the height down to be just short of the filter height loosen the filter a bit slip the cup over and unscrew by hand maybe that help you
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Stanley,

We have a 2005 bz482: Do they make a relocation kit? As for using a cup or a cut down soda container won't work. There is just enough room for my hand never mind trying to hold a cup too.

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:14   #5
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Re: Fuel filter changes Beta Marine Diesel

Hello Dave,
I suspect that your engine has the fuel filter tucked in under the intake manifold. The latest spec mini series engines have the fuel filter top front of the engine like the larger models where access is extremely easy.
There is a conversion kit available to update the older spec engines to the newer spec. Please contact Beta Marine in NC or one of our dealers. The part number for the complete kit is AK/mini/CFP/KS01 . This uses the same fuel filters as you already have.
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Re: Fuel filter changes Beta Marine Diesel

G'day,
When removing oil & fuel filters try using a good quality rubbish bag under & around the cannister you may have to roll the top lip back on its self so as to fit firmly around your installation.
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Re: Fuel filter changes Beta Marine Diesel

can anyone give me the fram numbers for auto filters of yamar motors?
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