Sorry about this what may be a really stupid question, but I find it difficult to find specific information about this device.
I'm in a process of replacing my primary fuel
filtering (first filter after the fuel
tank) with something like Racor
500 dual "turbine" unit and maybe use the old parts
for building some kind of a fuel polisher system. Maybe.
I have this "Lucas CAV" (sedimenter, or agglomerator, or what is this really?
) after the fuel tank
, and then next towards the engine
I have the CAV fuel filter/water separator with a glass bowl underneath.
But what does this all metal "Lucas CAV" actually do?? Does it require service
? By the looks of it it looks like it has been a long time it was last touched. Is this device any good?
If I get something like the Racor
500 series dual turbine unit will that do at least the same thing as this, and more (I hope)? I hope can replace my current
two CAV units with a racor dual unit.
Do I need this here in the tropics at all? Or is this just junk I should throw away?
The boat is new to me so I don't know. It has some kind of a electric
connection at the bottom; is this for fuel heating
or is it a water
sensor / alarm
? (Haven't tried to look yet where the wires lead to)
Here is what looks like a similar unit I found with Google
PS. my engine
is a 1989 Perkins
Prima M50, 50HP, the main tank is 170L, aux tank is 140L.