Originally Posted by Burge
Hi I need to move the primary fuel filter on my boat above the height of the engine to make room gor watermaker pump. My question is will the extra height cause pressure problems?
I would be increasing height by 250mm which would be about 100mm above the cyc head.
My initial thought is that it might be harder to bleed the air out after you change elements. That is unless you have an electric pump
or a outboard
style priming bulb between the tank and filter. ( I've used a priming bulb for several years and the diesel
doesn't affect it; some people have had problems so there must be various bulbs)
Another thing I would be cautious about, raising the filter, is its possible proximity to the engine air intake. Fuel sucked into the intake from a leak in the filter could cause a run away engine situation. If that happened you may not be able to shut down the engine. Even if that is not likely, it could happen as filters can leak.