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Old 13-12-2011, 20:48   #1
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New Vacuum Gauge for Racor 500/900 &1000

Hi all,

just installed the new Vacuum Gauge from Fuelfixers. (Fuel Fixers - Filter Change Gauges)

Very easy to install as it comes complete with a new T-handel, which I like as I need still no tools to change the Filter. I think the price is very fair compare to other gauges (80 US) Was shipped the next day - very easy to deal with them. Since is Racor approved and shows the status as well when the Engine is off I consider that as a real advantage.

Since my filters are new I have currently no reading, but assume it works as promised. Will keep you posted.

cheers Marco

PS. No connection at all with the company - just think worth to consider!
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Old 13-12-2011, 21:00   #2
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Re: New Vacuum Gauge for Racor 500/900 &1000


http://www.jamestowndistributors.com...ct.do?pid=6447
Considering that the Racor RK 11-1669 T-HANDLE VACUUM GAUGE shown above has no T handle, I wonder why you need the T handle version sold by Fuelfixers shown below?



Couldn't the version without the T handle be used, like the Racor?



That would make it $38-50 (Fuel Fixers) Vs $127 (Racor)

Ebay has NEW Racor guages selling for $90
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayIS...#ht_856wt_1159

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Racor-Rk1...#ht_500wt_1180
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Re: New Vacuum Gauge for Racor 500/900 &1000

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Racor T-Handle Vacuum Gauge Kit
Considering that the Racor RK 11-1669 T-HANDLE VACUUM GAUGE shown above has no T handle, I wonder why you need the T handle version sold by Fuelfixers shown below?



Couldn't the version without the T handle be used, like the Racor?



That would make it $38-50 (Fuel Fixers) Vs $127 (Racor)
I guess you right, you may have talk to the company directly. But what I do not like is the fact that I may now need a wrench to open the Filter (thats the reason I did not like the Racor as above). Imagine rough seas and the filter gets clogged I just need to have a Filter handy and can change without searching in the toolbox for the correct wrench. For me worth the extra money....
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Re: New Vacuum Gauge for Racor 500/900 &1000

The Fuel Fixers non-T-handle gauge can not be screwed into the top of a Racor. The threads are wrong.
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The Fuel Fixers non-T-handle gauge can not be screwed into the top of a Racor. The threads are wrong.
Such an easy fix warranting a few dollars, not $40
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