I have a problem with my Perkins
The original fuel filter
installed and bolted to the engine
is in a poor location, with a large water
tank butting directly onto the bottom of it.
Long story short, there is not enough room to remove the filter without taking off some of the metal fuel
lines into the filter. Not only is this a pain in the arse, but almost impossible to seal the leaks
as these lines have been untightened, bent, retightened once too many times. The CAV housing is also bent a bit and difficult to get a complete seal.
This CAV housing is located inline between the lift
pump and the injector pump
. The return from the top of the injectors also is plumbed back into this CAV housing.
I wish to replace this filter. I am thinking to replace the entire filter setup with a 3-way tee. Would use flexible hose. Was thinking just chop the ends off the three metal fuel lines that enter the CAV housing, and push appropriate sized flexible hose over the top, then hose clamps.
Is this acceptable, will this work.