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Old 23-04-2012, 20:53   #1
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Racor diesel filter

Has anyone modified their Racor diesel filter that has glass bowl with heat shield told to use cookie sheet ?
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Old 23-04-2012, 23:40   #2
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Make that a plastic bowl
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Old 24-04-2012, 19:29   #3
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The heat shield isn't there to collect fuel
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Old 26-04-2012, 09:10   #4
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That is good I used the sheet to shield the hold filter
My under standing that shield is only giving time to fight the fire in engine compartment
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Re: Racor diesel filter

Why not use the heat shield it came with? As Colin says, the heat shield only buys you some time if the fire continues to burn.

What is done on CG inspected boats is that a pull cable is attached to the shut off valve and run topside somewhere so the fuel can be shut down remotely, limiting the amount of fuel that can burn during a fire. This is a really good idea because it won't take long for rubber fuel hoses or the plastic bowl to burn through. Then you have a fire you can't stop by shutting down the fuel source because it is too hot to get at the fuel shut off valve at the tank.
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Old 26-04-2012, 16:28   #6
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My Racor did not have heat shield and has no metal bowl made for, cookee sheet work well cost $3.00 new filter with metal bowl $150.00
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Re: Racor diesel filter

Mount outside of engine bay, no need for shield.
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My Racor did not have heat shield and has no metal bowl made for, cookee sheet work well cost $3.00 new filter with metal bowl $150.00
Maybe get a very small stainless steel mixing bowl? They are almost the same exact shape and they are the same material...and one heck of a lot cheaper.

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls | U.S. Plastic Corp.
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Well when your boat burns with a cookie sheet.......say bye-bye to insurance
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Old 26-04-2012, 21:19   #10
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Cookee sheet with stands 550 degrees C. In oven I am sure that it will hold till I turn off the fuel and fight the fire
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I have replace racor 220 with racor 230 with a metal bowl no cookie sheet any more insurance people will be happy
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