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Old 24-03-2010, 06:40   #1
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Racor Filter prices

Guess I am out of touch, but $22.00 for a tiny Racor 110a filter element at West Marine seems really high. My boat came with a lot of spare filters and after 11 years I am down to 1 spare, so never had to buy one before. Any good sources for more competitive pricing or substitutes? A quick google search was no help and NAPA does not carry a Rcaor filter or substitute.

Also, the spares were all 2 micron for the primary Racor Filter. Is this too small or should I go to the 10 micron? Flow is Racor 2 micron thru electric fuel pump to secondary spin on filter mounted on engine. Not sure what micron the secondary filter is, but it is a WX from Napa and I change it every 2 years or 100 hours. Engine is a Universal M-18.


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Old 24-03-2010, 06:44   #2
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consensus here is the 2 micron may be overkill and the secondary should handle the small stuff. i'm sure someone else will weigh in on this. plus the 2 micron clogs up quicker. there is a place on the web where you can get a better deal on the filters.
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