I'm curious if anyone has a remote
secondary fuel filter
Since I seem to always mix up the terminology, by "secondary" filter I mean the finest filter, the one typically mounted on the engine
, right before the fuel
goes to the injection pump.
On my engine
(westerbeke 55b) this filter is on the back of the engine and replacing it every year is probably the most difficult part of my annual engine maintenance
I'd like to just remove the element and close it back up, and perform that level of filtration elsewhere. I think the problem is more complicated than just adding a filter of that particle size to the input leg, though, because secondary filters typically live on the _output_ end of the lift
pump and probably need it's pressure to force the fuel
I imagine a filter area large enough could get around that problem, but I'd probably have to know what I was doing to size that appropriately...
Anyone ever relocate their primary?