got rid of the cartridge filters ccs1136. The rubber grommets wear, the can rusts, the filter lets dirt in and they cost $20 each.
the new system uses spin on ones.
after a lot of looking around and calling etc... I found a good CHEAP
Use a wix 24001 cast aluminum
filter base and a spin on wix 24348 filter 10 microns.
You can get these spin on water
separating filters cheap
such as case of 12 for 78$, that is around $5 each!
The filter heads I bought 2 off Amazon for $6 and 2 filters for $5 but got the last 2 cheap ones from them.
Typically though the filter bases go for 15 to 17 each
here for example each filter is only $5 and are rated at 75psi
Wix 24348 & Napa 4348 Fuel Filter: FleetFilter Secure Online Store
Wix 24348 Case of 12
example for the bases made of cast aluminum
Wix 24001 & Napa 4001 Hydraulic Filter: FleetFilter Secure Online Store
Now you might wonder how to mount these and it is deceptively simple. Normally they go into a supported pipe, BUT you can take some 3/8 eye bolts and mount them using the eyes to hold the base, one on each side of the base. You likely have to mod the eyes make them bigger but should be easy with a torch. At least I think you can, I will have to see when I get them.
Wix has this same filter base with a 3/4 or 7/8 thread instead of the 24001 with 1 inch which I will need to use a bushing.
I was looking at the wix detroit diesel
setup and each of those filters locally is $26 at Napa
the reason these wix 24348 are cheap is they must sell a lot of these as they are used in pump dispensing apps at gas stations for diesel
and gasoline. And the wix 33418 has a 245psi burst rating
I found the smaller thread wix base number 24034 has a 3/4 inch thread
WIX Filters : Filter Look-Up
my other choice was this but more expensive and filters to 12 microns. plus the filter heads go for $40 each.
Amazon.com: Wix 33418 Spin-On Fuel and Water Separator Filter, Pack of 1: Automotive
you can order those also by a case at 11$ per which is still cheaper than what I was paying but still twice what the wix 24348 sells for.
The wix 33418 has a higher burst pressure and was made for Detroit diesel apps.
The wix 24348 is around 6 per filter by the case, made for gas and diesel dispensing pumps and has a high flow rate filters at 10 microns and is also a water
On another forum someone said you can also match a wix 24348 to a wix 24768 base.
2 Micron filter mounting options - Dodge Diesel - Diesel Truck Resource Forums
and describes combining the 10 micron with this 2 micron afterwards
there is a ten times better way to do it. series a wix 24348 filter separator with a 33528 2 micron filter. mount it just forward of the fuel tank cut the line from the tank at this point and connect to filters leave the stock filter in the housing for safety. the napa base for 1st filter is 4768 and second is 4770