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Old 15-01-2016, 05:54   #31
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Pointing straight down runs the fuel through both filters at the same time. Pointing up turns it off.

Thanks, and I understand about the ball valves, but what I paid for this thing, I'm not cutting it up
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Old 15-01-2016, 06:00   #32
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I have no proof yet... But I suspect CAV filters were originally called Lucas filters...

If they are accessible, they aren't that bad, tractors always had two of them, right beside each other.
It's when they are around behind or underneath something that they are a bear. Just have to make sure you get those two flat O rings seated just right, a little grease sometimes helps hold them in place.
Do modern ones have plastic bowls?
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If they are accessible, they aren't that bad, tractors always had two of them, right beside each other.

It's when they are around behind or underneath something that they are a bear. Just have to make sure you get those two flat O rings seated just right, a little grease sometimes helps hold them in place.

Do modern ones have plastic bowls?

If they're accessible, and if you can get a bucket under them, they're workable......still not something that can survive in the presence of a crucifix or holy water though.


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Re: Which Diesel Fuel Filter

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If you don't put in your tank you don't have to fitter it out, simple but can be difficult sometime. I have 2 suctions in the tank, 1 20mm off the bottom the other right on the bottom, I can suck of the bottom and though a set of fitters return to tank while the high suction is supplying the engine via a different fitter set. Fuel bugs need water,water will sit on the bottom, remove the water.

Regular tank clean is very important, sadly a lot of yachts have been design very poorly in this area.
Water can accumate in a tank from condensation and bugs will then grow in it. They live in the water and feed on diesel. Both can get there without putting them in your tank.

Full tanks help cut down on condensation...esp when stored long term.
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Hi this is a new product. Here is a UK supplier!

Diesel Fuel Filter Element, Racor 500 Series (Re-usable)

I note that this is 149microns and does not have the water blocking prowess of the standard paper filters but for polishing this looks good.
Thanks for the link. Interesting product. I think you're right that at 149 microns fuel polishing is the best use for this. When I used to get PassageMaker magazine years ago they used to recommend 30 microns for the filter choice. As I recall their point was that as the filter picks stuff up the microns get smaller & smaller so it's best to start with the larger size to avoid premature filter blockage.
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Re: Which Diesel Fuel Filter

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If they are accessible, they aren't that bad, tractors always had two of them, right beside each other.
It's when they are around behind or underneath something that they are a bear. Just have to make sure you get those two flat O rings seated just right, a little grease sometimes helps hold them in place.
Do modern ones have plastic bowls?
Not as far as I know, the ones in the shops here are still glass!
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If they're accessible, and if you can get a bucket under them, they're workable......still not something that can survive in the presence of a crucifix or holy water though.


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In defence of the humble CAV, they really aren't that bad if as you say, they are accessible; but shouldn't all filters be accessible
Their big advantage IMO, the worldwide availability of replacement filters and usually low price. Here Baldwin 296 filters are around 6 to 7 dollars.
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Re: Which Diesel Fuel Filter

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I have no proof yet... But I suspect CAV filters were originally called Lucas filters...
Nay, I don't think so, for we have 3 of them on Insatiable II and all our lights work...

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Nay, I don't think so, for we have 3 of them on Insatiable II and all our lights work...



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