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Old 02-01-2021, 19:10   #1
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Racor 500 turbine feature and is Racor 110 a bother to bleed?

I was looking at getting a Racor 500 fuel filter for my diesel engine. I've got a 1977 10-hp Saab model G which burns about 0.3 gal/hour.

In thinking about getting the Racor 500, it has a turbine feature for spinning separating out the largest solids and free water. Is my max fuel pull (0.3 gal/hr) too get any use out of turbine effect?

"Contaminants are removed from fuel using the legendary three stage process described below
  1. Separation: Using the fuel flow, the stationary turbine separates large solids and free water through enhanced centrifugal force
  2. Coalescing: Smaller water droplets and solids coalesce on the conical baffle and fall into the collection bowl.
  3. Filtration: Engines will benefit from near 100% water separation and fuel filtration with Racor's proprietary Aquabloc® water repelling media"

Second question, I've read online that the Racor 500 series is easier to change out the filters in than the Racor 110 series. Or that the Racor 110 is hard to bleed. Coincidentlly, I've had to bleed my fuel lines in a hurry and don't want an issue with this. Anyone had any experience in this?

Third, new here, should this go in this forum section or into "Engines and Propulsion"?
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