Originally Posted by davil
I do not think is overkill,once you had a dead engine at midnight in the middle of a shipping
lane you do this and more.
Trying to visualize the setup.
You run two filters that you call fuel
polishers?are then independent of the two racors that supply the engine filter?
Assuming you were asking me? I did a detailed post on this thread of my setup, post #4.
But yes, I have the standard 500 Racor
that pulls from its own fitting on the tank, this supplies engine in normal mode. My engine has the normal 2 micron engine filter from Westerbeke
. Probably very similar to what you have now.
My setup is completely standalone and acts as a polisher whenever my engine is running. The benefit of repurposing industrial stainless filter housings is A) they are stupid cheap
B) they use huge filters that are also stupid cheap
. Everything else is just piping and a fairly inexpensive ($50) diesel pump
If needed I can bypass the Racor
and supply fuel to engine using polisher. At that point I can change the Racor, and then prime filter using polisher. Then switch back to normal mode. I've run this for 3 years now and my fuel is super clean and never had a fuel issue.
I change the polisher filters every fall at haul out
but that's probably overkill. What I have noticed is that the dirt load on the Racor has dropped a lot. I used to take out Racor every fall and it was darkish color but still OK. Now when I pull the Racor in fall it looks like I just put it in, still pinkish.
Let me know if you want more details.