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Old 06-18-2007
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racor question


Last question of evening...

I have a Racor model 230 (with the integrated prime pump) and clear bowl at bottom.

First basic question - how do you know if the bowl is full of water vs. fuel? The diesel in our parts is dyed red - the substance in the bowl is red colored. So how can I tell if there is any water in the bowl? If you don't have water, is the bowl typically full of fuel? Or empty?

Second, if there is some water, will it show as being a seperate layer in the bowl along with the fuel? If there is water, can I simply drain it? My filter sits at same level as the fuel tank. After draining any water, do I rebleed the system? Do I have to pump fresh fuel via the filter prime pump?

Thanks much!
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