Originally Posted by Cruisingdad
It is often neccessary to break the vent screw at the top of the Racor to allow the bleed screw at the bottom to work. THis is not the plastic screw, it is a very small hexagon screw on the top. Even if you do have some air bubbles, your pump may pull them out. Your engine may die a few times or take a while to crank, then it will work fine. If it does not, you can self-prime which is very simple and easy.
Yes, as stated before, you will see the seperation. Most of these filters, when they become too full, will shut off the fuel - saving you from a costly mistake. Better to check peiodically as part of your maintenance schedule though.
PS Put a rag or two under the cup that will receive the water from the Racor. For some reason, it splatters a bit and even a little diesel in the bilge seems to fumigate the whole boat. Just a word of warning so you are not mistaken for a stink-potter at the Yacht Club! (smile).
Thanks all. Right now she looks like all fuel - but maybe I should do a drain a few drops just in case.
I do love this Yanmar - once I fixed the bleed screw/banjo bolt problem - she starts very easily.