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Fuel Filter and Base for W30 Westerbeke

We have a 1979 Cal 34 with Westerbeke 30 engine. We stripped the threads in our
fuel filter base which took a Wix 33166 fuel filter. So, we ordered the new
Westerbeke fuel filter assembly #19509 because the old one was discounted. It
looks like the flow is reversed from the old model so we hooked it up to match
the arrows.

However....the old banjo nut is longer than the new one and has a smaller hole
in it, whereas the new banjo nut on the top is so short that we can't get the
old banjo fitting around it and have threads to screw into the filter base. The
new one also has a bigger hole in it (which is why, we're assuming, we were
having high rev issues as in our previous post). Does anyone know what banjo
fitting I need for this?

Or, does anyone know a different fuel filter base we can use that is more
similar to the old (original) one?

The old fuel filter is type FS with part number 5836B020, whereas the new one is
type FS with part number 5836B710.

Thanks for the help
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