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Location: magothy river, md
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Re: did someone pee in my racor?
thanks guys. i thought any liquid in the bowl was water. the bowl was full and that made it hard to decipher what the liquid was. good info on the follow up procedure as well, thanks. and yes, that would be road diesel. the previous owners doing.
not knowing the mechanics of the thing, this description from the parker website confuses me. makes it seem like the only thing that should be in the bowl are contaminants.
Stage One: Separation
As fuel enters the filter assembly, it moves through the centrifuge and spins off large solids and water droplets which fall to the bottom of the collection bowl.
Stage Two: Coalescing
Small water droplets bead-up on the surface of the conical baffle and cartridge element. When heavy enough, they too fall to the bottom of the bowl.
Stage Three: Filtration
Proprietary Aquabloc® cartridge elements repel water and remove contaminants from fuel down to two micron (nominal). They are waterproof and effective longer then water absorbing elements.