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Re: RACOR 500FG Turbine fuel/ water separator
Easiest stuff first: You can attach different sized barbed hose fittings to your filter to make a proper connection. Just remember that the filter body is aluminum, so stay away from brass fittings if there's any chance you're gonna get salt water on it.
As long as your pump is working correctly, you can mount the filter anywhere close to the engine.
Now, the difficult part: The FG is a great filter, but if you are going to install it in engine spaces it may raise an eyebrow during an insurance survey. The FG lacks the metal bowl at the bottom to provide the recommended fire protection. The 500MA is the proper filter to use in engine spaces. You can add the metal bowl to an FG, but you'll need to buy the bowl kit (see Parker/Racor parts diagrams for the 500 series for the exact part numbers.)
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