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RACOR 500FG Turbine fuel/ water separator

I need a little help.
I am installing a 2GM20 F in my C&C 30 MK1 sailboat.
The old engine had but just 1 secondary fuel filter on it. So I told this to a friend that works at Parker and he picked me up a 500FG filter.
I want ti install it but I need to know a couple of things.
1) does it need to be mounter higher than the engime and lower than the fuel tank? Or can it be higher than the fuel tank?

2) Will I need to change the size fuel line that are in there now
? the holes in the filter look like 3/8" or 1/2 while the line is I think 1/4"
OR does it even matter?



Thanks for your help.

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Re: RACOR 500FG Turbine fuel/ water separator

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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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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.


Fittings for Racor - 500FG

All I cand fine are brass?.??
Any Ideas where to look for non brass fittings?
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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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Where would one find non brass fitting?
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Parker/Racor are very common filters in commercial diesel applications (trucking, construction, agriculture, etc.), and they've got a decent network of distributors. Most Parker shops I've been in have a pretty extensive selection of fittings, and the guys at the desks are usually pretty helpful in finding the right fittings.

You can also try hydraulic shops where they fabricate hoses on site. They tend to have a good selection of fittings as well. If you go this route, it'd probably be best to take the filter body with you to make sure you get a good fit.
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Thanks, I was on the phone with RACOR's parts people they only have it is brass? No SS.
Thanks for your help. I will take the housing down to the hardware store and see if they have anything that will work.
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Thanks, I was on the phone with RACOR's parts people they only have it is brass? No SS.
Thanks for your help. I will take the housing down to the hardware store and see if they have anything that will work.
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I probably got you going, but not necessarily along the proper path... Sorry!

Stainless fittings are not what you want either.

Here's what I should have said:

Don't use brass in direct contact with the filter body. Racor's got steel fittings that are straight thread with an o-ring one one side (to join with the filter body), and NPT on the other so you can screw in a hose barbed fitting. As long as you are not connecting brass directly to the aluminum, you will be in OK shape. Of course, using an aluminum barbed fitting would be best.
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