Once known as Hartley18
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Perhaps the unit you have isn't designed to be pressurised.. Racor filters aren't expensive and I don't see any particular reason why the filter filter needs to be downstream of the pump.
I'd suggest you buy a new Racor filter setup with the clear bowl, install it upstream of the pump and replace the existing with a length of flexible fuel hose.
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