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Racor bleed question
My new catalina 27 is on the hard, and has been sitting for about a year.
It has a Yanmar 2GM20, and the Racor filter looks to be all water... I plan to bleed the Racor of water, but am not sure if this would cause air bubbles to enter the fuel system, as I am just bleeding water out of the Racor from the bottom.
If it DOES run the risk of introducing air, can someone please tell me the step-by-step instructions on how to bleed a Yanmar 2GM20?
ALSO - the fuel tank is almost empty, and I am not sure if I will have enough fuel to get to the fuel dock once I am launched. I plan to buy a jerry can to keep spare fuel in - can I fill it with automobile diesel fuel, and fill (not fill, but put maybe 5 gallons) the diesel tank with automotive diesel to get me to the fuel dock? Or should I really only use marine diesel?