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Fuel Filter ID?

Howdy,

I have an unidentified fuel filter in my engine compartment. It is located between the fuel tank and the Dahl water separator filter. Any ideas what/why it is? I've talked to the PO and he was unable to "crack the code".

I'm considering redoing the fuel system and going with a Racor so that I'm in common with most other boats. Any qualms about doing away with the mystery filter?




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1st Stage Filter?

Looks like a 1st Stage or Primary filter (I don't recognize the maker), in what is apparently a series 2-stage filter arrangement. This is a really good idea, with the first filter being 10 micron or so, and the second stage being 2 micron, or whatever your engine maker recommends. I'd personally go with the same type of set-up, only yes, go for the 2-stage RACOR! Once you get past the install cost (they're not cheap), the replacement elements are easily available everywhere. Plus, you can put the RACOR where YOU want it and make it easy to get to for element changes. Good luck!
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Probably the engine manufacturers OEM supplied engine 'guard filter'. If so this is ~15-17µM (100% retention) filter. Do search of your engine's manual and look up the specs for the filter .... then go to a 'common' automotive filter manufacturer website and do a cross reference for the 'common part number', etc. such 'cross references' can usually be found at WIX filters, WIX oil filters, WIX air filters, WIX fuel filters, WIX Heavy Duty Oil Filters ----> offroad ----> marine filters.

That its 'before' a water separator is a good idea ... as such can 'coalesce' water in the 15µM filter thus making it easier to remove in the water sep.

If this in fact turns out to be the engine mfgrs. 'guard filter' ... it is a damn good technical idea to leave it in place and even if the upstream new Racors are a much 'finer' retention µM.

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Kinna looks like a electric fuel pump.
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