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colinflteng 11-11-2012 08:22 PM

Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
Has any one using Racor 500MA2 Fuel filter I am planning to replace my Racor R24S Spin on filter that does not met ABYA standards I need to change fittings from 2/4 to 1/4"

xymotic 11-11-2012 09:51 PM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
Yes, they are very common on many diesel boats. Almost ubiquitous even.

SiberianSea 11-11-2012 11:38 PM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
I use this racor on my Cal-40 with a Kabota engine and never had one problem. The filters are easy to find all over the world.

colinflteng 11-12-2012 01:44 AM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
Thank you West Marine sells for $229
Cheers Colin

Zanshin 11-12-2012 03:33 AM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
I opted for a dual system so that I could easily switch over while keeping the engine running.

http://www.sv-zanshin.com/images/sma...-11-racor1.jpg http://www.sv-zanshin.com/images/sma...-11-racor2.jpg http://www.sv-zanshin.com/images/sma...-11-racor3.jpg

night0wl 11-12-2012 08:50 AM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Zanshin (Post 947193)

Was this prefab or diy? If diy, can you list out the parts and cost?

Zanshin 11-12-2012 09:32 AM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
The dual Racor was the prefab system, I would have built it myself at a lower cost, but I liked the vacuum gauge and lever layout and knew I couldn't have done it as nicely. The unit ships complete as shown in the pictures except for the backing StarBoard used for mounting in the engine room.

Here's the link to the Defender page: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...530&id=1716464

I believe I paid around that price as well and sourced it locally in Annapolis, MD.

colinflteng 11-12-2012 01:45 PM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
That looks like good set up link is for unit with not steal bowl Model 75500MAX2

colinflteng 11-14-2012 12:40 PM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
West Marine has Racor 75500MAC2 Racor filter for 830.00 Defender price better at $630 ?

sww914 11-14-2012 01:50 PM

Re: Racor Diesel fuel filter 500MA2
 
I have a dual system. I can run fuel through one filter, both filters, the other filter, or none. The boat actually had it plumbed for 2 tanks and one filter but we have one bad tanke because the previous owner filled a steel tank with water SO THAT IT WOULDN'T RUST!
I didn't have the money for another tank but I scored a second Racor 500 for $20.00 so I re-connected the hoses from the one tank to the 2 filters. It sure is nice to be able to clean one filter without having to shut her down and this way I don't need to bleed the system.


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