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Old 01-15-2010
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I HAVE A RACOR FILTER , HOW DO YOU PRIME YOUR RACOR FILTER? WANT TO SEE HOW OTHERS DO IT MEN AND WOMEN. DONT WANT TO LEAVE ANY ONE OUT. THANKS HOWARD
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Primeing

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Aboard NiftyNickers we have an electric fuel pump which makes primeing and bleeding very easy.

Dianne and Chuck Burke S/V NiftyNickers C37 #139
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I have one of those bulb type hand pumps in line on the tank side of the filter. The kind used on outboards. Very easy to fill the filter bowel after a change.

John
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I am with John a simple out board motor style priming bulb works wonders to bleed/prime a fuel system.

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Or just fill it from a can. I have an electric pump on the sailboat, but not on the power boat. I usually don't have to bleed the system on the sailboat, but I do on the power (both Volvo). The bulb seems like a good way to go if you want to keep it simple.
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I had a bulb for a time, and it does work well but I'm not sure that you'll be satisfying insurance requirements or safety standards with one in the line. In addition I suspected the bulb and/or it's connections to be a source of air intrusion so bought the Racor with the internal priming pump and went back to a one piece line from the tank.

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I also had an electric fuel pump but the controls were up in the cockpit, awkward for a single person job. So I fabricated a switch in a box with leads and alligator clips to allow me to run the electric fuel pump, temporarily, from down in the engine space.
As an aside, I did find that when Racor still made the smaller filter housings with the built in hand pump, the little pump was more than adequate to prime the filter.

Larry
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I have found that if I shut the valve between the the racor and the fuel tank, that fuel did not drain back into the tank when the Racor was opened up. I could then remove the dirty filter, insert the new one and then carefully fill the Racor with fuel from a clean disposable cup. Fill the Racor to the brim and attempt to get all the air out before sealing.
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