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Need help identifying this fuel filter with follow up questions.

I'm working on a friends boat; a 1979 Irwin 30 with a Yanmar 2QM motor. It has an odd fuel filter that I can't seem to identify. The sticker says Racor, but it doesn't look like any Racor I can find. No one at the local chandlery seems to know either. See photos below. My question is this; I just popped it open to identify the filter and was wondering if I still have bleed the system if I didn't drain any fuel.

Follow up question; if installing a new filter on the fly, and not draining the fuel, do you have to bleed if you top up the filter before closing it?

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Re: Need help identifying this fuel filter with follow up questions.

If this filter element is approx. 5" in length its probably a (Pall Corp) type #4463, single open end - SOE, at 23ÁM abs.100% / 3ÁM 97% 'nominal' retention or 49ÁM abs.100% / 7ÁM 'nominal' 97% rating.
Pretty much an 'industrial' standard 'half size' configuration ..... if its 5" long.
That 4463 designation would be a 2230 if ~2.5" long

Most common filter suppliers can cross reference it to the filter 'lines' they supply, .... if 5" or 2.5" in length.

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Re: Need help identifying this fuel filter with follow up questions.

Racor 200 series filter, on my engine changing the filter and topping off required no bleeding.
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Re: Need help identifying this fuel filter with follow up questions.

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Racor 200 series filter, on my engine changing the filter and topping off required no bleeding.
This is correct! Had one on my previous boat. Here's a listing for one of the replacement filters. Available in 30, 10 and 2 microns.
Racor 200 Series Aquabloc Fuel Filter / Water Separator Replacement Element
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Re: Need help identifying this fuel filter with follow up questions.

Thanks guys. Yah, that was it. Racor 200FG series. Not to be confused with the newer 200 series; which uses twist on style filters.

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