Question about the diesel filter system on the boat
I went out today and escorted a group of kayaks during a 9 mile race. It was a tough job but somebody had to do it so I volunteered. Everybody had a great time.
But I have a question about the filter system on the boat. We just replaced the engine with a DH225 Volvo diesel. The filter system is designed to have the flow in one side until a vacuum gauge registers increasing vacuum and then you switch to the B side and change the filter in the A side. The engine is all electronic and has sensors for everything. During the day, after running for 4 hours the engine warning system sounded with an error code indicating fuel problems. The engine automatically reduced speed and when I switched to the B filter speed picked up and the warning system became happy again. We had a fuel problem before and had the tank cleaned but clearly we have the problem again. My question after all this typing is very simple. The vacuum gauge only showed an increase of 2 pounds. Is that all it takes or is the gauge misreporting the vacuum?
Thanks and all the best,