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Old 03 September 2018, 05:35   #1
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Decent inline fuel filter for outboards.

I'd always relied on the OBs own fuel filter under the cowl until I suffered what was put down to a fuel contamination issue with my Suzuki 20 on holiday this year. I immediately added a generic plastic inline filter from the local chandlery as in image below.

During the high temps this summer it has gone quite pliable... the part where the barbs join bending with the tension from the way the fuel lines curve away from it. I also worry if stood on by accident it could just split apart.

I was wondering if anyone has used the glass type with replaceable element like this from Moeller in the link below which looks neat and a bit more durable...

https://www.force4.co.uk/moeller-cle...iABEgLM8fD_BwE

Whatever I get it must be a see through type so I can see the fuel and filter condition.
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Old 03 September 2018, 13:51   #2
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Iíve only used the plastic type in the past on vehicles. That glass one looks good assuming its not too brittle. Bumping around in a sib is a harsh environment.

Could you mount the filter to the transom with some clips to stop movement?
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>>>Could you mount the filter to the transom with some clips to stop movement?

Fair idea... Ideally I'd have a transom mount water sep/filter assy... but only on a trailed craft. Every single "extra" that has to be set up is an extra faff on a daily inflate craft.

For £15 happy to give the glass one a go unless anyone has found them rubbish.
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You could consider just pre-filtering the fuel? It's not like you use a lot...

https://www.asap-supplies.com/eu/rac...l-rff3c-301013
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Mrs Fenlander's very supportive of boating expenditure (She's even getting lottery tickets with a view to buying Limerick Lady) but may query £35 "for a funnel".

But no the funnel won't cut it... I want to see the nice clean fuel flowing when I look down.

Not using a lot... I'll have you know we chewed our way through 4.8lit on Sunday's day on the water.
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But no the funnel won't cut it... I want to see the nice clean fuel flowing when I look down.
I think in an ideal world you would do both. Pre-filtering with a funnel can be done independently of the faff and (helps to) prevent poor quality fuel getting into the fuel system. The in-line filter is the last line of defence once the fuel is in the fuel system.
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I have one of these funnels. Bit cheaper but very good and I use it on all of our smaller engines in mowers, quad, chain saw etc. It is very good and I am still gobsmacked at how it stops water getting through. I once tried to run tap water through it and not a drop went through the mesh.

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