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Old 03 September 2008, 17:57   #1
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Fuel filter?

OK, wise ones... I'm having a new Yamaha 150 4 stroke fitted tomorrow. What are your thoughts about adding a fuel filter? I've not had one until now and never had problems with water in the fuel etc.

I'd appreciate your opinions!
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I have a water seperator from yamaha on my Yamy 115 2 stroke and a seperate fuel filter which I use an automotive type. It's clear plastic so I can see the filter element easily as it get dirty. $5 and simple.
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And I gather these should be put in "upstream" from the primer so that the primer can't force crap through the filter...?
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The Racor Parker unit is generally considered the one to get, with a see-thru bowl at the bottom with drain tap.

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And I gather these should be put in "upstream" from the primer so that the primer can't force crap through the filter...?
Correct!...I think
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Thanks... The Racor filters are common here as well...

It sounds like I should up the budget a little...
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extra filters on outboards are typically placed...
tank - extra filter - primer bulb - engine - cheap installed filter inside

I have a small (tiny actually) racor on my 60hp yam and its been great. Its rated at 900 or 100 L/hr I think. Had a little water contamination once and it caught that. And some dusty looking sludge on and off. A clear sight bowl is a major plus to clean gunk out IMO.
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OK, wise ones... I'm having a new Yamaha 150 4 stroke fitted tomorrow. What are your thoughts about adding a fuel filter? I've not had one until now and never had problems with water in the fuel etc.

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Get one. Especially if you fuel from various places, and especially if you do so on-water, where supply turnover is less than, say, the gas station down the street.

I like the Racor 10 micron filters, but anything is better than nothing. Get the stainless mount (if you can find it.) The painted aluminum one doesn't last too long in most cases.

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