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Old 10 May 2008, 07:25   #1
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Fuel filters

I am just at the point of buying in the fuel system. I used CAV type filters before but they used to corrode quite badly.
I have found a water seperating filter in SS online but no bowl on the bottom to easily check for contamination. Is there such a beast?
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Yup, from Lancing Marine. Here.
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How well do these type filter? The paper versions filter to 10 microns so I always assumed these ones, being mesh, will be much larger?
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I have found a water seperating filter in SS online but no bowl on the bottom to easily check for contamination. Is there such a beast?
That's what I just showed you; a water separating filter with a stainless mesh.

However, I use two of them in series. The first separates water and the second is a paper 10Ám filter.
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However, I use two of them in series. The first separates water and the second is a paper 10Ám filter.
That is the set up I have, However, my paper 10micron is also described as a filter/separator. I may remove the separator with with drainable bowl as I have experinced a problem with the drain not shutting off completely and although there was no noticeable fuel leak it did suck air and prevented the system from priming. It is also in a position where it is difficult to see and get to. I carry two spare spin on 10 micron cartridges ( and a strap wrench) as they are so cheap.
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That's what I just showed you; a water separating filter with a stainless mesh.

However, I use two of them in series. The first separates water and the second is a paper 10Ám filter.
Ah, the ones that look like that in the local chandler are just a mesh insert.....
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