Originally Posted by danny
Though I met an Optimax dealer last weekend on the water who told me that these filters are not made for petrol but for diesel. Petrol would possibly destroy the glue that is used for the cartouchefilter and could give problems on the injectors.
As Richard and your Opti dealer says they are not designed for use with petrol. However back in the real world, we have had one on the club dive rib since 1995 and changed the filter twice in that time I think. It just works, year in year out. Being a diesel filter it will be finer than a petrol filter and has the advantage that you can see water in the glass bit whilst the Mercury filter is just a metal cannister.
Tim, Panda in Fareham charge £37 for one of these so good price from Force 4, (volvo wanted £70 in 1995
) but the nice thing is replacement filters are about £3 each, no idea how much the Merc ones are, but it wil be alot more.