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Old 21 August 2012, 19:46   #1
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Outboard fuel filter cost

Can someone tell me why lawnmower inline fuel filters cost pennies and those for small outboards cost pounds? What have I missed? Is it 'cos they is Marine? Something to do with 2 stroke oil? Water? What? Someone put me out of my misery...

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Old 21 August 2012, 20:03   #2
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Yep, marine spec - adds a fortune to the price.

Priced some spark plugs in a chandlery the other day: 6+ each. Same ones on ebay 10 for a set of 4.
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I see. So does that mean a similarly sized "generic" filter will be suitable for an outboard? I ask, as at a tenner a pop, I'd keep 'em forever - but at 99p, they'd be getting changed regularly...

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I was told to buy diesel filters from car factors...same filter as you buy from Yottie places...

this was from a very highly trained marine mechanic ....

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SPR you are correct I used to see it at the distributers that I worked at before I retired
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SPR you are correct I used to see it at the distributers that I worked at before I retired
Does anyone know the automotive equivalent of the common Mercruiser/Yamaha fuel filter?
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I been told go to good motor factors and get them to look it up - the book has a marine section!

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My Merc has "car" HT leads as well...... Something like 5 a shot rather than the 70 that merc waned for them.

I re- plugged my old 2 pot Yam for about 8.50 from the same Auto factors....
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My Merc has "car" HT leads as well...... Something like 5 a shot rather than the 70 that merc waned for them.

I re- plugged my old 2 pot Yam for about 8.50 from the same Auto factors....

Care to share which Autofactors? I need some bits for my Yammy too
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www.aa-components.com

They are about 5 mins off the roundabout at the top of the M9, so I just go to the counter when I drive past. No idea how good they are online as a result.
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