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Old 31 July 2006, 10:37   #1
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Petrol/Water Separator..where from?

Hi All,
After 15 years of service the transom mounted fuel/water separator has finally failed; the recent heat has cracked the glass bowl.

Now, it seems that such glass items are now severely frowned upon and it also seems that all the separators I have looked at are for Diesel only.

I have a suzuki DT85 Outboard fed from an inboard petrol tank so really need the protection of such a separator.

Where can I get one?

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Old 31 July 2006, 10:52   #2
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Your local mercury dealer probably stocks a merc fuel/water seperator and mounting bracket.
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I use a Glass bowl diesel one for my DT200EFI and before on a Johnson 150VRO with no problems.

As I understand it the Diesel ones are OK to use for Petrol, but the Petrol ones are not OK for Diesel.

They are often on Ebay.

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Hi

I got mine from ebay came with the hose tails etc and a two part filter bottom is a polycarb bowl with drain and the top is a 10 micron filter.

ebay number was 4644242850 and v quick delivery

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Lancing Marine. A clear bowl, brass drain and a stainless steel element. Therefore, no filters to buy in the future. Around the kwid mark, so not cheap.
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Diesel unit will be fine - get one from a diesel specialist (look in Yellow Pages), as it will be cheaper than from a chandler. Replacement filters are only a couple of quid, so it pays to keep a spare on board.
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The fitters at where I work have had to replace all the glass fuel filters on all our plant, apparently for H+S reasons. Most of these are diesel so it might be worth considering the implications of putting petrol in them!!!

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The simple glass bowl ones are only single stage filters and are ok, but I seem to bemember you are not allowed glass bowls if its a comercial boat.
If you want to make the jump up to a higher standard ie a 3 or 4 stage filter, try Racor and Separ filers.
I know ASAP supplies do one the Racor units and Keypart do the Separ units.

From what I have seen the diesel units will work fine with petrol. Just watch out you are not over filtering and thus causing a fuel starvation issue.
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The simple glass bowl ones are only single stage filters and are ok, but I seem to bemember you are not allowed glass bowls if its a comercial boat.Rgds James
Have a glass bowl on Old Spice and no problem with the coding. Enables me to see the colour of the fuel (Red ) and if there is any water in the filter. For inland use the original spec didn't allow glass bowls but that might have changed. Mermaid advised that 292 filters are very fine filters for diesel fuel and I think 512 courser.

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the merc part that matt mentiones is not suitable for fitting to the transom of a rib since both the cast ali "head" and the powdercoated steel filter cartridge corrode quickly when exposed on the transom of a rib and get covered in salt water every time you go out!

inside an engine box on matts boat, fine :-)

Top banana had one of these fitted under the seat. the head was still starting to corrode after 2 years and the cartridges rusted aswell.
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