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Old 11 February 2012, 13:13   #1
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Water Fuel Separator Suzuki FD 70HP

I need to fit water fuel separator to my outboard Use plastic fuel tank.
Any advice on
  • How to fit do's and dont's and
  • what separator kit to buy
would be much appreciated
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Old 11 February 2012, 14:51   #2
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I also fitted "banjo" type pipe fittings to the fuel filter as in the picture. I recall that the screw thread on mine are an imperial unf size, so check your fittings for installations.

Water collects in the glass bowl and then you can drain it off using the thumb screw at the bottom. The link may say diesel filter but it is fine for separating water from petrol also.

I have never actually found any water in mine in over 4 years of use.
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Looks great did you install yourself?
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Looks great did you install yourself?
Yeah, straight forward job if your a little practical.

I fitted it to the transom using one of the engine bolts, the other fixing bolt is a dummy only, fitted with a packing spacer that I made to measure.

Banjo hose fittings are good because you can rotate them to get the best inlet/outlet angle for your own application.

Replacement filters are quite cheap also.....That reminds me, I must replace the filter for the coming season.
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Had a chuckle at the redundant speedo pipe. Why the foo* - don't the manufacturer's supply a speedo gauge with engines instead of insisting it's an 'extra'. Regards the fuel filter... good job.
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thanks Yoyo
Ill buy one and give it a go.
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I need to fit water fuel separator to my outboard Use plastic fuel tank.
Any advice on
  • How to fit do's and dont's and
  • what separator kit to buy
would be much appreciated
Regards
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Installing a Fuel/Water Separator | Boating Magazine This might give you some idea how to fit a filter
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I notice from the pics on the guide that the fuel primer bulb is located after the filter??

On my installation the bulb is adjacent to the fuel tank some 1.5m away. I recall a ribnet discussion on this subject some years back. It was thought that the best place for the bulb is near the fuel tank before the filter as the pumping action was said to be better.

Anyhow that's what I did and I hve had no problems with pumping fuel through the system.
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I notice from the pics on the guide that the fuel primer bulb is located after the filter??

On my installation the bulb is adjacent to the fuel tank some 1.5m away. I recall a ribnet discussion on this subject some years back. It was thought that the best place for the bulb is near the fuel tank before the filter as the pumping action was said to be better.

Anyhow that's what I did and I hve had no problems with pumping fuel through the system.
. Mine is the same as yours yoyo I have a water fuel filter in Etec & the bulb near the fuel tank works fine i don't think it matters where the bulb go,s as long as the filter is full of fuel & no air
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I've just bought one so thanks for the advice. I have an inlet and outlet on each side so I presume I blank off one side with the bolts provided.
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