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Old 02 November 2011, 14:57   #1
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Water Separating Fuel Filters???

Hi, Are these worth while when using plastic fuel tanks?

I was thinking of fitting one of these:

Yamaha Water Separating Fuel Filter, 10micron

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Old 02 November 2011, 15:12   #2
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Hi, Are these worth while when using plastic fuel tanks?

I was thinking of fitting one of these:

Yamaha Water Separating Fuel Filter, 10micron

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I have something similar, thank god.

Why would you think plastic tanks would be different than any other? They can all get water or crud in them.
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Old 02 November 2011, 15:19   #3
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I always thought that steel tanks were more likely to get condensation?
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can still get a bad fill that comes complete with its own water
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Not really. Stainless tanks are usually built in and don't get as much temperature swings as plastic portable ones. Also fuel purchased at marine outlets can suffer from water also. A good fuel filter is always worth while and will safeguard against what could be a heap of trouble

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I think that the water separating bit is a good idea, but I couldn't justify the 88 so have got by with a 30 auto equivalent one by spray painting the top aluminium section. That has worked fine on the last couple of boats for me.

I have suffered far more water from a fuel barge than from over wintering though.
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Water can get into plastic fuel tanks through the air vent screw as I learnt from experience so yes a water separator is a very good idea
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I have noticed quite a few occasions lately when water could become a problem:

1. Water on the exposed spare tank fittings.

2. Water around the breather hole on the tank cap.

3. The filling hose on the fuel barge was not replaced into the fuel pump (like you would do in a petrol station) instead it was hung with the spout facing up on a hook and it was pi$$ing it down.

4. Any water you may encounter while changing over the fittings to the next tank while out in the rough stuff.

5. Contaminated fuel, which before this thread I think I have over looked
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Old 02 November 2011, 20:00   #9
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Oh yeah...

6. Condensation.

I think I might buy one
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I guess the way these work they always have to be upright fixed to the transom or similar.... can't be an inline??
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