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Old 01 May 2005, 18:10   #11
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Old 01 May 2005, 18:34   #12
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Mechanic says my DF140 needs a new evaporator unit at the cost of 680+VAT
So, does anyone know what one of these does? cos I dont.
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Old 05 May 2005, 03:21   #13
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Rogue wave - you're a genius! Ordered the part, and a natty engine cover - all for about half the price I was quoted

The part is actually a vapour seperator, which removes any air from the fuel line. On the Suzukis, the fuel pump sits inside the vapour seperator.

Basically my unit was full of silt and grit because the previous owner obviously ran it without a filter at some point (git!). Rather than try to clean it all out and possibly miss some, it was decided to replace the whole unit. The good news was that none of this crap made it as far as the fuel rail and injectors.

In reply to the poster above, I don't think you should worry about this part failing on your own engine so long as you run it through a filter.

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Oh and it also acts as a buffer for returned fuel from the injectors - so you don't need to plumb in a fuel return line like you get on cars. I would imagine this fuel is water cooled
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thanks for that info - I have a glass fuel filter on the transom which seems to be doing the job..... with any luck I won't be replacing the evaporator anytime soon.

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Rogue wave - you're a genius!
Well spotted. actually I am just Welsh and we dson't like paying too much!
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