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Old 01 November 2005, 08:07   #1
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which fuel filter?

I want to install a fuel filter with a clear bowl on my boat
I have looked at old messages about fuel filters for below deck tank installation. Has anyone had problems using CAV diesel filters for petrol outboard engines?
The alternative is to use the RACOR filter that costs twice as much and the replacement filters are 6x the price as the CAV filter.
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Old 01 November 2005, 08:15   #2
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Richard hi,

Been using them on the club dive rib and my own since about 95 time. Never had a problem with petrol going through a diesel filter and cheap as chips for replacement cartridges.

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Old 01 November 2005, 08:26   #3
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Same here - I'm using one I salvaged from a dead lorry. Works a treat and as Pete says, filters are cheap - about a quid or two each. Keep a spare filter on board, just in case.
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I have had them installed on several outboards now for some years without any problems.

A few months ago an optimax dealer told me that the glue wich is used for these replacementfilters could possibly come a bit loose. Tiny bits could come free.
That could couse a problem on high pressured engines on the injectors, so I undertood.
Therefore I took the filter out this time.
I really think you can use them on any carburated engine without any problem.
They are excelent for keeping water out of your fuel and as I remember can keep dirt out at 6 microns in stead of 25 microns for the normal, exspensive filters like Yamaha etc.
Keep in mind that they alow a fuelflow of 90 liter max when 8mm fittings a used.
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Whilst on this subject, which I have been looking in to for my own outboard, Could any of you kind gentlemen provide a link to a website that sells these filters.

Many thanks.
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which filter?

I think I have answered my own question.
Thanks for the quick replies. I was web surfing while you were replying and found that the cav 296 filters were orginally were made for diesel and petrol, but are only made for diesel now (so they say). But you can get a ryco filter for petrol that replaces the cav 296 cartridge for the same replacement price as the cav cartridge .I am going to bed it's 0030.
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Whilst on this subject, which I have been looking in to for my own outboard, Could any of you kind gentlemen provide a link to a website that sells these filters.

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Whilst on this subject, which I have been looking in to for my own outboard, Could any of you kind gentlemen provide a link to a website that sells these filters.

Many thanks.
I know its on the other side of the world. but try this site and click on related products aswell.
http://www.bla.com.au/product_group.cfm?id=1193&s=2
I really am going to bed now
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If i recall Optimax engines should not be fitted with fuel seperators.....however I've always had one and no problems.

But if your under warranty perhaps you should be thinking about it???

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If i recall Optimax engines should not be fitted with fuel seperators.....however I've always had one and no problems.

But if your under warranty perhaps you should be thinking about it???

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You should always fit a water seperator on any engine.

Raycor are designed as suction side filters, CAV are not, you may pay more for the replacement elements but, what is cheaper, a new element or a new engine??
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