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Old 28 March 2007, 17:06   #1
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Fuel filters

I have a transom mounted fuel filter, (the CAV type with the clear plastic bowl underneath the filter) and I want a replacement as it has seem better days.
I like the look of the 302051 on http://www.asap-supplies.com/ with the built in primer, has anybody used one of these and would I get away with no primer bulb?
Or are there good transom mounted filter housings out there that will last a bit longer exposed to the elements?
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Old 29 March 2007, 03:59   #2
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The primer looks a tad vulnerable? One between the tank and filter is a good idea, ours is under the console so protected from UV. Element changed annually.
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They are standard on Peugeot 309s. The stroke is very small so takes a while to prime. Also there is no glass bowl which is helpful to see any water building up. Why not fit a normal CAV glass type.

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Or are there good transom mounted filter housings out there that will last a bit longer exposed to the elements?
Don't know about any of the auto type filters, but the Racor filters I use look pretty ratty after about a season. The filter housing is painted steel, and it usually begins rusting and the paint peels about then. No problems with rust-through, though; and aside from appearance, it continues to do its job.

The filter base (mount) that I originally had was an aluminum Yamaha job; it looked hideous after a year. Replaced it with a stainless steel unit (I think it was also a Yamaha product - came with a Yamaha filter canister, anyway); looks a lot better now (even though it's mounted where one wouldn't normally be looking.)

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