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Old 02 February 2008, 20:31   #1
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Water seperating fuel filter

Just wondering if I need one of these with my rig...
My gas is in plastic 25litre tanks on the deck.
Should I have one of these filters fastened to the transom.
How many peeps on here have one on their rib?

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Old 02 February 2008, 20:43   #2
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I've got one on mine, and had one on the SR4 before it. I didn't shell out for the expensive cartridge type though. I use an automotive type inline fuel filter (cheap and easy to carry a spare) and a steel mesh/glass bowl type water separator that I can see if there's contamination in.

It's easy to get water in through a tank breather if you stuff the boat.
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How good are the seperators if you have got water in the fuel???
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Mine seems to work but draining it through the screw at the bottom takes a while unless I loosen the glass bowl.
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Mine seems to work but draining it through the screw at the bottom takes a while unless I loosen the glass bowl.
Put the squeeze bulb before the separator then you can drive in new fuel to replace the water.

They work pretty well, Codders. There is always some water in yer fuel...maybe not much, but some.
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Put the squeeze bulb before the separator then you can drive in new fuel to replace the water.
I can't. Mine has 2 inlets in use so I can run 2 tanks at once.
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Put the squeeze bulb before the separator then you can drive in new fuel to replace the water.

They work pretty well, Codders. There is always some water in yer fuel...maybe not much, but some.
I'd agree with that. Usually the surface separation is visible and you can drain it away - unless you pour a whole five litres of water into the tank as I did once. Couldn't understand why the engine suddenly stopped as there was no fuel/water separation line in the glass bowl. It was only when I got back to the mooring and drained the bowl to check again that I realised the stuff pouring out didn't smell and was 'beading' on my then oily hands.
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I can't. Mine has 2 inlets in use so I can run 2 tanks at once.
Use 2 bulbs.
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I have one on my SR5.4 i'm able to swap between plastic tank and built in tank. wont go with out it
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seems like I should be fitting one then...
the oroiginal Yamaha part is around 50+ .. anyone tried the Tempo one which is only around 35+????
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