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Old 03 September 2008, 16:57   #1
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Fuel filter?

OK, wise ones... I'm having a new Yamaha 150 4 stroke fitted tomorrow. What are your thoughts about adding a fuel filter? I've not had one until now and never had problems with water in the fuel etc.

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I have a water seperator from yamaha on my Yamy 115 2 stroke and a seperate fuel filter which I use an automotive type. It's clear plastic so I can see the filter element easily as it get dirty. $5 and simple.
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And I gather these should be put in "upstream" from the primer so that the primer can't force crap through the filter...?
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The Racor Parker unit is generally considered the one to get, with a see-thru bowl at the bottom with drain tap.

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And I gather these should be put in "upstream" from the primer so that the primer can't force crap through the filter...?
Correct!...I think
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Thanks... The Racor filters are common here as well...

It sounds like I should up the budget a little...
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extra filters on outboards are typically placed...
tank - extra filter - primer bulb - engine - cheap installed filter inside

I have a small (tiny actually) racor on my 60hp yam and its been great. Its rated at 900 or 100 L/hr I think. Had a little water contamination once and it caught that. And some dusty looking sludge on and off. A clear sight bowl is a major plus to clean gunk out IMO.
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For 40 it's a sound investment.
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OK, wise ones... I'm having a new Yamaha 150 4 stroke fitted tomorrow. What are your thoughts about adding a fuel filter? I've not had one until now and never had problems with water in the fuel etc.

I'd appreciate your opinions!
Get one. Especially if you fuel from various places, and especially if you do so on-water, where supply turnover is less than, say, the gas station down the street.

I like the Racor 10 micron filters, but anything is better than nothing. Get the stainless mount (if you can find it.) The painted aluminum one doesn't last too long in most cases.

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The painted aluminum one doesn't last too long in most cases.
They are installing one from Yamaha apparently... I don't have salt in my water, so aluminum holds up pretty well... And it's being installed where it's out of harm's way...

Now if they just hold to there word about having it ready tomorrow I'll be all set!
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I'm having a hunt around for an appropriate fuel filter and came across these which could replace the primer bulb AND provide a filter/ water seperator - has anyone used these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fuel-Filter-as...QQcmdZViewItem ?
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They are installing one from Yamaha apparently... I don't have salt in my water, so aluminum holds up pretty well... And it's being installed where it's out of harm's way...
You should be OK. Actually, mine was OK, as well; just looked like crap: paint peeled, aluminum swollen with corrosion - still worked, though.

I got the SS version through Shipyard Island Marine. Holds up much better.

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I'm having a hunt around for an appropriate fuel filter and came across these which could replace the primer bulb AND provide a filter/ water seperator - has anyone used these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fuel-Filter-as...QQcmdZViewItem ?
That looks cool. Anyone of experience of a combo primer and filter unit?
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I'm having a hunt around for an appropriate fuel filter and came across these which could replace the primer bulb AND provide a filter/ water seperator - has anyone used these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fuel-Filter-as...QQcmdZViewItem ?
Apparantly Racor do one of these with built in primer but I cant find a dealer anywhere. Part number 490R-RAC-01

Does anyone know who I can try to get a pair of these?

The way I'm rigging my motors I've just found that my filters are a bit too close to the engine and theres no decent straight bit of fuel line to insert a primer bulb. One of these filters would be the perfect solution.
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Apparantly Racor do one of these with built in primer but I cant find a dealer anywhere. Part number 490R-RAC-01

Does anyone know who I can try to get a pair of these?

The way I'm rigging my motors I've just found that my filters are a bit too close to the engine and theres no decent straight bit of fuel line to insert a primer bulb. One of these filters would be the perfect solution.
Try here

http://www.asap-supplies.com/toc.php...AC-490R-RAC-01

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Very smart. And it overcomes that perpetual conundrum of whether the primer bulb should be before or after the filter
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