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HopCar 06-22-2016 01:19 PM

New Racor Product
 
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Thought you guys might find this interesting. It's an improved way to mount a vacuum gauge on a Racor.

jjorgenson3 06-22-2016 01:33 PM

Just installed mine last weekend. They work great and super easy to install.

sunchaser 06-22-2016 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by HopCar (Post 454103)
Thought you guys might find this interesting. It's an improved way to mount a vacuum gauge on a Racor.

HC

Isn't this the same as has been offered for 15 or more years? Of course mine is not SS.

dhays 06-22-2016 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sunchaser (Post 454118)
HC

Isn't this the same as has been offered for 15 or more years? Of course mine is not SS.

I was looking for exactly this type of thing a couple years ago for my Sailboat and couldn't find it. I ended up using the goofy green, yellow, red indicator that they have (which actually worked OK).

While it doesn't say so in the pdf page, it looks like it has a drag needle which I think is a necessity. I would have bought this in an instant for my boat with a single Racor primary filter.

caltexflanc 06-22-2016 03:07 PM

I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.

Not to mention Designated Engineer has been offering for awhile as well. For a lot of you guys with "look down into" ERs, their horizontal ("face up") version is great.

dhays 06-22-2016 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by caltexflanc (Post 454135)
I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.

Not to mention Designated Engineer has been offering for awhile as well. For a lot of you guys with "look down into" ERs, their horizontal ("face up") version is great.

That sounds like a nice feature.... I will need to check it out.

Capt.Bill11 06-22-2016 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by caltexflanc (Post 454135)
I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.

Not to mention Designated Engineer has been offering for awhile as well. For a lot of you guys with "look down into" ERs, their horizontal ("face up") version is great.

I think the new part of it is the gauge is mounted on a T handle.

GFC 06-22-2016 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by caltexflanc (Post 454135)
I'm trying to figure out what is new as well.

Stainless steel, not a bronze/brass or whatever the prior one was made of.

Capt.Bill11 06-22-2016 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted by GFC (Post 454154)
Stainless steel, not a bronze/brass or whatever the prior one was made of.

The prior one wasnt on a T handle as I recall. You had to use a wrench on it.

HiDHo 06-22-2016 04:55 PM

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no wrench required it is leak tight just using the gage to tighten it. Excuse the inverted photo I had the iPad upside down !

dhays 06-22-2016 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by HiDHo (Post 454165)
no wrench required it is leak tight just using the gage to tighten it. Excuse the inverted photo I had the iPad upside down !

Is there a drag needle on that gauge?

mbevins 06-22-2016 05:54 PM

HC.....I have Dahls in my ER. Are these compatible?

bilge53 06-22-2016 07:40 PM

$'s?

Codger2 06-22-2016 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Capt.Bill11 (Post 454152)
I think the new part of it is the gauge is mounted on a T handle.

:thumb:

healhustler 06-22-2016 09:18 PM

Parks: I'm interested in two when you, presumably, get them in. PM me.

Capt.Bill11 06-22-2016 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by HiDHo (Post 454165)
no wrench required it is leak tight just using the gage to tighten it. Excuse the inverted photo I had the iPad upside down !

Someh I don't believe Racor envisioned people twisting on the gauge with regularity. But if it works for you....

HopCar 06-22-2016 09:48 PM

Just sent a text to the sales rep and asked him to send me a few of them.
I don't know the price yet. I'm pretty sure it's the same gauge that they used in the hex adapter and that one had a drag needle.

HiDHo 06-23-2016 06:50 AM

Capt Bill, all that's needed is a few inch pounds of tightening since the filter usually has zero psi or as the element gets dirty a slight vacuum.

Daddyo 06-23-2016 08:12 AM

I'm confused. What's new about this? I've had these on my boats for years.

GFC 06-23-2016 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Daddyo (Post 454349)
I'm confused. What's new about this? I've had these on my boats for years.

Same here. Other than the new one being stainless, what's the diff?


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