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Old 10-15-2019, 09:18 AM   #1
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Ford Lehman Secondary Fuel Filters

As other F.L. owners are aware, the secondary fuel filters are a PITA. I recently read , somewhere in this forum about a replacement, remote mounted filter assembly with spin on filters.

Can't seem to find it now. Can anyone shed some light on what it is and where I can get it?

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But Why? What is the point of doing that. I have twin FL SP-225's and it only takes 20-30 min to replace filters on both engines.
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Because the OEM are suscetible to easy stripping of plastic parts and numerous potential air leaks.


Why spend 20 minutes and have to be careful when you can spend 5 or less for both.

Also much easier to bleed at least for me.... and the overll system has been much better over the last 8 years and 3500 engine hours.


You can get one with a metal bowl if you choose...my insurance didn't make a big deal because it is considered a "small" filter and it wasn't any worse with plastic drains than OEM.



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1)Spilling fuel while draining the filters prior to removal.
2)Getting a "gusher" if they aren't sealed or set properly.

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Yea, that's just what I was looking for. Factory secondary filters are in a pair. Do I need 2 of these for my single engine ?

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Yea, that's just what I was looking for. Factory secondary filters are in a pair. Do I need 2 of these for my single engine ?

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I would have to say it depends on your primaries...


But I ran this alone (2 micron) on a 120 with just Racor 500 2 micron as a primary...it has plenty of flow and never has come near to clogging or showing anything but pristine fuel in the bowl.


I am now going with 10 micron primaries as I know I have good fuel (new, smaller tanks) and with any less vacuum, potential air leaks may be reduced.


You do need to redrill the bracket or put a small adapter plate on which is what I did.
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There used to be a company that made a spin on replacement filter bracket that had 2 filters on it. I think maybe they went out of business. The part number was something like DP100. It wouldnít fit on my SP225s though.
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I remote-mounted a Racor 500 secondary. Much easier to change, filter elements everywhere. I could not find any info of the vibration-tolerance of Racors hence the remote. The old clam crusher shakes a lot.
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You can convert the CAV housings to use spin on filters with these. Makes element change less messy.

Racor sold these a while back but other manufacturers are marketing them now.
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I do not believe that my OEM secondary filters have any plastic parts. As far as fuel spills, I use zip locks bag.
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Yea, that's just what I was looking for. Factory secondary filters are in a pair. Do I need 2 of these for my single engine
I suspect most owners have a Racor 500 mounted as a primary. You only need 1 secondary. Spin on secondary would be much easier to change. EBay lists a number of Racor spin on's. Confine your search to north america as there are a number of clones. Make sure filters are commonly available for the model you choose.

For example, the Racor 220R series takes an R24S filter available at West or Amazon.
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Where would you mount the secondary and how to you bypass the OEM dual secondaries?
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Bolt on and replace not bypass?
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This has been discussed before. Unfortunately the maker is gone.
I found this though so it may be worthwhile contacting them:
http://lists.trawlering.com/pipermai...ring.com/2007-
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https://oregonfuelinjection.com/


Go to the Oregon site as the ABC is out of business.



You might , if not done already, contact American DIesel, the Lehman experts.
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I use 2 micron in my primary Racor and I believe the secondaries are 30 micron, so the secondaries are not doing much. I will keep them changed about every 3 years.
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My Napa dealer in Petersburg AK says they have them. I was going to put on a set and he talked me into waiting until I'm back in May and they go one sale.

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You can convert the CAV housings to use spin on filters with these. Makes element change less messy.

Racor sold these a while back but other manufacturers are marketing them now.

Found them on Amazon for $30.


https://www.amazon.com/DP1000-Adapto.../dp/B00V3ESQLC


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I agree 100%

You do need to flip your oil filter right side up to make changing that easier without spill.
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I wanted to put the spin on adapters on my engines but Brian said they donít fit on the 225s. So I didnít try it.
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