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Old 07-19-2016, 04:24 PM   #1
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Need help locating 2 micron secondary filter

I changed the CAV filter set up on Perkin 6.354 to spin on. I have been using Donaldson P551039 which is water separator 15 microns cause I have not found a 2 micron filter. I have crossed referenced with no results. What are other folks using on Perkins ? Suggestions? David
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Old 07-19-2016, 05:12 PM   #2
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Give Brian a call here.

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He can ship them to you.
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Old 07-20-2016, 02:57 PM   #3
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FLYWRIGHT, I called Brian for filters and he said he has no idea what spin on 2 micron filter would fit the adapter. Any suggestions?
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I believe original were 30 micron. 2 micron is overkill and could possibly cause a plugged filter at the wrong time.
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Agreeing w Terry.
Don't see any need to filter that fine. I had 2micron filters 10 years ago and had an OMG what am I doing moment. Been using 30 mic filters since.
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FLYWRIGHT, I called Brian for filters and he said he has no idea what spin on 2 micron filter would fit the adapter. Any suggestions?
David, Brian's my go-to Perkins guy. Maybe you've got a retrofit system on your engine...not OEM? Sorry if I misled. Was thinking Perkins brand products.

My secondary filters (not spin on) are 2u and when I called Brian about the recommended filtration for my dual primaries, he said to stick with the 2u, so I did. Haven't had a problem with it so far. (knock on wood)
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Old 07-20-2016, 10:13 PM   #7
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Perkins here used to sell on engine final filters, branded Perkins. I never knew what micron they were.
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I should have re-read the OP. Sorry David.
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You may want to read this service bulletin from Racor, before using 2 micron filter as a secondary. They recommend running a 10 micron primary before it so they don't plug so quickly. At 2 microns they can be used as a water separator. You don't need to go that fine if you're using a water separator in the primary.

Common rail fuel systems use them, but never seen them used on the older Perkins Cav systems. I know the Perkins OEM gasket, cap and bolt secondary filter can be a pain to change, but I change them so seldom. I've never thought about retrofitting them with a spin on.

http://www.parker.com/literature/Rac...ron_Rating.pdf
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