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Old 02-09-2015, 09:41 PM   #21
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Here's a weird question due to a weird circumstance. My ice maker malfunctioned and leaked a significant amount of water on the cabin floor behind the unit. The water leaked down into the below deck storage area and directly into a plastic tub in which I store spare filters. I have several CAT fuel and oil filters that got wet. They have thoroughly dried out, however some corrosion formed on the metal surfaces that mate to the engine fittings. I cleaned up all the corrosion (perhaps it was actually sediment from drying water). What do our members think I should do? Use or toss?

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Old 02-09-2015, 10:02 PM   #22
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If any significant amount of water got into the filter element itself, I'd toss them.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:50 PM   #23
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Here's a weird question due to a weird circumstance. My ice maker malfunctioned and leaked a significant amount of water on the cabin floor behind the unit. The water leaked down into the below deck storage area and directly into a plastic tub in which I store spare filters. I have several CAT fuel and oil filters that got wet. They have thoroughly dried out, however some corrosion formed on the metal surfaces that mate to the engine fittings. I cleaned up all the corrosion (perhaps it was actually sediment from drying water). What do our members think I should do? Use or toss?

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with most filters the moisture would change the properties of the filter material
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:05 PM   #24
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FF, I agree the Volvo oil filter is small and costly like all Volvo parts. I changed our Volvo TMD31A to a remote filter because it was near impossible to change the filter without spilling oil in the bilge.
The new setup let me use a much larger filter plus the vertical position makes changes spill free and allows prefilling the filter with oil.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:10 PM   #25
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FF, I agree the Volvo oil filter is small and costly like all Volvo parts. I changed our Volvo TMD31A to a remote filter because it was near impossible to change the filter without spilling oil in the bilge.
The new setup let me use a much larger filter plus the vertical position makes changes spill free and allows prefilling the filter with oil.
Consider replacing those hoses with hydraulic hose/fittings. I did the same mod on my old snapper boat years ago- when oil got hot a hose blew off a hose barb fitting. Cost me a set of main bearing shells.

At least periodically snug the hose clamps.

Also- hard to tell from photos, but are you sure you have the hoses hooked up right? The center hose from filter should be to the center fitting on engine adapter. ??
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:12 PM   #26
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Consider replacing those hoses with hydraulic hose/fittings. I did the same mod on my old snapper boat years ago- when oil got hot a hose blew off a hose barb fitting. Cost me a set of main bearing shells.

At least periodically snug the hose clamps.
good advice
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Old 02-25-2015, 03:12 PM   #27
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Thanks for the feedback. Both hose connection housings are embossed with "IN" "OUT" markings.
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"in" on engine adapter should go to "out" on filter head. Filter flow is from outer to inner, and exits filter from center hole. Not saying you got it wrong, but worth a double check. Seen it done wrong. Found when running, filter stayed cold!!
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"in" on engine adapter should go to "out" on filter head. Filter flow is from outer to inner, and exits filter from center hole. Not saying you got it wrong, but worth a double check. Seen it done wrong. Found when running, filter stayed cold!!
so many really don't look and absorb what they see.....you have to think through the whole system.....
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FF, I agree the Volvo oil filter is small and costly like all Volvo parts. I changed our Volvo TMD31A to a remote filter because it was near impossible to change the filter without spilling oil in the bilge.
The new setup let me use a much larger filter plus the vertical position makes changes spill free and allows prefilling the filter with oil.
How does that work, with the filter not mounted on and vibrating with the engine? Mind you, I`m thinking of this as an FL user, Volvo could be different. Otherwise, great idea.
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