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Old 10-18-2019, 06:22 AM   #1
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Racor filter shelf life

Do Racor Aquablock filters have a storage shelf life? Does the filter media or the Aquablock treatment deteriorate aver time?
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Old 10-18-2019, 10:40 AM   #2
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That's a good question. As far as I can tell there are no date codes on them and I went to their website and read all the literature and there's no mention of it either way. Absent any documented info, the only way to be sure would be to ask them directly.

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Old 10-18-2019, 10:49 AM   #3
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I have heard/read one year...

Whether that's a guide or hard number, not sure.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:34 AM   #4
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I have heard/read one year...

Whether that's a guide or hard number, not sure.
Is that a shelf life in it's wrapping or life in the filter housing with diesel fuel?

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I understood it to be 1 year after put in service.
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Old 10-18-2019, 07:47 PM   #6
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I just got this back from Racor Technical Service.

"There is no maximum shelf life as long as the filter is still in the original packaging. Filters out of their packaging should be used as soon as possible."

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I just got this back from Racor Technical Service.

"There is no maximum shelf life as long as the filter is still in the original packaging. Filters out of their packaging should be used as soon as possible."

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Sounds reasonable.
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Next visit to the boat includes replacement of a Racor filter. Last time out, fuel-flow was insufficient to exceed cruise speed.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:35 PM   #9
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I am going to change mine at the beginning of next season, been 4 years so I should probably change them...
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Is that a shelf life in it's wrapping or life in the filter housing with diesel fuel?

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In use.....but because of aquabloc, sitting around for too long probably isn't advisable though the packaging is supposed to help. I think in the past, one year shelf life was the guide because of the uncertainty of how long aquabloc would be OK.

I would think storage for several years would be no big deal.....factory says so too.
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I run 30 micron Raycors and change them at the end of every season. There is sometimes a bit of sediment in the bowl but the filters always look clean, never a elevated suction issue.

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I run 30 micron Raycors and change them at the end of every season. There is sometimes a bit of sediment in the bowl but the filters always look clean, never a elevated suction issue.

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That is good practice and conforms to most conservative recommendations. I used to replace both my Racors yearly as well. My engine calls for 10 micron primaries instead of 30 however.

Having said that, I have been changing one Racor each year. My experience, like yours, has been that I never have gotten a vacuum rise and since I run on one of the dual filters, the unused filter was always spotless. Now I replace the in use filter and then change to the filter that has not been in use for the past year. The only negative is that Iím not sure how long the aquablock is effective while sitting in diesel fuel for a year.
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