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Old 10-29-2017, 02:56 PM   #41
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I just bought 2.
They work great. Yes, there is a drag needle, they are about $80 ea.
I recommend.
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Old 10-29-2017, 04:30 PM   #42
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For those looking for a remote gauge, not to mention any number of handy devices, here you go. DragPointerLookDown

I never saw much need to convert to a drag pointer as I conducted regular engine room checks. However, if you are installing gauges on a new boat or an old boat without them, then sure, why not have the drag pointer?
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Old 10-29-2017, 05:31 PM   #43
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I do a walk around in the ER every hour when on passage and as yet, have seen zero movement on the vac gauge.
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Old 11-01-2017, 03:28 PM   #44
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I do a walk around in the ER every hour when on passage and as yet, have seen zero movement on the vac gauge.
ditto. Unless you shovel dirt into your fuel, it takes a long time to see vacuum movement. In my setup about 500 hours from new filter to filter change time with a 2 micron filter.
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Old 11-01-2017, 05:58 PM   #45
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I do a walk around in the ER every hour when on passage and as yet, have seen zero movement on the vac gauge.
I installed the new style T handle gauges and for a while thought they weren't working. It turns out at my fuel usage rate, the filters have to have quite a bit of fuel through them before there is enough restriction to start the needle moving. After 100 hrs of cruising they only got up to about 2 inches of vacuum. In any case, I like them very much.

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Stating the obvious: If the fuel is clean and the tanks are clean, then the filters will be clean a long long time.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:00 PM   #47
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I never had a vacuum gauge. I just changed my filter on a regular basis. I'm sure I would have saved a lot of money on filters if I had a gauge.
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Old 11-01-2017, 09:25 PM   #48
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I never had a vacuum gauge. I just changed my filter on a regular basis. I'm sure I would have saved a lot of money on filters if I had a gauge.
I think you did it correctly Parks.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:03 PM   #49
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The length of the thread needs to get shortened on the Racor 500's.
Pretty much disappointed in this fact. I specifically asked the Mfg rep about this before purchasing them for my Ford Lehman 120's.
Factory rep (after I purchased) says just sand off a few threads !!!!
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