Originally Posted by BruceK
The filter body, which appears to have no means of draining the water and muck it might collect, is like the ones(probably OEM) on my boat when I bought it. We chucked them for Racors.
Surprisingly enough it did come with a petcock. You have to unscrew the plug from the bottom of the canister and replace it with the petcock, but at least it has the ability. The petcock drains the filtered side only though, to empty the dirty side it has to be poured out. I could add one to drain the dirty side but it's not that much effort to do it when I swap the filter. No water was in it when I changed the filter out last night.
I have a racor in front of the large filter so it can remove any water. So far I've run the setup about 5 hours, and there has been a lot of water in the racor but it's done a good job of getting it all. I have to drain it every hour or so.
Whether it meets with anyones approval or not, it's working and its working well. The fuel entering the racor is black as crude oil, the flashlight doesnt even penetrate it. The color of the fuel leaving the large filter is red and clear as water.