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Old 01-02-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Gen fuel filter

My generator had been running erratically for the past month. I changed the on-engine fuel filter a year ago and only hatoday d 100 hours on the set. Sure enough, I changed the filter and all is good. The Fram filter looked clean as it is downstream from my Racors I don't know if the filter material had turned to mush or what. Switched to a Winn filter.

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Old 01-02-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Check your fuel lift pump. If it is weak it will respond to filter differential pressure.

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Old 01-02-2015, 12:39 PM   #3
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And there could be a restriction in the line up stream of the pump and filter.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:03 PM   #4
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What is the micron rating of your Racor? If the racor element is 10 or 30 micron it wouldn't be surprising to see a 2 micron filter clogging even if the Racor hasn't. Not a fan of Fram filters for anything. Wix filters are a much better choice (NAPA filters are rebranded Wix filters).

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Old 01-02-2015, 11:01 PM   #5
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Also check fuel line fittings for tightness; air in the lines will cause this as well. Had a similar problem with my Onan that turned out to be rubber "O" ring failure beneath the injector body seats. This was a really inexpensive fix. Howard
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