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Old 08-16-2012, 12:59 PM   #21
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I like and think Marins philosophy is what I'll follow.

The rate at which a Lehman and a generator might foul a filter is so slow that I should first pick up the sediment in the Racor or start to feel/see a reaction in the motor. Changing a filter is a 30 second event so even adrift in a bad situation is gardly all that scary.

Chances are that if don't have them mounted at the helm station...your next engine shutdown will be 100 yards from a bridge with a screaming following current and really rough conditions.
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:42 PM   #22
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Greetings,
$40 sounds good...
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:14 PM   #23
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Craig...why stainless steel tubing vs more accessable copper?
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Craig...why stainless steel tubing vs more accessable copper?
Primarily abrasion resistance. Copper is soft and easier to work with but engine rooms tend to get smaller as you climb through them. I'd personally feel better rubbing against stainless steel lines than copper.

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Our ER has a fairly large footprint but real short in height.

Roger on SS tubing. Philip
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Racor sells a restriction indicator which is not a "gauge" as such, but measures restriction and maintains the highest indication until it's reset.

There are green, yellow, and red indications. Green is fine, yellow is indicating some restriction, red indicates it's time to replace the filter.

Here it is installed:
I see you have fuel in the indicator. I was told by Racore, there should not be any fuel in the indicator. I just installed one of these into the vent plug of my Raycore and have started to see "red" (fuel) also. Is your indicator working properly? Ever see it do anything but green? Thanks.
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I see you have fuel in the indicator. I was told by Racore, there should not be any fuel in the indicator. I just installed one of these into the vent plug of my Raycore and have started to see "red" (fuel) also. Is your indicator working properly? Ever see it do anything but green? Thanks.
My Racor/Fuel Fixers R2D2 monitor has fuel in the bowl too. According to the manufacturer:

Can Fuel enter the gauge ?YES… The gauge is designed to be able to fill with fuel. The gauges operation will not be affected in any way. In rare instances this can happen when the fuel levels and or fuel tanks are above the height of the top of the filter and the back pressure, due to gravity, is so little it does not trigger the Back Flow Preventer valve to engage. Again; the gauge is designed to handle this and it can be a normal occurrence in certain applications. When the engine is restarted the fuel in the gauge will be sucked back out of the gauge head. All components of the entire gauge are diesel proof.

Sounds like it's all good . . .

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