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Old 05-09-2015, 02:12 AM   #2
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Perkins sell a branded CAV type filter here, not pricey either. I suggested to my mechanic keeping existing filters while fitting Racors, he said no, too much load on the fuel pump.
CAV filters I`ve seen have a glass bowl so you see the muck and water, that one looks like it has been around a while, not everyone likes glass bowls either, I carry a spare bowl for my Racors just in case. Could be a fairly high micron, to act as a simple filter/water separator. But as shows above, mechanics are the best ones to answer.
Your genset probably has its own filter on the engine, my Onan does, and it has a drain in it.
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