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Old 11-17-2018, 04:56 PM   #21
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:20 PM   #22
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The last time I bought diesel here was in July and it was 3.29 per gallon.
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Old 11-18-2018, 07:25 AM   #23
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Fuel filters bought in bulk may not be used very quickly.

Like all filters they should be stored in a vacuum bag (very light vacuum) to keep them dry and lube oil filters from rusting.
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Old 11-18-2018, 11:33 AM   #24
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I pay about $9 for Racor 900 elements. Same element at West Marine is $19.
Although you must be a member of WestMarine Pro, the savings on most marine products is significant!
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Old 11-18-2018, 01:50 PM   #25
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Vaseline on the gaskets.
Yes Vaseline. We used a silicone where I worked to assemble o rings, either will do fine.
You want them lubricated enough so that when the cap is tightened it will slide on the o ring.
If it doesn't slide then it will "bunch" or "pinch" the o ring and it won't get enough pressure on it to seal.
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They are available on Amazon at about $12 each in cases of 12.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:04 PM   #27
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Make sure you install a nice set of vacuum gauges on your racor, be it the racor vac gauge or another type, to show the condition of your filter.I prefer the liquid filled ones as they stand up better to vibrations, and I can make my filters last and try diff microns...dot forget to treat your fuel too
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No. Diesel fuel.

Use the micron spec the engine manufacturer tells you to and the size spec for the model of Racor you have. Ski probably is right that they are 1000's and very likely right, given his engine expertise, that they are 30 micron. But we're not there looking at them.
Yes agreed- diesel fuel on gasket surfaces as in the instructions by Racor and other filter manufacturers.
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