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Old 07-04-2020, 12:04 PM   #21
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Can't make it out in the pic... is it electric?

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Yes, you can get it in either 12 or 24 volt. It it the black portion at the top of the photo. I wasn’t trying to show the priming pump in that photo but rather the LED backlighting.
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:26 AM   #22
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Thanks, got it.

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Old 07-14-2020, 05:43 AM   #23
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Comodave, do you need each Racor to have a priming pump ? I'm thinking yes but wanted to confirm. Thanks
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I'm curious. Of what use is a Racor feed electric pump if the Racor is below fuel tank level?
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Can be used in place of an on-engine mechanical lift pump. I do. Works great .
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Some say a pressure pump feeding Racor can damage filter if used for more than filter filling. Dock talk or reality?

A filter like Fleetguard is presumably designed for pressure feed whereas Parker Hannifin says suction only on Racor inserts.
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I had my Walbro electric pump installed after the Racor. Gravity fed the Racor. As to damaging the Racor if installed before the filter, don't know.
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A filter like Fleetguard is presumably designed for pressure feed whereas Parker Hannifin says suction only on Racor inserts.
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Yes, each Racor will need its own primer pump. I like it even though it is a bit more expensive because it doesn’t take up more room except that the filter is now 3” taller. I don’t have a lot of room to put in valves and mount a separate pump like a Walbro pump.
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Yes, each Racor will need its own primer pump. I like it even though it is a bit more expensive because it doesn’t take up more room except that the filter is now 3” taller. I don’t have a lot of room to put in valves and mount a separate pump like a Walbro pump.

I've used the top-off method out of a can for filter changes but always worry about that being unfiltered fuel. Pump method would get around that.

I'm guessing when using this or any other priming pump you have to open the bleed valve after the on-engine screw on filter and pump? (I have Cat 3208's).
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I am not familiar with the Cats but on mine if the Racor needs filling there is a new top to the filter that has a bleed screw. So first crack the Racor bleed screw and pump filter full. Tighten Racor bleed screw and open bleed screw on first of the secondary filter, pump till it fills, tighten bleed screw and open second secondary bleed screw and pump til it is full. Tighten bleed screw on second secondary filter and start engine. Very easy and quick.
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