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Old 01-06-2019, 06:03 PM   #1
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Unable to buy Racor Filters

I have been unable to buy 10-micron replacement filters for my Racor 500. It would appear they have had some kind of supply disruption. Anyone know what the deal is or if some seller has a stash somewhere?
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And I assumed "how can that be?" but indeed even a large establishment like Defender lists all 3 types of Racor 500 filters as "call" for availability. Weird.
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:27 PM   #3
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It looks like Amazon and eBay both have them. If you get stuck let me know. I have a stash.
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I can buy mine from Napa Auto parts (WIX) or diesel truck parts.
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Hopkins Carter had them last I was in Park’s Old store.
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So far I have tried Defender, Discount Racor, The Diesel Store, and West Marine. The ones that accepted the order canceled it days later.

I just tried Hopkins Carter. Wish me luck!
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You can buy them online here:

https://racorstore.com/racor/turbine...-elements.html
About $8.50


A little cheaper here: http://www.discountmarinesupplies.co..._Elements.html
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They are available on Amazon.
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The fine print on the Discount Marine Supplies place last night said temporarily out of stock. Some other sites the same, some seemed to have them.
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:54 AM   #10
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So far I have tried Defender, Discount Racor, The Diesel Store, and West Marine. The ones that accepted the order canceled it days later.

I just tried Hopkins Carter. Wish me luck!
Hopkins Carter just canceled the order.
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Wix has a direct replacement. If you enter the full Racor part number into their cross reference it comes up correctly.
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Wix has a direct replacement. If you enter the full Racor part number into their cross reference it comes up correctly.
Thanks. I will try that.
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Gee, I just took delivery of 2 cases of 10 micron and 30 micron, I hope I didn’t buy them all!
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I doubt there is a shortage but you could call Parker to find out. They are available in the Bahamas but probably more than you would willingly pay.
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I was at my local DD center today and asked about this. They said that Parker moved the filter makers into a new building this fall without putting extra stock aside to cover the interruption of supplies. Thus the current shortage.
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Here are some alternatives.

Replacement Fuel filters for RACOR 2010TM:
Brand Model
BALDWIN. PF598-10
DONALDSON. P552010
FLEETGUARD. FS1208
FLEETGUARD. FS20102
LUBER-FINER L2021F

Don’t know the proper # for wix replacement.
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Wix number is 33795.
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Fisheries?


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Fisheries is out of stock.
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I was at my local DD center today and asked about this. They said that Parker moved the filter makers into a new building this fall without putting extra stock aside to cover the interruption of supplies. Thus the current shortage.
Well that was a pretty bonehead move on their part. I wonder whose ass got chewed over that screwup.
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