Racor Pre-Filter

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  1. jeverich

    jeverich

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    Threw on a Racor filter today. Designed for outboard engines, with 60 GPM flow rate. Just like the diesel ones on the boats, it has a petcock and a plastic bowl on the bottom to drain out sediment/water from the fuel system.

    I know, it's probably overkill - if nothing else, it looks cool. :flipoff2:[​IMG]

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  2. Tapage

    Tapage Club 4X4 Panamá SILVER Star

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    nice .. I run a Delphi in Tencha ..
     
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    RockDoc also runs an extra filter. His extra filter pulls out smaller particles than that of a stock one. I forget what size micron filter he said it was.
     
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    How much $$$ set you back?:hmm:
     
  5. jeverich

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    $89.00 + Tax

    $10.00 for hose

    $2.00 for clamps

    filters to 10 Micron, IIRC
     
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    jvazquez53 El Tractor

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    Might sound like an overkill, but I like overkills!:grinpimp:
     
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    Racors are great! And definitely easier to change the filter than the factory copper-washer job. Maybe overkill??? But I'm a boat repair tech and I'd be hypocritical if I didn't mention that I dream of someday mounting a big diesel racor to the firewall of my 62! Well, gotta get the diesel first, I guess...
     
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    10 micron is the standard that EFI filters are supposed to filter to. Way finer than a carb should need, but that's not a bad thing!
     
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    Racor's are great, I'm on my second. This one is a 2mic with 12V heater :)

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    Now that is slicker than owl snot!
     
  11. jeverich

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    Just used to them from the boats - they really are the cat's ass. If its rough, we'll go through at least a filter per trip - the diesel grows bacteria and the crap in the tank gets stirred up if the weather's bad....

    The onlt part that sucks about them is price. About $300.00 each for the ones we use on the big boat - Cummins N14MTA, bout 440HP....lil more than the 2F:D

    Thanks for all of the comments.
     
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    N14 is a nice engine.... in my former life I worked at Peterbilt Motors... Racor makes some nice stuff.
    Back "then" it was the cummins N14, and Detroit 60 series and the Cat C-10's through C-15's... and M-8 and Cummins ISX? Don't know what they run now in the big rigs... Cummins may be the largest single player in the Class 8 truck market now.
     
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    Elbert,
    The only downside of our motor is the stack temps....when we're towing around 1400RPM, EGT stays pegged around 1200 F. :mad:

    A lot of the boats have repowered with the computerized CAT 34/35 series - they're sweet. They have a digital display right in the wheelhouse that gives all of the sensor data.

    Nothing beats the sound of a 671 GM though, just something about the screaming jimmy that gives me a woody:flipoff2:
     
  14. MrMoMo

    MrMoMo That's not rust, it's Canadian patina...

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    Holy SMOKES!! 14L and only 440 HP?

    The 4.2EI we use are 320HP, we can get the QSB5.9's up to 480HP!

    I'll have to get a shot of Tampa's Engine room for you... We just loaded the 4 Iveco's into it today!!


    Do you run Duplex Racors in the trawler? -Thems mighty expensive! There is a really nice setup we are building into the Warwick boat, the filters have drag gauges for suction - so you can see when it is time to change the filter! - sweet option!
     
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    momo - we actually run to singles piggybacked off each other - that way we can switch between the two. it's actually less expensive to run two singles than a double!
     
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    MrMoMo That's not rust, it's Canadian patina...

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    Insanely cheaper I know!! For some reason everyone likes to spec "Racor Duplex" filters when they order a boat from us!!
     
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