Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fuel Filters

Racor R24 Fuel Filters
Recently I have had to change out my fuel filters a couple of times. In preparation for my departure to Panama I checked my stock of filters and realized that I was running out. I got on the Internet to purchase additional filers and was amazed at the cost.

I also discovered that the R24 fuel filter comes in various microns. Like most people I have just been replacing the filter with a new filter of the same type. However my primary filter it turns out was a 2 micron filter and my secondary filter a 3 micron filter. This meant that the secondary filter was doing nothing.

Checking with the Yanmar web site Mike and I discovered that the recommendation was for a 30 micron primary filter and a 3 micron secondary. The good news was that the 30 micron filters are significantly less expensive than the 2 micron filters. So I ordered up a bunch of the 30 micron filters.

Fair winds and following seas :)

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More on the Indonesian volcano. We are now 300 nautical miles west of it. We met many nice people in our visit to the area. We hope the are all safe. Fair winds and following seas :)