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Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear Bowls

Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear BowlsParker Racor gasoline spin-on filters with clear plastic collection bowls have helped protect engines for over 30 years. During that time, gasoline formulations changed, and Racor has changed bowl material formulations as well to stay compatible.

 

Gasoline with Ethanol compatibility

The most notable recent change to gasoline was the addition of 10% ethanol, or E10. Racor has performed extensive testing using the new E10 fuel and found the current bowls retained clarity and stability, after prolonged exposure. However, it was found that ethanol concentration exceeding 10% caused adverse material changes; including loss of clarity, crazing, and shrinkage, eventually causing the bowl to separate from the filter.

In addition to high ethanol concentrations, other factors such as age, temperature, ultraviolet light, and various fuel additives may negatively impact clear filter bowls. 

Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear Bowls - what to look for image - Parker Racor

 

Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear Bowls - Parker Racor Product Guide for Replacement

If you are using any products listed in this bulletin, it is important to routinely inspect for not only water, but haze, discoloration, and deformation of any kind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warning! Improper selection or failure to inspect and replace if needed or improper use of the products and or systems described herein or related items can cause death, personal injury and property damage.

 

Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear Bowls - What to do after inspecting our fuel filter bowl - Parker Racor

Download the Engineering Bulletin for handy reference Troubleshooting Marine Gasoline Spin-on Filters with Clear Bowls

 

Additional resources:

New Design for Small Outboard Marine Filtration Applications - SNAPP Fuel Filter/Water Separator

Fuel Filtration for Marine Applications

Racor SNAPP Fuel Filtration Specified for New OXE High Performance Diesel Outboard Engine

Dealing with Condensation and Filtration Problems: A Guide for Diesel Boat Owners

Clearing the Air on Global Emissions Standards for Non-Road and Marine Diesel Engines

 

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