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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:07 PM
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Diesel conversions install new fuel filter

Doug mentioned this very important point on the blown turbo post but thought I would give it it's own thread. If you are doing or have bought a Rover with a diesel conversion be sure to check you have a good fuel filter fitted as well. They are easy to mount in the bulkhead and are cheap . The filters on most petrol engines are not up to the job. A very small investment compared to the cost of a recon injection pump.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:46 PM
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Old November 10th, 2011, 07:19 PM
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The Stanadyne FM-100 mounts in the stock location with zero mods and takes a variety of filters down to 2 microns. More filtration increases injector nozzle life substantially.
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x2! Pendy installed two Racors in mine: prefilter and primary. They last a long, long time!

I believe Pendy uses Racors almost exclusively, which means the are "Pendy Good".
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Any particular favor model that is a nice fit? Something with a clear bowl and water seperator would be nice
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Old November 11th, 2011, 08:08 AM
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I run double 30 micron racors on the boat and then 3 micron spin ons up on the engine. I have gauges that tell me how clogged the filters are so I can determine when to change them-unfortunately they are under deck. Once 60 miles off shore of Cape May Nj on a particularly snotty day I had an engine die. Ran down from the bridge picked up the deck and the gauge on one of the racors was in the red. Try swapping out a 18 inch long filter element while laying on your belly as a boat pitches wildly. Swapped the elements and then had to top it off with clean diesel so the engine would fire. Putting the lid back on and getting the o ring just right was great fun.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 10:47 AM
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Any particular favor model that is a nice fit? Something with a clear bowl and water separator would be nice
Not sure about the Racors, but the Standadynes come with whatever options you like such as glass bowls, heaters, pumps.... Like I said the FM-100 mount bolts straight onto the stock location. There are no o-rings or seals to fiddle with. Filter elements change with no tools. I do not see much call for a pre filter unless you normally run across bad fuel and you are changing filters a lot. A spare fuel filter is something everyone should always carry.

Heads: http://www.thedieselstore.com/templa...0Filter%20Head
Filters, I use a 6" 2 micron one: http://www.thedieselstore.com/templa...FM100%20Filter
Optional parts: http://www.thedieselstore.com/templa...20Module%20Kit
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racors have all those features too, bit no orings or seals may tip hat to stanadyne.
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The racor prefilter is important IMO. Clear plastic bottom to track any ingress of water from the fuel station before it wreaks to much havoc. And a good place to help drain it. The mighty priming pump of the racor is a godsend during mantainence as well. The O-rings are a necessary evil to have a sight glass available.

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Not sure about the Racors, but the Standadynes come with whatever options you like such as glass bowls, heaters, pumps.... Like I said the FM-100 mount bolts straight onto the stock location. There are no o-rings or seals to fiddle with. Filter elements change with no tools. I do not see much call for a pre filter unless you normally run across bad fuel and you are changing filters a lot. A spare fuel filter is something everyone should always carry.

Heads: http://www.thedieselstore.com/templa...0Filter%20Head
Filters, I use a 6" 2 micron one: http://www.thedieselstore.com/templa...FM100%20Filter
Optional parts: http://www.thedieselstore.com/templa...20Module%20Kit
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Old November 11th, 2011, 04:53 PM
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The Stanadynes can have clear bowls and priming pumps as well as I pointed out. All seals are integral with the replaceable elements so they change with the filters making maintenance very easy and foolproof.
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