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    Can some one tell me the difference in the racor separator and the spin on oil filter type. Is it worth the large price difference? Thanks..

  • #2
    Yep. It let's you drain off any water that was in the fuel tank and now collected in the bottom of the filter.

    I'd suggest this one. It has a stainless mount, unstead of alum. The alum one's alway's seem to loose their paint or powdercoating after about 2yrs and look like crap.

    https://www.surplusunlimited.com/Mer...egory_Code=625

    Quantity in Basket: none

    Code: 3516

    Price:$68.95


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    • #3
      Thanks...Thats a good website too.[]

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      • #4
        filter pictured is for outboard only applications-we never want to drain gas into the bilge...right????

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        • #5
          Nope.[:0]
          ..........

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          • #6
            My application is for a 225 Outboard.

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            • #7
              Bobby, Can that base be purchased alone (without the filter)? I have plenty of spare filters. []
              Capt Kevin ~~~><((((*>[br][br] 2520 MVSC \"Chesapeake Edition\"[br]Annapolis, Maryland[br]http://ClassicParker.com/

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              • #8
                no you don't have to buy the whole set-up you can purchase the racor filter to fit the style head you have the one that is different is the omc style#32014 the other more popular style is the 32013.the one base is metal and the other base is plastic-plastic is for outboard boats and the metal bowl is for stern drives{yuck} or in boards.if you have an omc style spin on filter or a merc/yamana spin on than you use the mentioned filters.one word of caution:don't over tighten and lubricate the o-rings with clean grease-this will allow an easy removal.another good idea is to date them with a magic marker.

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                • #9
                  forgot:if you're changing to the racor filters from the regular spin on filters the first time you have to purchase that bowl-and again the plastic bowls are for outboards and the metal bowls are for stern drives and inboards.when it's time to change the filter the base is reused!!

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                  • #10
                    I went with the screw on type since mine is mounted inside and the see-through part didn't seem worth the extra money since you can't see or get to it.

                    One good tip is to use a sharpie and write the date you install the filter. That way you know how hold it is and exactly when it needs to be replaced.
                    1978 Mako 25 - Blind Hog
                    1985 Mako 20c - sold
                    Fort Walton Beach, FL
                    http://www.classicmako.com/forum/top...TOPIC_ID=42841

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