No matter how carefully gasoline or diesel is handled, contamination in the form of dirt, sludge or water will always find its way into your fuel tank. With modern engines now injecting fuel at over 36,000 psi (2,500 bar) and injector tolerances measured in microns, even a small amount of dirt or water corrosion can cause damaged components, reduced engine efficiency, and in severe cases, complete injector break-down.
Racor Spin-on Series Fuel Filter Water Separators provide maximum protection of modern diesel and gasoline engines by effectively removing contaminants from fuel, such as water, silica, sand, dirt, and rust. The mounting head and filter body are protected with a durable electrostatically-applied powder coating for superior corrosion resistance. The unique spin-on filter design is easy to service and features a reusable clear plastic or metal contaminant collection bowl with a self-venting drain or metal plug.
An integral priming pump is available as an option for diesel filter models; but they are not recommended for gasoline models. The pump allows for easy priming and simplified service by eliminating messy filter pre-filling and engine hard starting. Diesel models are also available with optional fuel heaters to ensure performance in extremely cold environments.
All Spin-on Series Fuel Filter Water Separators utilize Racor’s high-efficiency Aquabloc® engineered media, which repels water and removes solid contaminants from fuel at 98% efficiency of their micron rating. To meet the unique requirements of customers’ engines, three different micron ratings are available for purchase, including:
30 micron (98%@30 micron) – Ideally suited as a pre-filter to protect downstream filters from excessive contamination. Extends the life of on-engine filters.
10 micron (98%@10 micron) - Captures more contaminants than 30 micron elements, and is more effective at stopping water. Extends the life of the entire fuel system.
“2” micron (98%@4 microns) – Provides maximum water removal and filtration and is capable of protecting all modern injection systems, while greatly extending the life of difficult-to-service on-engine filters.