Perko Fuel Filter stock number

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Perko Fuel Filter stock number

Postby jralbert » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:07 pm

For those of you who have the old (but still very effective) Perko fuel filter with the ceramic cartridge, I attached the label giving you the part number when they eventually become harder to find.. (and now, having posted it for posterity, I can throw out the label)
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Re: Perko Fuel Filter stock number

Postby javalin390 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:19 pm

Thanks for the info, as I'm always on the look-out for the hard to find/obsolete parts. If your boat is equipt with these filters and you cannot locate a set, they are cleanable. Provided they haven't deteriorated to the point of needed to replace, that is. Mine is a 1975, and I pulled them out (probably the first time they had ever been out) and was lucky they were still fully intact, but...they were nearly plugged shut with rust, gunk & debris (the filter housing was 1/3 full of water !!). Honestly don't see how she ran. Not knowing where to look to even find them, and wondering if I would have to update them to a newer style filter. I went to my local parts store and bought a one gallon can of carb cleaner, the one gallon can that you can actually drop entire carb in to soak. I dropped both elements in there for a couple days, and they came out looking like new. NAPA sells the one gallon cans in its Mac's line, #6402, and Gunk Automotive products sells it too. Hope this helps.
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Re: Perko Fuel Filter stock number

Postby tundrarules » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:09 pm

Wonder if you could just spray the filters with carb cleaner to clean them out? I may try it this weekend.

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Re: Perko Fuel Filter stock number

Postby express28 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:09 pm

I have one of these filters that I no longer need. If interested email or PM me. I also have the original brass housing that came off of my 77 Express which is in good condition.

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Re: Perko Fuel Filter stock number

Postby seef158 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:27 pm

You can clean them with carb or brake clean, just spray from the inside out.
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