It may be official...

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It may be official...

Postby javalin390 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:56 pm

I have just spent an hour searching the web and do believe that every Chrysler fuel filter on planet Earth is GONE. (part#'s 3675330; 4142597; 2125747)
The last place that I had purchased a set, Ess-Kay Boat Yard in NY, is now sold out. So I guess it's now time to update to a more modern system. Some of my inquiry is to FastJeff, as I was reading some of his old posts on marineengine.com, where many concerns related to USCG compliance. One being the use of clear, see-thru filters, and that they are are "illegal", like the NAPA 18-7790... https://www.napaprolink.com/resultsmi.a ... archType=1 ... I'd really like to see how dirty they get. From what I read, even the Raycor clear bottom units, are a no-no. Any thoughts?
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Re: It may be official...

Postby jralbert » Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm

Thoughts on using non-approved units? Other than the fact that the explosion is likely to be spectacular, let's hope you are not pining to use one. You could cut apart a metal one when you replace it (or before) to see how dirty it has gotten. Are you saying the metal ones aren't available either? Since there are many Chrysler engines of that vintage running these days, it doesn't make sense for mfrs to have abandoned them
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Postby bcassedy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:27 pm

Jim,
For those unfamiliar with that type of filter, could you post a pic and description of where it's normally located?

And yeah, I'll admit... I'm not sure I know either... :oops:

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Re: It may be official...

Postby levelwind » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:20 am

Did you try Lakeland Auto and Marine in Port Clinton OH? I thought they have a modified version that works.
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Postby Tuggle » Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:28 pm

For the reason described above I converted mine over to simple-readily available spin on filters. Used Wix filters and mounts.
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Postby levelwind » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:39 pm

Truggle brings up a good point. As I too have the Chrysler filters near the carbs. My brother had a fuel line made to fit from the carb to the fuel pump and just uses a 10 micron water separator filter in his 32' M. I am due for a filter replacement but wonder if the Chrysler filter is needed. I use a Sierra 18-7946 which is 10 micron and the Chrysler is 30 micron. The filtration seems backwards to me. Lakeland Auto will make copper line from the carb to the fuel pump and Sirco in Erie used approved rubber fuel line with 90 degree end fittings for my brothers BigM . Sorry to high jack the thread but are these the best options? Thoughts?? And Jeff your thoughts are more than welcome.
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Postby Fastjeff » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:06 am

Seeing you asked....

Being a legendary cheapskate, I converted my fuel filter to metal can in-line types from NAPA. Doubled up miniature hose clamps on both sides to prevent a leak. They are a cinch to change (and low cost, of course!) Also, on a friend's big M, I saw one of the stock metal filters leak badly from a crack in the filter thanks tot the rigid installation.

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Postby javalin390 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:53 pm

Here is what the filter looks like... http://www.ess-kayyards.com/catalog/product1967.html
The fuel line threads in at each end, which I prefer. Not sure if mine is the way it was originally built, but the fuel lines are all solid except for the short rubber hoses (USCG approved of course) that go between the "chassis" and the inlet side of the mechanical fuel pump. Not too keen on the idea of splicing in an in-line fuel filter, with rubber hoses. Seems like just another point to leak. My system already has a set of the Perko 299 fuel/water separators back at the tanks, all with solid fuel lines. I have seen as well, like Jeff said, these filters crack because they are rigidly mounted (saw it happen on Coastie's old M) but it is supposed to be mounted to a support bracket on the intake manifold and if not properly mounted, will vibrate. If you google the Chrysler part number, then cross it to NAPA, Wix, Fram, etc...they all supersede to the type with clamped on rubber hose. I think I may have to bite the bullet and engineer in a set of spin on filters.
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Re: It may be official...

Postby liquidplummer » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:55 pm

Wholesale marine has them in stock @$34.99 each
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Postby Fastjeff » Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:20 am

Yikes!

You can buy a case of NAPA jobs for that. Well, at least three or so.

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