[Public-list] Fuel filter

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at alberg30.org
Mon Nov 22 12:47:14 PST 2004


I have a Racor filter on Calypso.  It separates water as well as filtering
to 2 microns.

You'll also find a fuel bowl and filter screen on the engine down at the
fuel pump.  If you don't have a separate filter, you may find that this
contains mostly water.  Check that first.

Another thing to consider is that your coil could be failing when it
gets hot.  This is not an uncommon failure mode, and often they will
work fine when they cool back down.

 - George

On Mon, Nov 22, 2004 at 03:22:10PM -0500, Bill Ydel wrote:
> A question for those of you who still have a atomic 4. What type of fuel
> filter do you have installed. I think that I have a fuel problem, not enough
> usage of the boat. I was sailing on Saturday and on the trip back to the
> Marina (motoring about 1 Mile) the engine started to run very rough, it got
> worse and worse and finally quit at the entrance to the marina. Started
> right back up und felt like it was running on 1 cylinder and then quit
> again. I was able to start it often enough that I was able to drift in to my
> slip.
> Went back to the boat on Sunday, started the engine and it ran great. Does
> that not sound like a fuel filter problem.
> Any advice would be appreciated, as you can tell I am NOT a mechanic.
> Bill Ydel
> SallyB #441


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