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Eric posted 01-13-2004 11:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for Eric   Send Email to Eric  
93 2.5 liter carbed.
I need to change this filter. When I look at the one that's there now, it's a white plastic inline filter about 3 inches long, and is fitted between the fuel pump and the carbs. The last service was at a Mercury dealer, so I assume that it's a factory part.

My question is whether I have to use the same filter, or can I purchase one of the glass type filters that Tempo makes. In the West marine catalog it looks like the same filter that I used back when my car had a four barrel carb; I think I might even still have some filter elements around for one of those. Tempo also has a clear plastic filter in the West catalog, and at $3.99, I like the price for that one.

I wouldn't mind using the Mercury filter, but I have a Boater's world, West, Boat US, and Marine Surplus all within 5 miles of the house.

Clark Roberts posted 01-14-2004 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Eric, suggest that you replace with OEM filter! Why take the chance that a different filter might clog or collapse. I would eliminate this filter altogether and install a water separating (canister type) filter between engine and fuel tank. Happy Whalin'... Clark... Spruce Creek Navy

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