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davej14 posted 04-10-2006 08:30 PM ET (US)   Profile for davej14   Send Email to davej14  
I'm going to be changing the fuel water separator this season. It is located in the bilge area at the stern of the boat. When changing this out, how much gas should I expect to spill? Are there special precautions to take since this is in an enclosed space? I don't want to turn my boat into a cinder in the process.
bsmotril posted 04-11-2006 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
You don't spill much if any if the filter is mounted vertically. What I do is put a zip loc freezer back over the filter after first loosening it with a strap wrench. Then unscrew it by hand using the baggie as a glove. That will catch any spills. The filter is heavier than it looks, to be ready when it lets loose from the last thread of the mount and drops. BillS
davej14 posted 04-11-2006 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
Do you pre-fill the new filter like with an oil filter? How long do you think it is necessary to wait for the fumes to dissipate?

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