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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2010, 05:16:06 AM »

Tom, you probably have something like the PS120 type filter (http://www.parker.com/literature/Racor/14401_Rev_-_PS120_Series.pdf).  If so, there is a gasket and I doubt you will be able to run without it.  If this is not your filter, just shorten the link and look at other Parker/Racor filters.  These types of filters are generally self-priming, but the pump will pull air without the gasket when you need high fuel flow rates.  As you see from the picture, the bowl is a screw on.  My guess is that the person changing the filter did not get it on tight.

an added note, the o-ring was on there, but whenever i tried to tighten the bowl onto the filter, it would slip.  i didn't see anything stripped and tried 2 different wix filters with the same result.  i think they were just offsize from the original detroit filter since they really wouldn't tighten up completely.  Now i don't care since we took the bowl/filter out. Smiley

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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2010, 05:19:27 AM »

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