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    Awhile back I bought a couple Racor units from a guy on the site who had upgraded to the 500's from the stock units on our 32 footers. My 1990 Racors have a plastic housing; the ones I bought, showing 1987, are metal. Anyone know why my plastic-housed Racors have a ground wire attached at the top (into the plastic) but there is no such attachment on the metal ones? I drilled a hole and attached the wires to the metal units for the heck of it. The filter units are mounted on a sheet of plywood, so again, I don't understand the need for a ground wire.
    "Safe Boating is No Accident"
    Everett Sail and Power Squadron

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    You cannot use the plastic fuel bowls in an inboard application for gas engines, not sure about diesel. Some Racors for diesel can have a wire for water detection.
    Pat says: DO-IT-RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!

    Bayliner 3870 "ALASKA33)
    Twin 350 GM power
    Located in Seward, AK
    Retired marine surveyor

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      #3
      Yeah, illegal for gassers because the bowl can melt and then you have raw gas all over. Not a problem on a diesel. The wire in question is attached at the top of the unit, not at the bottom. And again, it's a ground.
      "Safe Boating is No Accident"
      Everett Sail and Power Squadron

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        #4
        Problem solved; the old units were not plastic. They are aluminum, painted a funky color that made them look and feel like plastic.

        Frank
        "Safe Boating is No Accident"
        Everett Sail and Power Squadron

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