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This is one of the upgrades I had my dealer do over the winter.
Here is the (corroded) OEM aluminum Racor base.

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And here is the replacement stainless steel base.

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I'm still not sure why my dealer removed my drain-able Racor filter and replaced it with a Yamaha spin-on... but you can bet I'm going to ask. :?
 

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Megabyte":3lqwh88z said:
I'm still not sure why my dealer removed my drain-able Racor filter and replaced it with a Yamaha spin-on ... but you can bet I'm going to ask.

I heard that Yummie had released a new f/w separator element made to capture "crap" due to the fears of ethanol in the fuel. That's probably why the element is bigger too, so it isn't a restriction in the fuel delivery, as the micron rating is much lower.

I bet that'll be their answer ... but please ask to confirm! Then we need to have Racor do the same, but with the drainable bowl. Great :shock: with fuel approaching $3/gallon, we have to pay more just to have alcohol in the fuel ... and we can't even drink the alcohol ;) ...
 

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Yep, I got the same new baby blue filter from my YamTech with the same story....10 microns. (If they get much longer, we'll need another thru-hull! :shock: )
 

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Not sure about the 23's, but mine is down in the hatch that I use to access the bilge pumps.
I think the placement is a little different depending on the model.

Is it nescessary? I think so.
You never know what's lurking in those dockside fuel tanks now-days, so if nothing else, its a measure of protection. :wink:
 

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At least you can have an in-line filter. That is the one thing I dont like about the Opti--it cant have one. The engine requires a particular vaccum and in line filters foul it up. I am told I could get one but it may cause some stall issues when slow trolling. Not worth it consider I troll for stripers. I guess I will just be changing the one under the cowling much more frequently with the E10 gasoline.
 

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Is the stainless bolt pattern the same as the old one or did they drill new holes?
 

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Parker23":yis06pb4 said:
Is the stainless bolt pattern the same as the old one or did they drill new holes?

Far as I can see, it is the same.
 

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Mega, thanks think i will do this on mine this week.
 

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I would like to replace my oem water/sep filter on my 2000 Parker 1801. Would like to go with stainless, any idea where I might purchase?
 

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Would like to go with stainless, any idea where I might purchase?
On-line, dealers who sell Yam products are selling the just the SS base for $56.

FWIW you can buy the entire kit of SS base, f/w element, and see-thru bowl for < $69 from Surplus Unlimited, see here. That's like getting a new element for $13 :D ! Plus the spare darin bowl and O-Rings.
 

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I did mine when I took posession of my 1999 Parker.

I got mine at Fore and Aft Marine for $65. Bolt patterns were the same as the factory aluminum Quicksilver model.

Here are the before and after pics.

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Jim, The invoice from my shop receipt does not show a part number for the new blue filter, but I'll try to get one off the canister this weekend while I'm at the boat.
 
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