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1 1/2" fuel filter base

Discussion in 'Lubrication' started by rdr, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. rdr

    rdr Active Member

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    I hope this is the right place to ask this ?. setting up a fuel truck need a filter set the ones we are using are now $450. us is there a cheaper one out there [we are using 2 mioncron filters in ours ] thanks ron
     
  2. kshansen

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    A little more info or maybe even a picture would help someone give you useful information.

    Like is the 1 1/2" the pipe thread size on the filter head?
    What does this filter supply fuel to?
    How many gallons per minute do you need to pump/filter.
    Maybe even a make and part number of the ones you are using now?
     
  3. Junkyard

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    2 micron on a fuel truck seems awful tight to me....on the engine as a secondary I can see it. 1-1/2" as in inlet and outlet?

    Good lord $450? How long they last?
     
  4. lantraxco

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    Don't know if it's legal, but in the past I used standard hydraulic filter heads and spin on filters, Zinga is good you can get 3 micron. I used to run two in series, the first was a 10 micron "Aqua-Zorb" to trap water and then a 3 micron synthetic media, both set to no bypass, the pumps we used would deadhead without a problem so when the filter clogged up fuel would just stop flowing. http://www.zinga.com/
     
  5. rdr

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    sorry 1 1/2 " pipe thread for fuel on mobil truck [ use cim-tek centurion ii filters on other pumps ] ron
     
  6. rdr

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  7. rdr

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    60 gpm 50psi
     
  8. lantraxco

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    The setup I mentioned, two hydraulic filter heads, two spin on filters, 80GPM at 200 psi max, you could get the pieces for about $150 plus shipping. Replacement filters run $35-$40 typically. Racor was always the gold standard on the tugs I worked if you have to have something mainstream though.
     
  9. rdr

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    thanks I will look in to the racor as it will be handle the psi and gpm and the price is good don't care about legal
     
  10. Junkyard

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    Lantraxco went where I was headed. Should work out well once you source the parts.
     
  11. rdr

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    junkyard there is a dealer in Tulsa next time I go to kencool sorry [wb ] to get ac supplys I will check them . as of late I just have them ship up to us thanks ron
     
  12. rdr

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    lantraxco thanks for the tip napa got me the parts all done for $ 87.00 base and filter