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  1. #1
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    Default New racor 500fg - starving engine of fuel

    Hello all,

    I recently fitted 2 new 500fg racors in place of my existing separs. The filter on the starboard engine seems to be starving the engine of fuel.The other installation is fine.

    I have checked all the lines back to the tank and they are clear. Engine runs fine off the port tank/filter and runs fine off the starboard tank with the filter bypassed and also runs fine with the original separ back in place.

    Any ideas on what might cause this?

    D.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: New racor 500fg - starving engine of fuel

    Are the “ IN “ and “ OUT “ connected the right way round ?
    Fuel will only flow through in 1 direction .

  3. #3
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    Default Re: New racor 500fg - starving engine of fuel

    A stuck ball or lid not sealing properly as well as Porto’s good suggestion

  4. #4
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    Default Re: New racor 500fg - starving engine of fuel

    Quote Originally Posted by Portofino View Post
    Are the “ IN “ and “ OUT “ connected the right way round ?
    Fuel will only flow through in 1 direction .
    Ha!

    Of course they aren't! I am amazed by my own stupidity sometimes.

    I'm off to the naughty step to think about what I have done...

    Cheers gents.

    D.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: New racor 500fg - starving engine of fuel

    Quote Originally Posted by bowler View Post
    Ha!

    Of course they aren't! I am amazed by my own stupidity sometimes.

    I'm off to the naughty step to think about what I have done...

    Cheers gents.

    D.
    Haha, nice one fessing up though and nice one Porto. Glad it's a simple fix.

  6. #6
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    Default Re: New racor 500fg - starving engine of fuel

    Don't feel bad as we all make silly mistakes sometimes, the important thing is to learn from it.
    I am old and wise because i was young and stupid.

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