filter system to catch //stop water

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Need some advice people will be having a long range tank fitted to my 76 series next month and also want to fit a pre filter any advice please as to what one and why
Thanks to all Terry
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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 00:31

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 00:31
The why is because our vehicle is a common rail diesel (79 series V8D) and therefore very susceptible to issues caused by dirty fuel.

I have installed the terrain tamer "fuel Manager" system with the in cab alarm. Recommended to me by my mechanic. Reasonable price, easy to maintain and does its job. Install Pre the factory filter, not post.

Terrain Tamer Fuel Manager

I think that The Landy has installed one into his new 79 of recent times.

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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 08:12

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 08:12
This one was my choice also for my 70 series.
Whatever brand you end up with I think an integral part of the system is a warning buzzer in the cab, if you are not alerted to the issue of contaminated fuel you cannot deal with it
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 17:31

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 17:31
Yes Mick, have one fitted at your suggestion and replaced both the Fuel Tamer and OEM on the most recent trip!
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Reply By: Michael A (VIC) - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 06:44

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 06:44
Here is another brand . It does the same job, prefiltering the fuel. One of the more popular items my mechanic fits to late model diesels. http://www.donaldson4wd.com.au/files/9913/9114/4541/13EPP001_P903316_3_Micron_Diesel_Fuel_Kit.pdf
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Reply By: 489 - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 07:48

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 07:48
I have installed a "Water Watch" system in my crd hilux. The unit has audible buzzer and light should water be detected. The unit cost me about $595 plus fitting. Good investment I think. There are many other units out there but this unit was my choise after doing some research and talking to people. - garry
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 21:51

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 21:51
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The Water Watch does detect water but doesn't stop the emulsified, dissolved water from going through the system. Any buzzer or light indication requires immediate action and even then "the dissolved in fuel" water will have passed the WW.
A dewatering filter is a good inclusion.
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Reply By: bluefella - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 09:23

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 09:23
X2 for the waterwatch, in my opinion the OEM filter does the job of catching particles, the waterwatch pre OEM filter is the first line of defence against water without restricting fuel flow.
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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 09:56

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 09:56
X3 for the waterwatch
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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:21

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:21
Stanadyne (FM100) or Water Watch. Both good units. But make sure the hoses are 12.7mm dia and not 10mm or you may have supply problems. Also if the filter is too fine it could impede the flow. I used 30 micron FM100 as pre-filter.

Interestingly, I changed the filter last weekend after about 10K and there was not a skerrick of water in the glass bowl. Either it doesn't work ;o), or the fuel I've been using is good quality.
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Reply By: Member - Terry. G (TAS) - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 18:24

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 18:24
Thank you all gentleman for your comments and views ,now the hard part will be deciding just which way to go its obvious by the percentage here that the water watch has a fair following so thank you all I will inform you later as to which way I go also thanks for the advice on an audible alarm in the vehicle very obvious when pointed out to you thanks again all
Terry Glover
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 22:02

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 22:02
If concerned about flow rate and hose sizes, you can fit two dewatering and filtering units plumbed in parallel so they have twice the flow rate and half the restriction and also twice the water catching ability and twice the filter area.
They may be more effective because the flow rate through each is also half.
Two Donaldson P 902976 low flow filter kits is and example. They will cost around $300 for both.
The large contaminant catch ability and water bowl x 2 would be an advantage for some travelling remotely and would therefore provide the maximum of what is required from a pre filter.
A water sensor can be added to these if required.
This is only one possible solution there are many combinations.

To be reasonably effective as a pre, it has to be around 11 micron or less so loading of the OE filter is reduced. The old 30micron isn't really fine for a CRD engine system and OE are typically around 5 microns.
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Reply By: Mark K11 - Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 13:05

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 13:05
Filters are very essential in every home today in order to get healthy water. The osmosis process is used in filters for removing all unwanted material. It symbolizes osmosis water and hence it seems to be best. The Alkaline Reverse Osmosis System will help you lot in filtering water and in purifying it.
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