Supercheap Ryco Fuel Filter

Submitted: Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:11
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Two questions, if I may.
I have an old Mack truck that already has two fuel filters. An old purolator (scraper) and an element filter. As this truck does not get driven much and the tanks are quite big (85USG ea), the fuel tanks collect water through condensation.
I would like to fit a water separator prior to my two filters and I note that Supercheap has a Ryco, on special, for $59.99 I believe Fleetguard has big ones for trucks for about $400. Big difference.
Second question about Thermosteel. Again, my truck has a cast iron outlet from the turbocharger which I want to join onto normal exhaust pipe.
I'm aware that these two cannot be welded together, so I intend to join them by a clamp and use something like Thermosteel to make the joint leakproof.
Comments and thoughts appreciated.
Thanks. Rod.
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Reply By: martz8 - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:21

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:21
Do you have the number off the old filter? If so you should be able to cross the filter Number over to a Fleetguard Number. Fleetguard do a fuel water seperator but I wouldn't think they were $400.00.
Not too sure on the exhaust question but I will ask around.

Hope this helps

Marty
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Follow Up By: hey_charger - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:51

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:51
Hi Marty, I will keep my two original filters. I just want to stop the water before it gets to them.
The one Supercheap is selling is a Ryco R2132UA.
Thanks. Rod.
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Follow Up By: martz8 - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:25

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:25
Fleetguard do a FS1000 which we sell for 23.80 incl gst & the filter head is about the $60.00 mark.
Here is some info on the filter

Part: FS1000
Manufacturer: FLEETGUARD
Part Type: Fuel/Water Sep Spin-On

Largest OD: 93.22 mm (3.67 in)
Largest OD: 93.22 mm (3.67 in)
Overall Height: 249.07 mm (9.806 in)
Overall Height: 249.07 mm (9.806 in)
Standpipe: YES
Standpipe: YES
Thread Size: 1-14 UNS-2B
Thread Size: 1-14 UNS-2B

Additional Information:
CUMMINS 3329289 TEREX 15271319
Uses service part
255622S Thread Seal Gasket
Upgrade of
FS1212
Is a longer version of
FS1001
For Marine applications, use
FS1009
Filter used with
142784S
3914857S Filter head for ISC engine
3930618S
Product Comment
Required on all Cummins Select and Quantum 19L Engines (Stratapore)




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Follow Up By: hey_charger - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:13

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:13
Marty. Do these have a glass part down the bottom that can be drained?
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Follow Up By: traveller2 - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:42

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:42
Scoot down to or order online or via post from Whitworths marine supplies, they have the 296 CAV fuel filter setup with a glass bowl on the bottom for $60 last time I was there.
The elemnts are available just about anywhere and cost less than $5 as a rule.
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Follow Up By: martz8 - Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 13:11

Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 13:11
Hey_charger,
No they don't have a glass bowl at the bottom but they do have a drain tap which can be drained.

Marty
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Follow Up By: hey_charger - Monday, Feb 26, 2007 at 09:30

Monday, Feb 26, 2007 at 09:30
Hi Marty. Where can I get this FS1000 plus head. Thanks. Rod.
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Follow Up By: martz8 - Monday, Feb 26, 2007 at 20:22

Monday, Feb 26, 2007 at 20:22
Rod, Where are you situated? I'm in Melbourne but depending on where you are I can get one too you.

Marty.
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Follow Up By: hey_charger - Wednesday, Feb 28, 2007 at 11:01

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2007 at 11:01
Hi Marty, If you get a chance, would you email me at rodlovell@bigmacktrucks.com
Thanks. Rod.
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Reply By: Member - Wayne N (QLD) - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:30

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 11:30
Rod, you need to be careful with exhaust. There needs to be a degree of flexiblity as turbo, mounted solidly to engine moves with engine, and exhaust mounted to chassis or cab, moves with the cab. Also parts around turbos get very hot, and expansion of ill fitted or mounted parts in system can cause breakage due to expansion. Find an exhaust expert to get some advice.

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Follow Up By: hey_charger - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:12

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 12:12
Thanks Wayne. This old girl (oops, that's probably politically incorrect) has numerous "slip-joints" that allow a lot of movement. From the manifold to the next chassis attach point is probably about 8-9ft with two slip joints in between.
Also, because the cab gets so hot, I'm thinking of trying some exhaust wrap. I've already used a lot of "hoodliner" heat/sound insulation.
Thanks, Rod.
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Reply By: kiwicol - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 16:55

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 16:55
use a flexi hose to join both and there are clamps that are designed exactly for that purpose can be sourced from any trucking spare parts place have driven many old macks with the same modification, watch with the filter that it has the correct flow rate for the truck. Col
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Follow Up By: hey_charger - Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 02:03

Sunday, Feb 25, 2007 at 02:03
Remember Col, Real Trucks Have Two Sticks!!!!! Rod.
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Reply By: hoyks - Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 21:28

Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 21:28
One thing about the smaller cheaper fuel filters/water separators;
They might be fine for applications like small diesels or boat engines, but with a truck, the flow volume through the filter may provide turbulence that will stir up the water or not let it separate out.
The other thing is that the filter may not actually let enough fuel through and the engine will starve.
This is considering that some trucks will get about 20L/10 km when working hard.

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Reply By: Ron173 - Monday, Feb 26, 2007 at 10:52

Monday, Feb 26, 2007 at 10:52
Not sure about flows on a truck, but I have the ryco filter you are referring to on my boat, it has a clear drainable section at bottom, works great, and replacement filters are $8. The evinrude ones are about $50.

Works well for me.

Ron
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