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east tx skier
10-11-2005, 12:12 PM
I'm going to make a run to pick up parts for my winterization/annual maintenance day, whenever that may be.

Can I pick up one of those spin-on fuel filters/water separators at an autoparts store, or is that something I'll have to order from skidim or the like?

MarkP
10-11-2005, 12:22 PM
Doug

I think you could go ahead and try NAPA part #3225 for the separator and NAPA part # 39413 for the fuel pump filter element..

Thats all I got..

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 12:38 PM
Thanks, Mark. I remember the "element" having a NAPA part number. I've got one down the street from my office. Sounds like a friendly visit to them is in my future. Much obliged.

lakes Rick
10-11-2005, 02:24 PM
Eastie, got my spin on water filter from Napa also. # 3225 for me too.

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 03:23 PM
Great. Thanks for the confirm, Rick.

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 04:40 PM
On the Napa website, neither of the PNs bring up the filters we're talking about (or filters at all for that matter).

MarkP
10-11-2005, 04:45 PM
That wouldnít surprise me a bit.. NAPA doesnít strike me as an awfully computer savvy place.. Maybe its an obscure part and thatís why its not listed.. My NAPA has those parts and it is miles away from water..

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 04:57 PM
That's what I figured. I'll pay them a visit.

AirJunky
10-11-2005, 05:00 PM
The Napagold 3225 you guys mention is the fuel separator, not a filter, and is typically used in diesel engines. The guy at the parts counter was surprised I was using it in a marine environment. I was unable to find the 3225 on their website but it was available at the counter the last couple times I've asked.

The NAPAgold 3481 (http://www.napaonline.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/NAPAonline/search_results_product_detail.d2w/report?prrfnbr=15548724&prmenbr=5806) is the fuel filter in my '94 TBI GM 350. The ford may use a different filter.

MarkP
10-11-2005, 05:13 PM
I see what you mean, (I just got back from NAPA online).

I got the # from the guy behind the counter on my last visit, (this past spring). I know he got the NAPA # from crossing over the GLM # that was 24940. Thatís no help on the NAPA website either, I just checked.. Now you have me curious. Let me know how your visit to NAPA goes..

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 06:13 PM
I will. I'm trying to consolodate my shopping. I may just buy the Sierra filter from my local inboard dealer. They only want $6 for it. Just wanted to see if the Napa version was less expensive.

Footin
10-11-2005, 06:17 PM
Doug, 6 bucks is not bad, I think the last time I bought a NAPA 3225 is was more than that.

MarkP
10-11-2005, 06:17 PM
HeII, 6 bucks is a good price. I would go with that one. But you still have to visit the NAPA boys so you can tell us all whats up???

AirJunky
10-11-2005, 06:25 PM
Don't skimp too much on your filters. The NapaGold series are made by Wix, one of the highest rated filter companies out there.
Here is an oil filter study (http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilterstudy.html) where Wix gets rated pretty well.

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 06:26 PM
Yeah, I paid too much for an impeller today though (no comment). I was there and they had what I needed. Plus, I'd rather give them my money. Plus, I've taken 100 fold the amount I overpaid for the impeller in free advice over the last couple of years.

All I've got left to buy is stabilizer, oil, oil filter, fuel filters, trailer taillight, spark plugs, plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor.

I will then put it all in a box and continue skiing just a little longer. :)

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 06:26 PM
Bill, Sierra is what I'm running now. I change them every year anyway. That's what DIM and Overtons sell.

Footin
10-11-2005, 06:27 PM
Last night I bought oil, oil filter, trans oil, stabil and fogging oil......very depressing.

east tx skier
10-11-2005, 06:47 PM
Yeah, I still get excited about a little time spent between boy and boat. The new of my being a DIYer hasn't worn off yet.

lakes Rick
10-11-2005, 07:43 PM
The Napagold 3225 you guys mention is the fuel separator, not a filter, and is typically used in diesel engines. The guy at the parts counter was surprised I was using it in a marine environment. I was unable to find the 3225 on their website but it was available at the counter the last couple times I've asked.

The NAPAgold 3481 (http://www.napaonline.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/NAPAonline/search_results_product_detail.d2w/report?prrfnbr=15548724&prmenbr=5806) is the fuel filter in my '94 TBI GM 350. The ford may use a different filter.

Yes, you are correct.. Eastie asked about the "spin' on which in my boat is the water/fuel seperator.. I also have the 3481 filter after my 3225.. And YES the 3225 is kinda spendy. I think around $25....

MarkP
10-11-2005, 08:56 PM
Rick, I donít remember it being that expensive. I thought it was likehttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/deal.gif 8/9 bucks.

Did you say something mean to your NAPA guy or something?http://deephousepage.com/smilies/conf40.gif?

east tx skier
10-12-2005, 12:24 PM
Well, I found myself at ABC Auto Parts Yesterday. Cross Referenced the 3225 Napa number and got a WIX filter. Looks to be the right one. I'll add that part number when I remember to get the stuff out of my trunk.

I went two places yesterday and couldn't find a set of 8 autolite 764s. What's this world coming to? I'll just wait until mid-off-season though. No need to change the plugs now. Plus, I'm swapping the dist. cap, rotor, and wires in the spring.

Footin
10-12-2005, 12:38 PM
How often do you guys change the fuel filters? I put on 40 to 50 hours per year and change both fuel filters every other year.

east tx skier
10-12-2005, 12:44 PM
Starting last season. Once per year. The canister element will be changed next fall as it was a mid-season change this year.

Clean fuel. Clean oil. New impeller. Hot spark. How can you go wrong.

lakes Rick
10-12-2005, 06:48 PM
Rick, I donít remember it being that expensive. I thought it was likehttp://deephousepage.com/smilies/deal.gif 8/9 bucks.

Did you say something mean to your NAPA guy or something?http://deephousepage.com/smilies/conf40.gif?



Yeah, I told him he must have a Mastercraft as he is an A$$hole.....

east tx skier
10-12-2005, 06:49 PM
Spent about $9 on mine yesterday. Next time, I'll just buy the Sierra.

MarkP
10-12-2005, 07:11 PM
Yeah, I told him he must have a Mastercraft as he is an A$$hole.....I KNEW IT..http://deephousepage.com/smilies/rofl5.gif

AirJunky
10-13-2005, 12:15 PM
I sent Indmar an email asking about oil filters & ECM updates & this was the response I just recieved:

Indmar installs Pennzoil PZ-3 oil filters on new engines.

If your engine runs fine & no problems, then no ECM recalibrating is necessary. Indmar only provided ECM recalibrations for known
runnability issues and not for performance enhancements (ie. Increased power etc.).

Regards,

James Stewart
Service Administrator
Indmar Products Inc.

east tx skier
10-13-2005, 12:19 PM
In my limited experience, the word Pennzoil will appear in all current Indmar recommendations where applicable. :)

alp
04-27-2007, 10:53 AM
I'll be doing a couple of updates and a tune up this weekend. New carb 4160, Acme 541, cap, rotor, wires, plugs and fuel filters.

How can I prevent fuel from spilling when changing the filters - fuel pump element and sierra spin on? Is this even an issue?

Do the carb bolts require a specific tightening #? Anything to be aware of with the carb and gasket?

Appreciate the tips.