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Old 07-20-2017, 11:21 PM
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Bad fuel filter

So I'm getting the boat, 97 ps205, ready for the annual Lake Powell Trip. This is when I do all my annual maintenance. So yesterday I pull the old fuel filter off and replace it with a brand new one I bought last year as a spare (I actually bought 2 because I didn't know I already had one). So I installed the new one like I have done every year for the last 8 yrs. I almost just closed the engine cover and continued on. But then I remembered reading about the houseboat that just blew up in Powell a week or so ago. So I figure I had better check it for leaks (I always do this step, but for some unknown reason I was going to skip it this time). Well, it leaked at both fittings. I messed with it a while but couldn't get it to quit leaking, so I put my other new filter on. It also leaked. Now I was worried I had somehow ruined the fittings on the fuel line and wouldn't be able to get my boat together in time for our trip. So then I thought I would try putting the old filter back on, and like magic... no leak! So I think the new filters are garbage. They must have changed the manufacture process or something. All three filters are the same brand, Duralast, and exact same part number. I got them at autozone last summer. I plan to take back the new ones and buy WIX from now on.
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Old 07-22-2017, 01:42 AM
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Bought 2 Napa Gold fuel filters today. Put it on, and no problem. No leak!! Made in 'Merica!!!
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:12 AM
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always a napa gold or wix with new o-rings... not my fuel line..
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Old 07-22-2017, 03:05 PM
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just changed mine it hit 50 hours.. and now I have a 10 micron water/fuel filter pre-pump - these post pump filters are 4 micron.
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Old 07-22-2017, 05:25 PM
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Mine does not have any O-rings. I've changed it every year for the last 8 yrs, and it's never had an O-ring, and has never leaked until those bad AutoZone filters a couple days ago. On the up-side, AutoZone did refund my money a year later without a receipt, and no questions asked.

Here is a picture of my fittings, and the new filter. No leak, thank goodness!!!
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Old 07-22-2017, 06:27 PM
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Where did you get those fuel lines?

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Old 07-22-2017, 09:37 PM
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Where did you get those fuel lines?

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They were on the boat when I bought it 9 yrs ago.
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