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post #1 of 23 Old 09-21-2010, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Installing the Raccor Fuel Filter/Separator

I got the raycor 320r-rac-o1 Marine Filter/Separator in the mail w/ the Ford tranny kit xc3z-7b155-e since it has all the parts i need except the fuel hoses. Which ill get tomorrow before i intall. To be installed inline before the fuel pump on the fuel rail. It looks small in the picture but it is big.
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Had to fabricate a bracket for the Outboard Marine Racor Fuel/Water Sep. Filter for my 7.3

Installed without a hitch and its working swell... I put it pre the fuel pump on the rail. Im very happy with the results
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I'm about to install a similar filter on my 02'.

The question I'm pondering, is how to best reprime the filter when it gets changed? Will cycling the OEM fuel pump do it alone?

I see Racor offers several models with built in pumps. One line, the 400R series, offers a manual pump.

I really want to extend the life of my injectors, and I think retrofitting a Racor filter/separator with a 2 micron element is the best route.
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put the racor pre the fuel pump down the rail. add fuel to the filter as much as you can. Then screw it on and turn on the ignition withoutstarting the vehicle for about 20 secs. then shut off. Do it about 3'x then start and u should be good to go.

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Thanx, that sounds simple enough. Off to ebay I go to make a purchase.

One more question.... Where does that extra air go? Say there's a few cubic inches on air in the filter that I just couldn't get out by pre-filling the cartridge. Eventually that air makes it to the OEM filter/separator bowl, but where does it go from there? Is it routed back to the tank?
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Thanx, that sounds simple enough. Off to ebay I go to make a purchase.

One more question.... Where does that extra air go? Say there's a few cubic inches on air in the filter that I just couldn't get out by pre-filling the cartridge. Eventually that air makes it to the OEM filter/separator bowl, but where does it go from there? Is it routed back to the tank?
The extra air gets pushed out to the fuel bowl then out the injectors. if u do it this way as shown there wont be any air pockets left in the fuel system. The Racor really keeps the fuel filter under the hood clean as a whistle. My Ford Mech told me in all my years, that i have the cleanest fuel bowl hes ever seen on a 7.3

U can thank the Racor for that

Its one of the best preventative main mods ive done. Very happy with the product and the results...

U will most likely have to custom make a bracket. But worth it imo

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Looks good. Where did you get the racor?

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Amazon.com: RACOR 320R-RAC-01 MARINE FUEL FILTER WATER SEPARATOR: Automotive: Reviews, Prices & more Amazon.com: RACOR 320R-RAC-01 MARINE FUEL FILTER WATER SEPARATOR: Automotive: Reviews, Prices & more

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JW Valve Body
Parker/Racor Bypass Filter 3-micron
Parker Marine Outboard Fuel Filter Water Separator
V Code & B Code Leaf Spring upgrade
Dual Bilstein Custom valved Front Shocks - Rear singles
4" ICON Front Shackle w/ Rear Blocks
ICON Front Pan Handle Bar
PHP CHIP-80 DD, 120 Racer, 120 Smoke, Whisper, 1200 High Idle
CCV Mod
Tymar Intake
Wicked Wheel
A self modified Riff Raff FRX w/ 900 PSI inner titanumum hose and SS outer braid. Temp rated 500 degree
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Install Racor filter

Instead of using the tranny kit, could i just use two barbed fittings with hose clamps? Is there anything special in the tranny kit.

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Racor Filter Adapter

Hey 2000REX I agree with you, I don't see why you can't just go buy two 1/4" NPTF fittings and use thoses. Instead of buying the filter from FORD.
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