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Ray
Ray

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 4:53pm

Post Subject: Diesel Heater filter

Hi Tony, Thanks for the recent info. re:22mm pipe for central heater, it was much appreciated. Since then I have decided to replace the old MX40 for new Makuni Hydro 5. This was dleivered with a plastic inline fuel filter. I know this isn't acceptable for narrowboat use. Makuni couldn't offer a metal/glass alternative. Do you know if a suitable filter is available? I feel that a filtered supply must be better for the heater. My Regards, Ray

Tony-B
Tony-B

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:14pm

Post Subject: Diesel Heater filter

You can have plastic filter bowls providing it complies with the following BSS requirements. 2.12.2 Are all fuel filters inside engine spaces fire resistant? Check all fuel filters(including drain plugs) located inside engine spaces are marked or recognised as fire resistant. If not marked or recognised as being suitably fire resistant, verify this by examining any presented declaration from the manufacturer or supplier. Fuel filters(including drain plugs) located inside engine spaces must have intrinsic fire resistance of at least 2.5 minutes at 600˚C. NOTE – all‐metal fuel filters are accepted as being sufficiently fire resistant. NOTE – fuel filters marked with ISO 10088 are acceptable. So first of all see if the filter bowl is so marked and if not see if your supplier will provide you with a document stating that it complies with the BSS requirement. If it does not then see if it can be located "outside the engine space". I suspect the Mikuni filter may well comply but you might have to do a bit of arm twisting to documentary proof. If it really is not suitable then talk to any diesel equipment specialist that are in most major towns. Otherwise look an the ASAP Supplies website. They list two or three that would be suitable. I expect the major chandlers stock them as well.

Ray
Ray

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:46pm

Post Subject: Diesel Heater filter

As a follow up the my question and Tony's answer, I found a very good glass and metal filter called "Pro-Fuel" fuel line filter. It has a glass body about 1" dia and 1 1/8" long, the chromed fittings at each end made the overall length 3". Google the name and you'll find suppliers and pictures

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