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Old 09-20-2004, 10:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First post so.......here it goes.


By search in the archives, I found some answers but I'm confused about some things.


I own a 95 turbo diesel and lift pumps problems have always been THE number one problem.After much reading, I've decided to order a Racor 445 filter to eliminate the lift pump problem (each one lasted about 25000 km).


Before the purchase, there are some unanswered questions;


-Is the 445 suitable for a stock 6.5td ?


-Does the Racor 445 have an integrated pump (can I kiss the lift pump goodbye) ?


-Should I go with the 2, 10 or 30 microns filter ?


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Old 09-20-2004, 10:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 445 has a hand priming pump which is not needed. We use 645 on the 6.5TD and I have installed them before the lift pump with good success. You would use a 2 or 10 micron element. I have one going out tomorrow to a customer with a 10 micron on it. By putting the filter before the lift pump you will extend the life of the pump. My last pump last about 75K miles.





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Old 09-21-2004, 09:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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whats the price on one of those outfits?
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Depends on what you want on it. Without heater is $115, with heater $155, with water sensor $155 and with water sensor and heater$210.





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Old 09-21-2004, 10:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Add another $32 or so for the vac switch which in IMO is needed to let you know when the filter needs changing.
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ok let me ask the stupid question where can you get them at and so more info


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I have just order a Racor w/heater to put on the line before the lift. Where can you get a vacum switch to place on the line between the lift and the Racor? Who makes them?
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Several vendors out there can get the switch (Racor pn RK20163) set for 7" Hg, do a google search for Racor for vendors, I think Greg at www.lubespecialist.com sells Racor products, also I think John www.kennedydiesel.com and Bill Heath. I got mine at go2marine they had a clearance special that could not be beat last year, make sure when you order from non TDPL advertisers that the filter you need is for a DIESEL and not a GAS engine, both use same filt body but different elements. Switch seen on outlet of filter is where I'll hook up one leg of a 12v LED to alert me when I need to change filter.


More info on Racor filts here http://www.parker.com/racor/pdf/Section01.pdfEdited by: Turbine Doc

Does it work ? Yup see here https://www.dieselplace.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23716
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Thanks! I did not realize Racor sold them. I will have to try to locate one.


Question: How do they work ... do they send an electric signal when triggered or are they a visual guage on the line or filter?
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I'll eventually rig mine to a red 12v LED I mounted in my gage pod; upon filt block at 7"Hg it closes switch and lites the lite, I guess you could rig it to a buzzer if you want,.


Any 12v source of power that comes on with the ign switch will do; you are just using the vac switch to break the juice to the LED unless filt gets blocked then the LED comes on.


1 leg of LED to pwr, and 2nd leg to switch which will carry gnd to frame upon switch close, check with meter body of switch to truck frame for continuity, if you use teflon tape or pipe dope you may have to put a dedicated gnd to the switch body for the circuit to work correctly.


Racor also sells a vac gage kit, go to the acessories section in the PDF file link all available accesories are there pages 80-85 IIRC.Edited by: Turbine Doc

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