Fuel Water Separator

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by zlenart1, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. zlenart1

    zlenart1 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have a 2014 20hp mercury 4 stroke and was wondering if I need to add a fuel water separator? I've seen some people use them and some people not, so I wasn't sure.
     
  2. gheenoelotide

    gheenoelotide I Love microskiff.com!

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    i would, cheap insurance
     

  3. tomahawk

    tomahawk Well-Known Member

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    Yep, do it, even if you run non ethanol and especially if you dont.
     
  4. mosquitolaGOON

    mosquitolaGOON Well-Known Member

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    Bumping this instead of making a new thread. I have a portable 3 gallon in the rear deck with a 20 Merc. Would it be in my favor to put the filter before or after the priming ball?
     
  5. SWFLrunner

    SWFLrunner Active Member

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    Before the ball.
    tank-separator/filter-line to the motor with the ball
     
  6. sjrobin

    sjrobin I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have a filter housing I will ship to you for $20. Compatible with standard size Sierra, Yamaha, etc. screw on filters/separators.
     

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