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Old 03-15-2009
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I noticed the vacuum gauge on the Racor was into the red when I was driving around 60-65. It ran fine, but I took the hint and replaced the filter. The old one was a nice redish brown color, which I suspect is from rust in the tank? It really didn't look clogged, but with the new one installed the gauge stays out of the red.

I also realized that the location of the Racor created a siphon from the tank, so when I took out the old one, the canister filled and began to overflow. I quickly inserted the new one and replaced the cover.
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I also realized that the location of the Racor created a siphon from the tank, so when I took out the old one, the canister filled and began to overflow. I quickly inserted the new one and replaced the cover.
Maybe there was lots of diesel in the tank. I have also experienced this siphon, always have the replacement ready......
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I think you are correct Bill. Head pressure created by lots of fuel in the tank. That is good because you don't have to prime the thing to start it. Afterthought info. My Webasto will not work without this head pressure so if the tank gets below 1/4 tank it is time to fill it up.
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You are both correct, I had just topped off the tank.
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Gardner,

I once had about $800/$900 of fuel in the tank & just like the stock market, it is now only worth about $400+
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Bill,
Yea, I played in the 'oil futures' game as well. I just figure leaving the tank empty invites a higher financial risk than leaving it full.
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Yea, I played in the 'oil futures' game as well. I just figure leaving the tank empty invites a higher financial risk than leaving it full.
You all are absolutely correct. I paid $3.38 a gallon and stored the full tank coach. Now Diesel sells for $2.25. A $226 dollar difference. What will Diesel be next month and then in May??
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Jurgen,
Clearly, if I buy it now, the price will drop. If I wait, the price will go up. I use the same method when buying stock
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