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Old 02-21-2008
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Default Racor filter/water separator

My fuel drain on the sight bowl will not drain. I need to remove the bowl and see what it up. Does anyone know the series number of the unit and/or the part number of the gasket that seals the bowl onto the bottom of the unit. It has four bolts. I cannot find anything in the archives and I do not have any info in my files. Thanks.
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Leroy,

Our 88 FC has the Racor Model 900, If you have the same there are three seal gaskets, all the same as the top " T " handle gasket.
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Hi Leroy,

Sounds like the ULSD gave your tanks a good cleaning and clogged up the bowl. Try removing and clean it with WD-40 or mineral spirits. Don't use anything harsh- it will discolor the bowl. The gasket between the bowl and housing is the same as the T-handle gasket. You should also spin off the centrifuge assembly and clean the innards with some WD-40. Good Luck! Your unit probably has a 900FG or 1000FH model Racor.
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Thanks Bill and Shane.
I have some black crud in the site bowl. Not a lot but enough that I don't like it. I cannot see a Model number on the housing but according to my owners manual it uses a 2020SM filter. Hopefully I can get the parts at NAPA.
It's hard to find anything in the GA woods except deer and bobcats.
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The Racor 2020SM is a 2 micron filter used in the Racor model 1000.

I have a Racor model 1000FG in my coach and it would make sense that you'd have a similar unit since this is a Blue Bird installed filter (even though I have a different engine). My coach has the 2020TM (10 micron) filter element in it. Makes me wonder if one of us has the wrong element?
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Hi Leroy, Hey I have some of that info from my 90SP. (if its the same as yours)?? All my info is over at my shop. When I get to it Ill send you what I have. Should be over there tomorrow. When I was working on mine I got what i needed at NAPA. Tom
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Oops... meant to add, I bought my filters online. eBay currently has listings at 11.50 each or a case of 12 for $105. I don't live in the GA woods ... but sometimes living in a major metro area is worse than living in the woods for heavy equipment kinds of things.
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2040SM 2 micron Brown, NAPA # 3799
2040TM 10 micron Blue, NAPA # 3209
2040PM 30 micron Red, NAPA # 3797

We use the 10 micron Racor and the Cat 2 micron filter on the 3208.
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Hi Bill. That looks familiar. Good info. Tom

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2040SM 2 micron Brown, NAPA # 3799
2040TM 10 micron Blue, NAPA # 3209
2040PM 30 micron Red, NAPA # 3797

We use the 10 micron Racor and the Cat 2 micron filter on the 3208.
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Thank ya'll. If the weather is good tomorrow I will have a look at it. Pete, the only thing my owners manual says is 2020SM, see Racor manual and I do not have one.
Tom, I will get down to say hello in the near future.
Bill, thanks for the part numbers.
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