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Water Separator / Fuel Filters

Many people are totally unaware of the problems that water in fuel can cause. Droplets of water in fuel are ideal carriers of dirt and rust through narrow pipes. One small drop of water may cause blockage of the fuel pump, cutting off the fuel supply. With diesel engines it is then very difficult to re-start the engine. Water may also be the cause of rust in the pump or in the injectors, resulting in blockage and expensive repairs. Fuel tanks in boats often contain some water, which seeps in when filling, or which is formed by condensation. Apart from this, a fuel tank in a boat often contains dirt, which is too much for the primary fuel filter of the engine to handle.