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Installing CAT fuel water separtor


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Old 06-23-2010, 03:57:17 PM
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Default Installing CAT fuel water separtor

I bought a CAT branded fuel water separator off ebay, that I plan to install between my 55 gallon fuel drum and my generator. I just have one problem, I don't know which fitting goes where there are no markings on the base ( have never dealt with this style separator). The filter is new, and came with 2 plugs and 2 hose barb adapters. the spin on filter has a number of 308-7298, which seems to be a 10 micron filter based on the little online information I can find. The filter base has a large black priming button and 4 threaded O-ring fittings (2 on the left and 2 on the right) front to back there is a lower set at the front and a higher set at the back. Looking through from the side I can see straight through the upper pair with no obstruction, and can see through the lower pair with about a 50% obstruction.

My guess is the lower holes are inlet and upper are outlets and it can be fed from either the left or right side (same for outlet side).

Does this sound right to everyone?
(the priming button seems to generator pressure when I plug the upper holes with my fingers)

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Ike
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Default Re: Installing CAT fuel water separtor

i have the same filter and was just as confused about inlets and outlets when i got it. look at it very close away from the outlets alittle and you'll find the arrows. good luck
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Default Re: Installing CAT fuel water separtor

thanks, I found the arrows just after posting my message, they do look like just another casting mark unless you look closely at the ends.

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