Mailport July 2012 Issue

Mailport: July 2012


I have a Racor fuel/water separator Model S3240 mounted on my RIB dinghy. The problem is that the bowl sticks to the filter. I tried coating the filter threads with grease, TefGel, and silicone, and nothing seemed to prevent the seizing. Tired of purchasing a new bowl every time I changed the filter, I contacted Racor. It seems they are aware of the problem and are in the process of designing a new filter. In the meantime, they offered to send me a new filter and bowl at no charge.

Perhaps some of your readers are experiencing the same problem, and they should know that they can contact Racor about it.


John Schaefer

Permanent Vacation, Morgan OI 51

Anyone experiencing a similar issue can contact Racor, a division of Parker Hannifin Corp., at 216/896-3000, 800/272-7537, or

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