Water Separator Filter Removal

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Anyone have any tips or idea how to remove the filter from an MEP803a. It really is stuck on there.
The answer is just to turn it harder, Use a cheater bar and a strap wrench or similar. You might as well get a hole set of heavy duty strap wrench’s if you don’t have them. Don’t buy the ones at the big box stores they are too weak.
 

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I just went out of my comfort zone of lots of filtration (and listening to @Guyfang about filters) on my 802a and just removed all the filters and replaced it with a single Racor water separating filter. I kept the 10 micron on it for the initial run after i went through everything, but have the 2 micron on it now. I moved the crank switch up to allow the new filter to mount in an easy to view/access spot. I just bent, cut and flared the original hard line and made all new rubber hoses from there on with Gates 1/4" hose and fuel injection clamps.

I think it should be plenty of filtration and now that its easy to see, drain or change, is a lot better than the original setup as far as user friendliness.

I'm all about making things simple and easy.
 

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They are rated for 15 gph, so it should be ok. I think the pump is rated at 25gph free flow. Seems to work good so far and has plenty of return flow to the tank. But i will keep an eye on it and can switch to the R20 series that's rated for 30gph if needed.
 
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