cool fuel 3 or not?

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by dieselsmoke, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. dieselsmoke

    dieselsmoke Member

    64
    Aug 21, 2016
    nj
    2004 Select 220
    5.0mpi bravo
    So I don't believe my 2004 220 select 5.0mpi has the cool fuel gen 3 model but I wanted to see if someone knew for sure. I hope to avoid the delamination issue experienced by this model.

    My engine serial number is 0M678324, boat is a 2004. If I look on the mercury marine parts catalog it appears that my boat does not have the gen 3 but I wanted someone with a little more knowledge to confirm my findings.

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    You are OK. Your engine SN has the older style fuel cooler. item 8 in the pic below.

    CF2.jpg
     
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  3. dieselsmoke

    dieselsmoke Member

    64
    Aug 21, 2016
    nj
    2004 Select 220
    5.0mpi bravo
    Excellent, dodged a bullet there. Thanks as always!
     
  4. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Member

    112
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison new jersey
    1998 sea ray 290 sundancer
    5.0 efi
    I have the same old style in my 290 with twin 5.0 efi. Just a fyi #14 is a small hat type filter. If u start having fuel issues remember to check that.
     
  5. dieselsmoke

    dieselsmoke Member

    64
    Aug 21, 2016
    nj
    2004 Select 220
    5.0mpi bravo
    Do you consider that #14 filter a part of regular maintenance? Its a new to me 2004, Im guessing I should change it just because I have no idea if or when it was changed before. Id rather dig into it now than find its a problem in the spring once its at the dock. What do you think?
     
  6. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Member

    112
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison new jersey
    1998 sea ray 290 sundancer
    5.0 efi
    No. Not regualar maintenance. Just a fyi if u start having a fuel problem. Theire are not many fuel filters on those motors. Mine only has the fuel/water seperator. Was kinda shocked when i started to look into changing fuel filters.
     
  7. dieselsmoke

    dieselsmoke Member

    64
    Aug 21, 2016
    nj
    2004 Select 220
    5.0mpi bravo
    I wonder if its a bear to change? It might be on the list of "things to do" I prefer to get at things like this before they become gremlins
     
  8. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Member

    112
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison new jersey
    1998 sea ray 290 sundancer
    5.0 efi
    You hit it on the nail. Its a sob to get to. Very tight area. I had to change a fuel pump on the port side and to get to it i had to remove the power steering pump, batteries and alternator.
     
  9. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Looks like Item 13 is the filter, 14 is a washer...
     
  10. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Member

    112
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison new jersey
    1998 sea ray 290 sundancer
    5.0 efi
    13 is the fuel regulator. 14 is def the filter.
     
  11. scoflaw

    scoflaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2011
    cape cod mass
    1999 Powerquest legend 260 sx
    502 mpi Bravo 1
    That whole show comes out as an assembly. 2 nuts and the bracket that the CF2 attaches to drops down. Remove the 2 fuel lines that attach to the spin on filter housing. Undo the fuel line that attaches to the fuel rail.

    I wouldn't touch it unless you have an issue.
     
  12. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    MY CF 2 on my 8.1's had a GM style inline filter...
     
  13. Jeff Delbuono

    Jeff Delbuono Member

    112
    Jun 11, 2018
    Edison new jersey
    1998 sea ray 290 sundancer
    5.0 efi
    Scoflaw. You are probably correct. If your 100 lbs and 5-2. And i do agree. I would not touch it unless there is a problem. Just keep in mind that there is a fuel filter there.
     

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