Westerbeke 8.0btd Racor Housing?

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines/Drives/Transmissions/Props' started by SteveRay390, May 13, 2017.

  1. SteveRay390

    SteveRay390 New Member

    8
    Feb 21, 2016
    Chesapeake
    1989 390 EC
    3208
    I need to replace the existing fuel filter housing but there are no readable markings to determine the micron rating. The filter that was in there was a 10micron, it seems to run fine but im not sure if that is the correct one for the Gen?
     
  2. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Most everyone uses 30 micron Racors, 10 micron is overkill since the 8.0BTD has a factory mounted 10 micron filter on it. The 30 micron is a 2010PMOR if gout filter housing is 500MA.
     
  3. SteveRay390

    SteveRay390 New Member

    8
    Feb 21, 2016
    Chesapeake
    1989 390 EC
    3208
    Thanks for the reply. I figured the housings would all be the same and i could just order the correct filters, but it looks like the 500ma housings come in 2-10-30 micron.
     
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    The part number is still 2010 with an appropriate suffix, so the 30 micron is 2010PMOR……..you can look up the others if you want a finer filter than that, but you need to order a 2010XXXX.
     
  5. SKybolt

    SKybolt Member SILVER Sponsor

    241
    Nov 11, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    1988 460 EC Sea Ray. w/12.5K Westerbeke Genset.
    Twin 6v92TA Low profile's (475hp) with Alison Gears.
    For what it is worth, I have a 12.5KW BTD Westerbeke and I run 10 micron on that without an issue. I also run 10's for my engines as well. I'd rather stop the intrusion at the primary and not the secondary filters.

    Sorry for posting a month late.
     
  6. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    I use 10 microns in all of my Racors... I too would rather stop it at the primary filters and not the secondary. It is a whole lot easier to swap out a Racor filter then engine-mounted filters.
     
  7. endless seas

    endless seas Member SILVER Sponsor

    878
    Feb 13, 2008
    Baltimore,Maryland
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    I ran 30s with both on and checked them more frequently with no issues. When I ran 10s I was put in some bad situations when the motors would starve.

    Tommy
     

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