Originally Posted by SoFlo Shark Hunter
With the Racor, you will have to replace the element only after the initial bowl/element purchase, so there is only a $10 or so price difference between the replacement elements(Yamaha versus 3213 Racor). The clear bowl is reusable and the replacement elements come with bowl orings and base gaskets.
I don't think any one filters "better" then the other. The Yamaha is physically bigger and should last longer. I don't think lasting longer is as important since they should be changed on a hourly basis anyway.
The Racor biggest advantage is that you can see water if its present without removing the filter. With the Yamaha, you won't know unless you remove the element and drain it into something.