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Old 06-17-2019, 02:06 PM
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I recently installed a Raycor water separator with sight bowl and drain fixture on my Merc 150. I havn't noticed any water in the bowl but I tried opening the drain. The knob turns slightly in both directions but then stops and feels like it is not meant to turn further in any direction. I'm not sure which direction I should be turning or if there is some trick to open it. I don't want to force anything so would appreciate any advice on how to use it. Thanks.
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Old 06-17-2019, 02:45 PM
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Its reversed, screw it in to drain. Aka righty tighty
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:57 PM
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Its reversed, screw it in to drain. Aka righty tighty
That's not the way mine works...to drain you do the "lefty loosey" thing.....been doing that for about 15 years
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:22 PM
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I had one of those Racors on my boat for tears, worked great. Then we implemented Ethanol! Turned the bowl dark yellow/ brown, swelled the bowl in a way that the threads would seize up.Made it very difficult to remove. Finally had to replace the filter assembly with the canister type.
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:29 PM
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I had one of those Racors on my boat for tears, worked great. Then we implemented Ethanol! Turned the bowl dark yellow/ brown, swelled the bowl in a way that the threads would seize up.Made it very difficult to remove. Finally had to replace the filter assembly with the canister type.

Racor sent out a bulletin and replaced bowls that were not ethanol compatible with the new type at no charge if you contacted them. That was years back so I do not know if they still do that.

Racor Technical Service (800) 344-3286 or (209) 575-7555.

plastic bowl material change - bulletin #7887 Rev - (320 Bowl Material Change)

RK 20135 Replacement Bowl Kit
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Old 06-18-2019, 10:00 AM
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I believe it does screw into the bowl to drain, in other words screwing clockwise when looking up at it from the bottom.
My concern is it does not seem to want to turn in either direction and I do not want to break it. Would a small shot of WD-40 be a good idea?
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Sin Nombre View Post
I believe it does screw into the bowl to drain, in other words screwing clockwise when looking up at it from the bottom.
My concern is it does not seem to want to turn in either direction and I do not want to break it. Would a small shot of WD-40 be a good idea?
l the bowl off and try to move it. Better control that way.
And if u do break it then u have to take it off to replace it anyways

It should move abut 5 or 6 turns to fully open and then close
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