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SR Fuel filter housing

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The banjo fitting on the engine side of my fuel filter was leaking, so my initial plan was to replace the copper washers and tighten it all up again. However, the thread inside the housing has stripped, so it's not going to tighten.

 

Also, the banjo bolt that was in the stripped housing is only long enough to engage by 2-3 turns. That seems a little short. Is that the correct bolt?

 

Are there replacements easily available? Or should I take this as an opportunity to fit a Cav style pump somewhere? There's no lift pump, just a hardi electric fuel pump by the tank, and the whole supply is made of 1/8 copper, so would it be better to remove the banjo/filter, join the ends and fit an alternative filter off the engine?

 

Suggestions that are likely to be obtainable from Uxbridge boat centre (or nearby) on a sunday will receive extra credit..

 

 

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So I should just replace the one I have? Is the banjo bolt meant to only fit in by a couple of turns? It doesn't seem like enough, but maybe that's just the weakened metal.

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58 minutes ago, eggpie said:

So I should just replace the one I have? Is the banjo bolt meant to only fit in by a couple of turns? It doesn't seem like enough, but maybe that's just the weakened metal.

No, that's pretty short. How much does the thread stick out of the banjo?

 

Richard

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There's no more than 5mm of thread. The whole bolt is c.24mm long. I think the stripped part of the filter housing is only the first couple of mm, so potentially a longer bolt could be a (possibly temporary) solution. 

 

I'm going to poke around the local chandlers this afternoon as a first step. 

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We have the banjo bolts as well. And the filters if your bowl turns out to be OK

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Chandlers are closed on Sunday due to January. Retired for consolation beer. 

 

I'll give you a call tomorrow about the housing and possibly a better bolt. Thanks for the help!

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