Replace all fuel filters annually. This will help prevent buildup of debris in the fuel filters that can clog filters causing a loss of power at higher speeds. This loss of power can cause serious engine damage and expensive repairs. If you have a water separating fuel filter in your boat, I recommend that it be inspected every other month. If your boat sits outside, in the sun when not being used, I recommend that the water separating fuel filter be checked every month. To do this, locate the fuel filter in the boat. Using an oil filter wrench, unscrew the filter clockwise. Empty the contents into a quart sized glass jar. If the fuel appears cloudy, or you have separation of layers on the jar, your filter must be replaced and the fuel tank needs to be pumped out to remove the water in the tank. Alvin Marine can provide these services, and we also stock a wide variety of water separating fuel filters, and engine mounted fuel filters. Feel Free to call or come by and see us.
Ken Wood owner of Alvin Marine LLC is a Factory Trained & Certified Marine Technician with over 30 years experience in the industry.