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Separ Filter designs fuel water separators to meet the performance expectations of next-generation diesel engines.

Savings and Best Practices With a Separ Filter Gauge

Tiffany T. - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Separ Filter compound vacuum gauge is a useful indication of upcoming maintenance and filter element replacement. The red needle shows the maximum vacuum that has occurred (and is resettable to zero). The black, active needle shows the current vacuum reading. Maximum allowed vacuum is specific to engine manufacturer and can vary within 10-13 inHg.

When part of an engine fuel system, a reading of 8-10 inHg is a sign that backflushing is required. We suggest keeping a record, because the filter can be backflushed up to 5 times before element replacement is necessary. This procedure extends filter element life and the gauge is a clear signal for timely maintenance. As a result, elements are used efficiently and you keep costs to a minimum. Replace the element at least 1 time per year. (Download backflushing instructions or download element replacement instructions.)

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