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Upgrading further than Raptor pump and 1/2" lines?


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First of all, from experience plan on either rebuilding or replacing the fuel filter/water separator drain valve when you upgrade from OEM to higher fuel pressure. I went from 5-10 to 15-20. Had a diesel leak for a few days and finally found the drain valve not shutting off entirely. Why is the drain hose so short? Spills diesel all over the front axle. A longer tube would allow you to catch the diesel when you drain off the water or change the filter. I'm thinking now about adding a filter system. Those element OEM style filters are like $25 and only like 10 microns. What kind of frame rail mounted dual filter system would you recommend. Looks like vulcan performance has a 3 micron filter and water separator spin on dual unit for like $100. Replacement filters less than the cost of a cartridge for the OEM unit. Moving forward from here, what about upgrading the return fuel line and a draw straw? I'm stock, but am still getting a 5 psi swing between idle and WOT. Further reliability, I'm considering ordering a second Raptor pump for 15 minute swap out and then not caring about time for warrenty replacement of the eventual and it seems inevitable failure of even a good pump.

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You can get better rated filter cartridges for the stock housing, down to 3-5 micron. I have a filter/pump unit with a 30 micron feeding into the stock housing running a 3 micron. My feeling was if it isn't broken, but if yours is leaking and can't be fixed then it sounds like it's time to get a spin on kit.

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Not sure on the stock canister filter. AD64ID could help you more with filters. Cat and Donaldson both make great spin on filters. I run the cat on my airdog with a Baldwin. I run 1/2 from the draw straw all the way to the vp44. I bypassed my stock canister post-11600-138698200522_thumb.jpg

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