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    My fuel filter for the main tank lost prime and when I took it off I found there was corrosion in the mount where the rubber gasket between the filter and the mount. Anyone experience this and might know the cause? Diesel fuel and Volvo diesel.
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    Do you have pictures?

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    volvo filter or remote racor style ??

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    Racor filter. I have one for each tank to pre filter before it gets to the volvo filter. No pictures, hard to get at and don't know if you could see anything anyway from a picture. It is getting rough and I know because I can feel it and have the one next to it to compare with.
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    Steel filter up against the aluminum housing = dissimilar metals ??? maybe a bit of electrolysis ?? or maybe rusting of filter can from moisture?? Now thats if its a spin on element?

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    Default Corrosion inside fuel filter mount

    Seen the same thing on my racors yrs ago. Like Steve said you got 2 diff metals seems to like to collect around the rubber gasket too

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    Looks like I am going to have to replace the housing. Hate for this to happen on the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtol View Post
    Looks like I am going to have to replace the housing. Hate for this to happen on the water.
    Try giving the folks at racor a call or email, maybe a nice talk with them will get you a free replacement from customer service ??

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