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racor filter

I've finally got me a Landcruiser and have started to prepare it for the next trip to west africa, I just saw a used "racor filter" (i think the name in english is water separator or so) and i remember in my years of Dragoman all the trucks had such one between the tank and the filters...
Is it necessary? how many of you have mounted one?
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camaleon,
You dont' say which landcruiser model you have but most models built after 1990 have a fuel filter with integral water separator.

In my '92 LC HDJ80 I have slightly different setup to improve filtration:

- a Racor 500FGSS with 2010TM 500 10 micron element used as main filter and
- a cheap and simple Crossland 522 prefilter, to be replaced twice as often as the main filter.

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Hi there, it's an old HJ60 4.0 diesel from '86
i can only see one diesel filter just before the inj. pump...
The one i meant before are as an upside down glass bottle that you once in a while open and clean.
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Hi There, depending on the fuel filters you should have a small plastic tap on the bottom - these can be opened periodically to let out any water - if your fuel filter doesnt have this, then try and swop filter model to ones that do - or you could fit a Racor - but although the fuel in West Africa is not the best - high sulphur - I had no problems with water - just make sure you take plenty of filters with you and change them between regular servicing.

It's nice to Overland Pax Free !!!
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Hi Griff, when were you in Debenham? I did Southamerica and Africa from late 99 till 2002.
The old Defender had such an openable one, but the one in the LandCruiser seems quite primitiv (maybe not original), I think I will fit the Racor anyway somewhere down the chassis close to the tanks (G could not be wrong!)
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what an ignorant! I've been under the car today and I saw a original water separator mounted on the RHS of the chassis, with even a light on on the dash that lights when the filter needs to be cleaned !
so no racor filter needed I guess...
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Hi There Mario, glad to hear you have a water separator already !
Good photos on your Website by the way.

Was with Drago, 2001-2003, did Middle East routes, North Africa and Central America.

How come you switched to TLC for this trip - the Defender you had looked fine !!!

How far South you going ? I was in Ghana this time last year, nice 6 month trip - have to save some more cash for next trip now though...

Make sure you strap your KTM on the back of the TLC for some Dune Bashing....
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