This gauge permanently replaces the T-handle on the top of the turbine series filters. The gauge measures the restriction caused by the filter and indicates when the filter element should be replaced. Includes needle follower.
T-handle vacuum gauges are available to monitor element condition and as the filter element slowly becomes clogged with contaminates the restriction (resistance to flow) increases. The fuel pump still tries to draw fuel (suction) but because of this restriction less fuel is delivered to the engine and instead more air is pulled from it (fuel de-gassing). These results can cause the engine to lose power and eventually stall.
By installing a vacuum gauge in your fuel system (at the outlet side of the Racor filter) visual monitoring of element condition is possible at a glance. At the first indication of decreased performance, note the dial reading or apply the ‘red line’ decal provided with most kits. This will assist in knowing when to change the filter at the next interval.
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