FUEL FILTER KIT, P/N 174176 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
This fuel filter kit can be used for Evinrude® and Johnson® outboards.
For safety reasons, this kit should be installed by an authorized Evinrude/Johnson dealer. This instruction sheet is not a substitute for work experience. Additional helpful information may be found in other service literature for your engine.
This instruction sheet uses the following signal words identifying important safety messages.
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Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, CAN result in severe injury or death.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, MAY result in minor or moderate personal injury or property damage. It also may be used to alert against unsafe practices.
IMPORTANT: Identifies information that will help prevent damage to machinery and appears next to information that controls correct assembly and operation of the product.
These safety alert signal words mean:
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
Always follow common shop safety practices. If you have not had training related to common shop safety practices, you should do so to protect yourself, as well as the people around you.
It is understood that this instruction sheet may be translated into other languages. In the event of any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.
DO NOT do any repairs until you have read the instructions and checked the pictures relating to the repairs.
Be careful, and never rush or guess a service procedure. Human error is caused by many factors: carelessness, fatigue, overload, preoccupation, unfamiliarity with the product, and drugs and alcohol use, to name a few. Damage to a boat and outboard can be fixed in a short period of time, but injury or death has a lasting effect.
When replacement parts are required, use Evinrude/Johnson Genuine Parts or parts with equivalent characteristics, including type, strength and material. Using substandard parts could result in injury or product malfunction.
Torque wrench tightening specifications must be strictly followed. Replace any locking fastener (locknut or patch screw) if its locking feature becomes weak. Definite resistance to turning must be felt when reusing a locking fastener. If replacement is specified or required because the locking fastener has become weak, use only authorized Evinrude/Johnson Genuine Parts.
If you use procedures or service tools that are not recommended in this instruction sheet, YOU ALONE must decide if your actions might injure people or damage the outboard.
TO THE INSTALLER: Give this booklet to the owner. Advise the owner of any special operation or maintenance information contained in the instructions.
OWNER: Save these instructions in your owner’s kit. This sheet contains
information important to the future use and maintenance of your outboard.
CONTENTS OF KIT
This fuel filter should be replaced annually or more frequently as needed
with a new fuel filter, P/N 502905.
Use corrosion resistant 3/8” diameter screws or lag bolts to mount the fuel filter bracket.
IMPORTANT: The filter is designed for use on outboards only and must NOT be mounting in a closed engine compartment.
The fuel filter bracket has two 3/8” mounting slots. Use the fuel filter bracket as a template. Select an appropriate mounting location which provides clearance for hose routings and filter replacement. Hold bracket in place and mark the mounting slot locations. Drill the appropriate diameter mounting holes.
Fuel IN and fuel OUT hose fittings must meet minimum fuel hose or fuel fitting size requirements for your outboard. Refer to fuel system recommendations for your outboard.
Apply a light coat of pipe sealant with Teflon to the threads of the two 1/4” NPTF hose fittings and the two 1/4” NPTF plugs.
Install hose fittings and plugs in the appropriate locations of the fuel filter bracket noting the IN arrows and the OUT arrows on the bracket. Tighten fittings and plugs.
Fasten fuel filter bracket in mounting location with screws or lag bolts.
Attach fuel hoses to fuel fittings. Secure fuel hose with hose clamps.
Refer to instructions printed on fuel filter element.
Lubricate filter top seal with clean oil. Fill filter with clean fuel.
Thread filter element assembly onto fuel filter bracket. Tighten firmly by hand. (Approximately 3/4 to 1 turn after seal contacts the bracket.
Use fuel primer bulb to prime fuel system. Run engine and check for fuel leaks. Repair all leaks.
After servicing the fuel system, check for leaks. Failure to check for fuel leakage could allow a leak to go undetected, resulting in fire or explosion.