Parker Hannifin is nice enough to also include a gasket sheet. A benefit of this is that you can overlay the included gaskets to make sure you don't mix them up during installation and to make sure you have them all. Not all the included gaskets are used as Parker Hannifin includes gaskets for both older models and newer models.
Re-Install Lid Gasket - NO TWISTS!!
The lid gasket is a common replacement item as they come with replacement filters. Most owners of Racor Turbine filters will be familiar with the replacement of these.
Just be sure that you don't have any twists in this gasket or it will not seal properly. Twists are tough to see so look carefully. The gasket is square in cross section, not round, making twists problematic in terms of diesel leaks.
Install New T-Handle Gasket (Or Vacuum Gauge Adapter)
This vacuum gauge is placed where the T-Handle would go holding the lid on the filter housing. The little red o-ring should be replaced at each filter change. If you have a vacuum gauge, as pictured, the same o-ring is used and should also be replaced when re-building or replacing a filter.
Good As New
Believe it or not this filter had over 3000 engine hours on it when re-built and other than the slightly peeling label it now looks and works as new.
For cleaning the parts and the filter housing I used Gunk Engine Degreaser, Lemon Joy and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I also polished the bowl to like new clarity using Novus #1 & Novus #2 Plastic Polish and a microfiber rag. Once parts were cleaned I used denatured alcohol to remove any cleaning supplies residue before final re-assembly.
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