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  • Walker AirSeps?

    Was thinking of changing over to the AirSeps.

    Was looking for any opinions on them from current users.

    There not cheap, but again it's a boat.

    I have 6BTA 250 Cummins and currently use the Fleetguard Air Filters. They run me @$120 ea and I change them every 100hrs. My thinking is if I can get better performance, they will pay for themselves over 2-3 yrs.
    Sweet-E-Motion
    28 Carolina Classic
    OCFC, MD.

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    I don't know if you are a member of Boat Diesel.com ($25.00 annual memebership) - but the Cummins moderator (Tony Athens) strongly suggests staying away from the walker air steps. If you go on that web site - and do a search - you can see why. If I remember correctly, Tony claims that if there is any blowby - the oil gets trapped in the low spot of the line from the air step - and it therefore negates the very thing it was designed to do - since the oil trapped in the line eliminates the manifold air pressure. I had them on my 4 BTA's and took them off and ordered two custom filers from Tony's company (Seaboard Marine in Oxford, CA). Never had a problem. What I did was design a homemade "puke bottle" which is made of PVC and has the hose from the manifold going into it. If I have a chance - I'll take a picture of it tomorrow and post it. It simply catches any incidental blow by and keeps it out of the bilge.
    Capt. B

    Now a 2014 28' Regulator
    Wall, NJ

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    • #3
      Thanks Capt B. Did not know that. Will do some more research.
      Sweet-E-Motion
      28 Carolina Classic
      OCFC, MD.

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      • #4
        I agree, With Capt B, Tony Athens, is the man, Very knowledgeable on Marine Diesels, especially Cummins and Yanmar. I also have the 250's and I ordered S&B custom filters from Tony, They are similar to K&N filters except they are modified to adapt to marine engines. Also Boat Diesel is Invaluable. I learn a lot about these engines just from that site.

        Nick

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        • #5
          Nick,

          Do you have the phone # or website to contact Tony. I am interested in also ordering the S&B Marine filter.

          Thanks

          Ed
          Sweet-E-Motion
          28 Carolina Classic
          OCFC, MD.

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          • #6
            Seaboard Marine

            www.sbmar.com

            800 200 BOAT (262

            Ask for Tony, or Brad, they will hook you up, and know exactly what you want. Anymore I just email Brad and tell him what I need and he ships it right out. Great company to deal with.

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