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Fuel/water separator

I had some work done on a piece of equipment with a Deutz BF4M1012. It was bogging down when a load was put on it at high RPM's. One of the things they did was to replace the filter head for the fuel/water separator. They replaced it with just a fuel filter, no separator. Is this an issue, or does it not matter? They also said it might need a check valve. As it was hard starting after trucking it home, I suspect this to be true.
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I would tell them that it is unacceptable and you want the right one. Filtration is very important, trying to get the right kind of filters, and a check valve that works properly is not as easy as it sounds. On some parts, OEM is by far the best.
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I've been having on going trouble with this thing. One of the things they ask me whenever
I call the shop who worked on it, is if I tried running it out of a jug of fuel. What's the purpose of this? I see no evidence of fuel contamination from the tank.
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