I contacted Parker / Racor. Both Parker / Racor and Baldwin filters are now being produced in the same Baldwin plant in Nebraska. P/R on one side and Baldwin assembly line on the other. It is rumored that somewhere down the road, one of the brands will be eliminated completely and there will only be one brand produced by the company. This is only a rumor within the company and he did not want to be quoted but said it was a real possibility. They are still working out all the details of the merger and the lines are still separate as far as marketing and warranty, so he said don't send your Baldwin to P/R for warranty.
Then I contacted Baldwin, the filters we all bought from Amazon are more than likely genuine Baldwins. BF46062 is a water separator filter, NOT a coalescer, just a filter/water separator filter. These two filters are different and not intended to be the same.
Doxa Worldwide is not a genuine distributor, nor is Amazon but they buy bulk and resell from certified distributors. One of those certified distributors is B-LINE Filters in Odessa Tx, so if you want to be certain that you are not getting a knockoff, order from them. They are also a Parker/Racor distributor.
On micron filtration, the P/R coalescer water separator is a 4 micron absolute, not nominal. P/R is licensed by GM to produce the AC Delco and the P/R is the identical filter ( I think we all knew that). He wasn't inclined to discuss other companies that they produce or manufacture for or supply to (ie, filter parts say to Joe's filter company for assembly).
Baldwin is also a 4 micron absolute filter, but just that, a filter water separator only and he said you can see the pleats when looking up inside the filter, that is normal for this filter. The difference between the BF46062 and the BF9882, the previous filter, is that the current BF46062 is 85-90% efficient removing water and the previous BF9882 is only 25% efficient.
The Parker rep also added that Parker makes two filter assemblies designed for diesel trucks that can be installed between the tank and final filter.
Parker 490R30, about $225, is a fuel water separator filter and head assembly. Replacement filters can be ordered in 2 micron(s), 10micron(T) or 30 micron(P)
Parker 790R30, about $325, is the same only with a 90 gph pump in 12 or 24 volt, as an assembly, with 2,10, or 30 micron filters. This appears to be a very neat compact unit, looks pretty cool.
So...bottom line is that we more than likely have genuine Baldwin water separator filters, they just aren't coalescers like the Parkers..
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Last edited by BIOTEC; 11-05-2019 at 04:03 PM.