I change my fuel filter Water Seperator at the beginning of the season rather then at fall storage because my thinking is that if there is water in the filter, it will rust the inside of the filter during layup in my case 6 months. Is this a good idea? This is a Four Winns Volvo Penta gas engine
I change mine at both points, Fall and spring. When I run it to get the stabilizer in all the lines at the Fall point, I figure if there is any water it will sit in the seperator until I change it in the Spring. I know you're buying two filters but I'd rather have my engine clean. And, can you change a filter too often?
I change it in the spring, leaving the last filter in over the winter. Since the engine isnt running the filter isnt doing anything. I also check and change ( or drain) as needed during the season. In no case do I run more than 50 engine hours without a filter change.