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Water filter....

Postby trailertrash » February 14th, 2010, 10:04 am

We have a Corniche [1993] with on board water tank. I havent been able to find the water filter and would like to replace it for the new season. Can anyone tell me where its located pleae? It doesnt show in the book.


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Re: Water filter....

Postby charles » February 14th, 2010, 11:15 am

Swift stopped fitting water filters at the end of 1993. I do know for a fact there were none on 1994 vans. If you do have a factory fitted filter it will be a Carver Crystal type and incorporated into the water inlet. The cartridge is cylindrical and screws in from the outside (see pic).

If you don't have a filter, and want to fit one, consider fitting and in-line type (e.g. Whale)in the vertical cold pipe to the kitchen sink. That way you only filter the water you need to and it's easy to drain down for frost protection.
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Re: Water filter....

Postby trailertrash » February 16th, 2010, 9:46 am

Thanks Charles. There is no filter as your example shows. Thats the type I've been used to till we changed to this van.
I'll probably have to fit one somewhere. I dont understand why they stopped fitting a basic water filter!

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Re: Water filter....

Postby charles » February 17th, 2010, 9:17 am

I believe Swift stopped fitting this type of water filter because of its susceptibility to frost damage if left in place during cold weather. If a filter burts it can release thousands of tiny particles of charcoal into the water system. One reason I suggested you might like to fit an in-line filter to the vertical pipe feeding the kitchen tap is that it is relatively easy to drain down, thereby protecting it against frost damage. I have used this type of filter for many years without a problem.
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