We looked far and wide for fuel filters since Westerbeke has not had filters suitable for the Universal engines for most of the 2022 season. This filter is the equivalent to the OEM factory replacement for the fuel filter used on all Universal diesel engines. It is a from the Kubota supply chain. Kubota provided Universal with the engine blocks to create the Universal marine diesel engines.
Your Universal Diesel owner's manual indicates the fuel filter should be replaced every 100 hours or once per year, whichever is sooner.
CAUTION: Always carry several spare fuel filters. Under normal circumstances you won't need them. But if you do need them it will be at the worst possible time and you will need them desperately! In heavy seas, any accumulation of debris in the bottom of the tank will get stirred up and mixed with the fuel. When you need the engine the most, the filter will become clogged with the debris, the engine will be starved for fuel, and it will die.