Dirty oil can cause catastrophic damage to your engine The purpose of a Lube Filter is to promote long system life by keeping damaging contaminants away from sensitive engine components.
Three factors determine the effectiveness of a Lube Filter in protecting a heavy duty engine - Efficiency, Capacity & Service life.
Lube filters trap oil contaminants in two ways:
- Some particles adhere to the filter media as the oil flows through the filter. These particles attach themselves to the media surface without plugging the media pores.
- Other particles are trapped in the filter media by the pressure of the oil as it flows through the filter.