An automobile oil filter serves to protect the engine from contamination and sediment impurities, and also protects the oil from carbon deposits. Thanks to the oil filter, the noise of the running motor is reduced, the internal mechanisms are reliably protected from overheating.
Structural elements of the oil filter: housing, springs, seal, gaskets, bypass valve and filter element.
When the engine is started, oil flows through the valve into the filter from the pump. The filter completely passes the lubricant through itself, leaving a dirty sediment from various impurities on its paper walls. The filtered oil continues to flow through the outlet valve to other parts.
The filter element, most often made of thick paper, resembles a cylinder in the form of an "accordion", is placed inside the housing. The efficiency of the filter depends on the area of the working material: the more, the better.
Replacing the oil filter. How important is it?
In the process of friction of the metal parts of the engine, micro chips are formed, it can settle in the oil. The filter copes well with these impurities, but over time it builds up sediment on its walls, clogging the paper pores. The oil starts to flow directly into the sump.
With an extreme driving style, for example, off-road, replacement is needed after 6-8 thousand kilometers.
In other cases, the oil filter is enough for 10 thousand kilometers.
How to choose the best oil filter?
● One-piece body appearance. No small cracks, dents or other damage.
● Availability of quality certificate.
● High quality seal. Thick filter paper.
Also pay attention to the recommendations of the car manufacturer of your vehicle.
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FQ oil filters have proven themselves in the domestic Japanese market and are gaining popularity among motorists in Russia. The products have appropriate quality certificates, are made of wear-resistant materials, which increases the service life and the replacement interval.