Clean Oil Vital to Engine Performance
Improved high-performance engines and new emission standards have had a significant impact on the development of oils and oil filters. As manufacturers continue to develop more sophisticated engines, new classifications of oils will continue to be developed.
These new oils play a vital part in protecting engines by reducing friction and wear, cooling engine parts, sealing combustion chambers, cleaning engine components and inhibiting corrosion. Lube filters also play a critical role in protecting engines by removing damaging contaminants from the oil.
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.