Frequently Asked Questions About Excavator Filter Elements


1. Under what special circumstances do you need to replace the oil filter element and fuel filter element?

The fuel filter element removes iron oxide, dust and other magazines in the fuel to prevent blockage of the fuel system, reduce mechanical wear, and ensure the stable operation of the engine.

Under normal circumstances, the replacement cycle of the engine fuel filter element is the first 250 hours of work, and then every 500 hours of work thereafter. The specific replacement time should be flexibly controlled according to different fuel quality levels.

When the filter element pressure gauge alarms or indicates that the pressure is abnormal, it is necessary to check whether the filter is abnormal. If there is, it must be changed. When there is leakage or rupture or deformation on the surface of the filter element, it is necessary to check whether the filter is abnormal. If there is, it must be replaced.


2. Is the filtering accuracy of the oil filter element the higher the better?

For an engine or equipment, a proper filter element filtration accuracy should reach a balance between filtration efficiency and ash capacity.

Using a filter element with a high filtration accuracy may shorten the service life of the filter element due to the low ash capacity of the filter element, thereby increasing the risk of premature blockage of the oil filter element.

3. What is the difference between inferior engine oil and fuel filter element and pure engine oil and fuel filter element for equipment?

The pure oil and fuel filter element can effectively protect the equipment and prolong the service life of the equipment;

Inferior oil and fuel filter elements cannot protect the equipment well, cannot extend the service life of the equipment, and may even worsen the use of the equipment.

4. What benefits can the use of high-quality oil and fuel filter elements bring to the machine?

The use of high-quality oil and fuel filter elements can effectively extend the life of the equipment, reduce maintenance costs, and save money for users.

5. The equipment has passed the warranty period and has been used for a long time, is it unnecessary to use high-quality high-quality filter elements?

Engines with old equipment are more prone to wear and tear, causing cylinder pull. Therefore, the old equipment needs high-quality filter elements to stabilize the gradual wear and tear and maintain the performance of the engine.

Otherwise, you will have to spend a lot of money on repairs, or you will have to discard your engine in advance. By using a pure filter element, you can ensure that the total operating cost (total cost of maintenance, repair, overhaul and depreciation) you spend is the lowest, and it can also extend the life of the engine.

6. As long as the filter element is cheap, can it be installed on the engine perfectly?

Many domestic filter element manufacturers only simply copy and imitate the geometric size and appearance of the original parts, but do not pay attention to the engineering standards that the filter element should meet, or even don’t understand the content of the engineering standards at all. The filter element is designed to protect the engine system. If the performance of the filter element does not meet the technical requirements and loses the filtering effect, the performance of the engine will be significantly reduced and the service life of the engine will be shortened.

For example, the life of a diesel engine is directly related to the 110-230 grams of dust “eaten” in advance by engine damage. Therefore, inefficient and inferior filter elements will cause more magazines to enter the engine system, resulting in an early overhaul of the engine.

7. The filter element used did not cause any problems to the machine, so is it unnecessary for the user to spend more money to buy a high-quality filter element?

You may or may not see the impact of low-efficiency and low-quality filter elements on the engine immediately. The engine seems to be operating normally, but harmful impurities may have entered the engine system long ago and have begun to cause corrosion, rust, and wear of engine parts.

These damages are hidden and will burst out when they accumulate to a certain degree. Although no signs are visible now, it does not mean that the problem does not exist. Once a problem is found, it may be too late, so insist on using high-quality guaranteed pure filter elements to maximize the protection of the engine.


Post time: Jun-01-2021