AMSOIL Bypass Filtration Systems help eliminate microscopic oil contaminants, significantly extending the life of your engine. Bypass Filtration Systems are especially important for diesel engines. A traditional full-flow oil filter removes contaminants down to about 20 microns. An additional bypass filter will remove particles down to 2 microns. Studies have shown, particles in the 5-25 micron range inflict the most damage within an engine. The contaminants small size allows them to penetrate the clearances between wear sensitive components, causing increased friction and wear. Particles smaller than 5 microns, in general, can be suspended safely within the oil film and pose little threat to your engine.
External contamination sources such as dirt and dust that enter the engine through the air filtration system. Internal contamination sources include particles generated from engine wear. Both are abrasive, causing accelerated wear to your engine. Soot is a natural by-product of the combustion process in your diesel engine. Left unchecked accumulated soot particles can grind away at engine surfaces. High levels of soot can cause excessive engine wear as well.
Superior Filtration: Worth the Price?
It is important to consider that 60 to 80 percent of component wear is directly contributed to the presence of abrasive particles within the lubricant. AMSOIL’s Bypass Filtration can eliminate or significantly reduce the concentration of these materials. The end result is reduced wear, longer equipment life, less down time and lower cost of operation.
According to a General Motors study, the use of superior filtration has the potential for increasing engine life by as much as eight times. Another study indicates moving from a 40 micron filter to a 10 micron filter can double the life of a roller bearing and increase the life of a ball bearing by 42%. Something as simple as proper oil filtration can result in long engine life, excellent component protection and significant amounts of money saved over time.
How Bypass Filtration Works
Bypass filters only filter a small percentage of the system’s oil at any given time. Denser, more efficient filtration media provides improved small-particle removal. AMSOIL’s Ea Bypass Filters efficiently remove contaminants (98.7 percent efficiency) down to 2 microns.
Used together, full-flow and bypass filters provide comprehensive wear protection against both large and small particles, as well as both short-term and long-term wear. In addition, filter capacity is increased, and the life of the filters is extended. A bypass filtration system also increases your engine’s oil capacity increasing engine efficiency, improved oil cooling and providing extended life.
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Types of Bypass Filtration Systems
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AMSOIL offers a number of Bypass Filtration systems for your application. Model specific kits for ease of installation as well as universal and heavy duty systems.
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