SAKURA OIL FILTERS
Everybody can agree that oil is essential for smooth and trouble-free operation of any engine
Its purpose is not only to lubricate the moving parts within, but also collect any debris and contaminants that find their way in.
The question is: once the dirt is collected by the flowing oil, how is it removed and kept out of the engine?
This is where the oil filter enters the picture: a simple-looking contraption, yet vital to ensuring the longevity of almost any combustion engine.
Oil filters can be placed into one of two categories: the spin-on type where the filter element is encased in a metal canister which is screwed directly to the engine; and the cartridge element type where the filter element is exposed and is installed in a specific housing.
Sakura Filters Australia carries a vast array of both types to suit various engines and machinery.
At a glance, the process appears simple enough; the oil pump pushes oil throughout the engine to cool and lubricate moving parts, any debris is collected along the way, the pump pushes the oil through the filter again and any debris get stuck inside the filter media.
However, there are still some factors to consider when making sure you have the correct Sakura oil filter for your car, truck, machinery, bike, boat, etc.
• Differential pressure: the difference between upstream and downstream flow of a given medium (for example, oil) through a restriction agent (such as a filter). Lower differential pressure indicates less restriction. However, as a filter does its job of removing contaminants, flow gradually becomes more restricted. This restriction in flow is known as high differential pressure, which can cause fluid starvation over time. Regular servicing with correct parts will avoid this issue. Sakura Filters Australia recommend its oil filters are changed in accordance with OEM manufacturers’ specifications.
• Burst pressure: while the primary function of any filter is to remove contaminants, it must also be designed in a structurally sound manner. It must be able to withstand normal operating pressures of its intended application. Sakura Filters Australia says it has seen on occasion where the incorrect oil filter was used, and severe damage occurred to the filter and sometimes the engine as well.
• Bypass valve: a safety implement which is becoming more common in oil filters. When oil pressure exceeds a certain level, the valve opens and allows unfiltered oil to quickly flow back into the engine. This is to prevent oil starvation. Once oil pressure drops to normal levels, the bypass valve closes, and filtration can resume.
Sakura Filters Australia says selecting the right Sakura oil filter is a solid step toward ensuring your engine stands the test of time.
For the details of your closest Sakura distributor, visit www.sakurafilters.com.au