When it comes to taking care of your engine, make sure you are choosing the right filter for your engine oil. Without proper filtration, your oil can become contaminated with wear-inducing debris, as well as particles that can break down the service-extending additives in the oil.
The purpose of engine oil filters is to trap two main types of contaminants from harming your tractor’s engine: Sludge and inorganic hard particles.
- Sludge, also known as soft organic contamination, is a main reason for plugged engines and generally makes up the majority of material captured by the filter. This includes soft soil and fertilizer from your fields.
- Inorganic hard particles are a primary cause of engine wear. They include silica (such as minute pieces of stone or sand) and metallic debris.
Engine oil filters prevent dirt, carbon materials and metal particles from damaging crucial engine components. Today’s engine oil typically has a lower viscosity, which means the sizes of particles that can create blocks and damage to your engine can be very small. That’s why it’s important to ensure your engine oil filter can catch even the smallest pieces of debris and contamination.
Case IH’s engine oil filters are made of synthetic MicroLoc material. While paper-based filters can leave large and uneven gaps between fibers, MicroLoc’s synthetic fibers are much smaller and have a uniform, controlled structure. This means that they can trap more fine particles and debris while still allowing the engine oil to flow through easily.
The right engine oil filter can increase your engine’s efficiency while minimizing it’s wear and extending the time between service intervals. To learn more, talk to your local Case IH dealer and visit mycnhistore.com.