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The oil filter is a mechanism, designed to remove impurities from the lubricating and engine oil and hydraulic fluids. It is installed in the lubrication systems of all internal combustion engines. There are several types of oil filters: centrifugal, edge-type disc filters with replaceable cartridge, and others. The most common for the engine lubrication systems are the centrifugal filters. The oil filters can differ by form. The most common filter form is the mechanical filter: it uses filtering in order to remove impurities. Oil filters of this kind can be either reusable or expendable (throw-away filter).
These filters are designed to remove from the oil a large number of harmful particles that appear as a result of wear out of the rubbing surfaces of car parts. The oil filter is an integral mechanism consisting of a metallic body with a filtering element and special safety valves inside. In the filter there are two pistons mounted – a bypass piston and an anti-drain piston.
The first one is activated when the obstruction of oil is due to its high viscosity, or by pollution of the filtering element. The second is installed at the filter input and is always open when the engine is running. If the engine stops, the valve closes and stores inside the filter a small quantity of oil, keeping it from getting drained back into the crankcase.
This gives the possibility to the oil to immediately enter the lubrication system the next time the engine is started. Another variation of the oil filter is a replaceable filtrating element, a cartridge that is installed in a stationary housing on the engine`s cylinder block. These valves are located directly in the engine.
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