Replacing your Perkins filters needs to be part of your maintenance regime.
Filters really are your engine’s first line of defence, protecting parts by keeping out unwanted debris. Any material not caught by a filter can potentially damage the engine and, at the very least, compromise its efficiency.
In many cases, filters are small and inexpensive but, in common with anything to do with regular maintenance, servicing them is vital. Each engine will come with its own schedule of how often they need to be changed, based either on running hours or the length of time since the last change.
The consequences of not changing the filter regularly are initially seen in poor engine performance and this is a progressive path. Eventually, unchanged filters will fail and the substances you have been trying to keep out of the engine will enter it, causing damage that will cost many times the sums you may have saved by not changing the filter.
Oil filters work within a closed circuit of the oil in your engine. They trap any unwanted particles in a fine mesh that still has enough space to allow the rest of the oil to flow unimpeded.
Fuel filters ensure that the diesel fuel coming into the engine is free of contaminants. This is especially important when your machinery is operating remotely in sites where it cannot meet forecourt standards of cleanliness.
With over 15 years of continuous development, Perkins® Ecoplus filters are designed specifically for your Perkins engine to help maintain efficiency and maximise performance. Our complete range of filters feature proprietary technology that safeguards your engine and extends the lifetime of your investment, while also supporting the environment.
Air filters keep the air entering the piston as clean as possible. This allows the combustion process to gain the maximum power output from every compression cycle, and is especially important where dust and grit is in the atmosphere, such as in quarries and enclosed spaces..
Oil and coolant
Perkins Diesel Engine Oil (DEO), liquid coolant, cleaning and conditioning fluid are all designed for your engine.
Signs of engine failure
You may already be aware, but if you are in tune with your Perkins engine, it will generally give you advance warning if something isn’t quite right..