The Oil Filter is a vital component of an internal combustion engine's oil mechanism. When oil flows through the parts of the engine, it collects impurities such as dirt and debris. The oil filter's main function is to remove such substances from the engine oil, thereby ensuring proper lubrication of its parts. The filter, which is housed inside a metal container, is attached to the side of the engine block. When the engine is switched off, the engine oil flows down to the bottom of the engine, leaving the upper parts insufficiently lubricated. The oil filter retains a small amount of oil to serve the purpose of lubricating the upper parts, when the engine starts running. This process is achieved by means of an anti-drainback valve.
The filter often includes an overpressure relief valve that allows oil to bypass the filter. Oil bypassing occurs if oil is thickened or if the filter is clogged. Some of the common kinds of oil filters include the cartridge, spin-on and magnetic filters. The filter material is usually made of man-made or synthetic fibers. It has two parts: the first part removes the smaller impurities and the second part rids the oil of larger particles.
When the oil filter goes bad, it will fail to separate impurities from the oil which will eventually result in engine malfunction. It is indicated by the engine light in your vehicle's dashboard. Other symptoms of a damaged filter include engine overheating and a leakage of oil to the oil pan. If you find any of the aforementioned symptoms, you should consider inspecting the oil filter and replace it, if required. Buy Auto Parts carries a wide range of oil filters for every car make and model.
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