Oil is the life-blood of an engine, which means the oil filter should never be taken for granted, especially in harsh heavy-duty environments. The small price maintenance teams must pay for premium filters is well worth the cost when you consider the components that make up an oil filter.
Premium oil filters provide many benefits over their cheaper counterparts, including:
Thicker base plates (standard .155 inch thickness) for consistent thread strength, easier thread engagement, positive inner-element support, and consistent gasket compression.
Sturdy element supports designed to resist all fluid types, vibration, and high and low temperatures, which will not deform under constant spring-load pressure.
Heavy duty center tubes and cans which can withstand exposure to a wide range in flow and pressure.
High tech media and other technological improvements that can give premium filters the edge over OE designs.
WIX heavy duty oil filters are also available in XD (extended drain), XE (extra efficiency) and ecoLAST (double oil drain intervals) versions.
The WIX XD (extended drain) oil filter is engineered to increase the miles driven between oil changes by up to 50 percent, thus reducing down time and allowing fleets to significantly extend oil change intervals when combined with proper oil analysis. This could mean savings on oil, filters, disposal and maintenance costs that can add to the profitability of your fleet. Rigorous industry tests have shown that the WIX XD oil filter lasts longer, runs cleaner and more efficiently than the competition in both the sludge and the multi-pass tests and traps up to 50 percent more contaminants.
WIX XD oil filters feature patent pending “Spin Flow Technology” designed to increase filter life. The angled fins are placed where the oil enters the filter to start the process of directing heavy particles to the coarse filtration element in order to remove them from the oil. This allows the XD multi–density wire back media in the fine filtration element to trap finer particles and last longer. The XD high-strength media will trap the larger particles being “spun” down and will trap media clogging sludge.
The WIX XE (extra-efficiency) oil filters are the most efficient and cost-effective filters in severe conditions. They feature microfiber "glass" media in order to filter out more of the small, engine-destroying particles. This special glass media offers less resistance to oil flow, therefore providing better protection on start-ups, especially in cold weather. Also, the glass media won’t absorb water like cellulose media.
WIX ecoLAST oil filters have proven through more than 1.7 million test miles to more than double oil drain intervals. An over-the-road mega-fleet with 9,000 trucks can save more than $1 million annually by switching to ecoLAST, while a mid-size fleet with 400 vehicles can save more than $51,000 annually. And, WIX’s ecoLAST oil filters are a direct replacement with no changes or modification required to the vehicle.
WIX ecoLAST oil filters capture dirt and soot like a traditional filter, while utilizing a highly engineered media to sequester the acids in the oil. The proprietary filtration media in ecoLAST has no similar competition on the market and does not rely on slow-release technology. WIX ecoLAST oil filters have proven effective with conventional and synthetic lubes, and work with biodiesel, LPG, gasoline and diesel fuels.
Learn more about ecoLAST and see how much your fleet can save by switching at www.ecolast.com.
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