Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Another solution in search of a problem. Who has had an engine wear out due to conventional filters properly changed?
IF (big if) a stainless mesh filter provided filtration down to, say, 20 microns, and if the total life cost of the stainless filter was less than many conventional filters, and if I had access to an ultrasonic cleaning machine for really good cleaning, and if I owned an engine long enough to get any benefit, I'd consider the stainless mesh filters.
I've used stainless mesh filters on some hydraulic systems and conventional filters on other hydraulic systems. I didn't find any difference except the difficulty of fully cleaning the mesh. I just sold a turbo Volvo car with 202,000 miles, conventional filters changed every 10,000 miles along with they syn oil, and it ran great with some of the original factory machining marks still visible on the cam lobes. Those standard MANN filters did their job.
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