Every good driver knows the importance of lubrication in the service life and the proper functioning of his vehicle. Oil can only work properly when properly filtered. And that is the job of the oil filter! The oil filter is responsible for removing pollutants that accumulate in the oil during engine operation. Conventional “paper” filter, permanent filter, filter to be cleaned, ecological filter … the choice is vast!
But what is the difference between all these types of filters? And how do the Ryco filters Australia differ from other existing permanent filters on the market? To help you, here is the comparative guide of existing oil filters on the market.
- Ryco Filters Australia:
The Ryco Filters Australia allows a surface filtration (ie a 100% filtration), while the conventional filter performs a deep filtration. To speak in figures, the bypass to the purifier only playing on a tiny part of the flow, the pressure drop is at most 0.1 bar, whereas, in a standard filter, it can go up to the opening by-pass valve, between 1 to 2 bars (depending on whether it is a gasoline or a diesel). The dirty oil will then contaminate the clean oil and cause all kinds of engine problems.
With a conventional filter, there is always a by-pass valve. This is a “safety” so that if the filter is clogged, the engine is still fueled with oil (but it is not filtered). The engine performance is likely to deteriorate as the filter clogs and the oil becomes polluted, unlike the Ryco Filters Australia where performance is maintained.
- PurolatorTECH ™ Oil Filters:
Big news in the world of professional engine protection: here are the PurolatorTECH ™ oil filters. Whether you’re familiar with our Group of 7 oil filters, or you’re a new customer looking for the best oil filter on the market, PurolatorTECH delivers the performance you’re looking for and the quality of Purolator products.
- Oil filter NORAUTO:
With this oil filter, the engine oil is cleaned and purified of impurities. The filter, which can be screw or cartridge, is essential to extend the life of the engine and also that of these performances. The characteristics efficiency and reliability of the oil are optimized. The particles of scale, soot, metal and dust generated by the operation of the engine are retained by the filtering action to prevent fouling.
- Mahle OC205:
The Mahle brand is a huge selection of engine components, from the cylinder-piston group to the maintenance. Mahle is one of the main suppliers of automotive manufacturers, and in this case, it does not make sense to repeat the high quality of products once again.
The oil filter considered by us rightfully gets the first place in the rating of the best: a high-quality thick-walled body not only withstands the pressure in the oil system during cold start without deformations, but it is also easily untwisted: when using disk drawers, the faces on thin-walled filters often roll down, grandfather’s “method with chain pullers and other, even less convenient methods.
- Mann W75/3:
The company MANN – no less well-known supplier of consumables for conveyors of automobile plants than Mahle. However, in our case, they could not surpass their colleagues: this oil filter has a lower height and, correspondingly, the area of the filter element than the Mahle OC205, therefore it will be the best choice only for relatively few worn out engines, in which a synthetic oil is filled with a low and stable viscosity. In this case, faster clogging on the run between oil changes will not play a significant role, but the reduced height will facilitate the installation in a tight under-hood space.
The sixth undisputedly recommended oil filter also has German roots, although the production of Bosch products has long been distributed throughout the world – for example, our “experimental” native to South Africa. By area, it can be considered the leader of the test: a solid cartridge from a smoothly laid paper corrugation occupies almost the entire 80-millimetre case. On the efficiency of the bypass valve, this did not affect – it is drowned inside the filter element, has a decent area and opens exactly at 1 bar of the difference in pressure.
In the past test (spark plugs for Renault Logan) the original spare part became the undisputed leader of the rating. Alas, Kia Rio with the original filter was less lucky – its price is one-third higher than that of high-quality analogues, while both the filtering quality and the area of the filter element the Asian filter lost to German counterparts.