What is the Function of the Bypass Valve in an Oil Filter?

What is the Function of the Bypass Valve in an Oil Filter?

The bypass valve – otherwise known as a pressure relief valve – is an integral part of the oil filter. The valve is designed to open when the oil filter becomes clogged or when the oil is too thick. This allows the oil to bypass the filter through a center tube. The...
How does an Oil Filter Work?

How does an Oil Filter Work?

In layman’s terms, the pressurized oil inside the engine enters the oil filter via the holes located in the base plate of the filter. The dirty or contaminated oil will then pass through the filter media to clean or remove metallic particles, dirt, and sludge. During...
Can a Dirty Air Filter Affect Fuel Mileage?

Can a Dirty Air Filter Affect Fuel Mileage?

If the air filter is dirty, it passes less air into the engine. That is not a good thing. It can impact your gas mileage – by as much as 10 % – and it will also affect engine performance. Your engine needs oxygen for fuel to combust. Less airflow can impact...
Why Would My Oil Filter have a Silicone Gasket?

Why Would My Oil Filter have a Silicone Gasket?

Many aftermarket automotive oil filters feature one of two gasket materials: silicone or rubber. Which one is better? Quick Answer: Silicone Why? •Remains pliable at high and low temperatures •Resists warping •Maintains a tight seal While both silicone and rubber meet...
How Does a Clean Air Filter Improve Engine Performance?

How Does a Clean Air Filter Improve Engine Performance?

Engines need the proper mixture of air and fuel to run right. The air filter is designed to protect the engine from contaminants, while also promoting airflow. Over time, however, the air filter accumulates dirt and debris that prevent air from entering the engine....