Fleetguard designs ‘user-friendly’ oil/fuel filter

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Fleetguard, a business unit of Cummins, has introduced a spin-on, fiber-reinforced-polymer oil/fuel filter for on-highway, off-highway and marine diesel-engine applications ranging up to 10 liters.

The corrosion-proof, dent-resistant housing has a ribbed surface designed for easy installation, and a flat bottom for easy fluid pre-fill. It also includes a built-in, one-way socket engineered for easy removal with a 1/2-inch-drive ratchet, but ensures that the ratchet cannot be used to overtighten the filter during installation. And since the spin-on threads are polymer, there’s no risk of damaging an engine’s filter “spud” due to cross-threading, the company says.

Fleetguard says the new, recyclable filter will combine several previously existing filters into a single part number, and will carry no price premium over those filters. For more information, go to www.fleetguard.com.