Finding a one-stop shop for diesel engine filters

Finding a one-stop shop for diesel engine filters

It’s amazing how challenging it can be to find the right part, even something as seemingly simple as a diesel engine filter. After all, a filter is a filter, right?

“Not all filters are created equal,” noted David Studley, lube and oil filter product manager, Fleetguard, who went on to explain that it would be a mistake to consider diesel engine filters a commodity purchase. “Making sure that fleets are selecting filters that meet and/or exceed the OEMs quality and performance is really the best way to ensure that the engine is getting the right protection. When it comes to Fleetguard products, they’re validated to make sure that we meet those requirements so that customers experience the optimal uptime, as well as being backed by the Fleetguard warranty.”

Consider engine filtration the defensive line of the powertrain team. They’re blocking and tackling harmful particles to keep your engines running efficiently and productively. If you have a weak defensive line, you’re going to let through a lot of particles that take your trucks out of the game and put them on the sidelines. You need to choose filtration products that you can trust to do the job.

While Fleetguard has its roots in protecting red engines, the filtration brand their filtration product offering spans a wide array of engine makes and models, including Detroit diesel engines, providing high-quality, dependable engine protection, regardless of its color.

For example, the Fleetguard FK11011 fuel filter kit is the latest fuel filter kit for all 2021 and newer Detroit DD series diesel engines and includes a pre-screen filter and required gaskets. For the oil system, Fleetguard also offers the LF17810 lube filter which applies to all 2020 and newer DD series engines.

Of course, the bulk of engine filtration demands often come from older engines. That’s why Fleetguard’s product lineup supports earlier model years as well. The Fleetguard FK13850NN fuel filter kit fits 2014 to 2020 DD13, DD15, and DD16 engines. The FK13850NN also sports Fleetguard’s proprietary NanoNet® nanofiber media for the finest level of particle removal to protect fuel injection systems. For seasoned-engine lube filter needs, Fleetguard fields the LF17511 lube filter, providing protection for 2014-2019 DD13,15,16 engines.

Another noteworthy Fleetguard filtration offering is the Fleetguard FS20083, a fuel filter element for DAVCO Fuel Pro 485 processor housings. The Fleetguard fuel filter element offers a three-stage water removal architecture to combat the severe challenges of water in diesel fuel.

Remember that Fleetguard filters have a backfield of support–from rock-solid warranties to in-field support. Working with one filtration supplier can also help streamline fleet filtration needs, eliminating the need to chase down several sources when an issue surfaces.

Click here to learn more about the full array of Fleetguard filters for Detroit engines and beyond.

You May Also Like

Protecting both sides of the trailer floor is the best way to combat corrosion and maximize service life and it’s one company’s mission to solve this industry problem

Trailer manufacturers are always looking for ways to combat corrosion by using alternative materials and coatings. Rockland Flooring has come up with a combination of products that will preserve the wood, improve performance and extend service life. With Rockland Flooring, obtaining quality service and trailer flooring does not mean having to break the bank. In

Trailer manufacturers are always looking for ways to combat corrosion by using alternative materials and coatings. Rockland Flooring has come up with a combination of products that will preserve the wood, improve performance and extend service life.

With Rockland Flooring, obtaining quality service and trailer flooring does not mean having to break the bank. In fact, if you’re looking for a relatively immediate ROI and reasonable costs, considering products such as Rockland Flooring’s Grip GuardTM and Defender 24TM floors will lower maintenance expenses and protect against the natural elements which leads to a better resale value.

Case Study: New Cab Climate Solution Greatly Reduces Idling

Wheeler CAT Fleet Manager Scott Cline wanted to reduce the engine idle time racked up by the fleet’s service trucks when technicians were out on jobs.  Idle time was averaging 34% across the truck fleet, with some trucks hitting 50% idle time. The numbers were driving up fuel costs and increasing engine maintenance and downtime. 

10 ways predictive maintenance with telematics data can boost fuel efficiency

With fluctuating fuel costs, a predictive maintenance program with telematics data can provide substantial fuel savings to reduce operating costs. Proper vehicle maintenance is essential for the safe and efficient operation of your fleet. But did you know that it can also improve fuel economy by as much as 5% to 10%? Not only that,

The five most frequently asked bearing maintenance questions

Bearings play a crucial role on all wheel ends to keep your loads rolling, and they need maintenance TLC just like any other truck component. Bower has been producing bearings since 1907, so they’ve seen it all in the field. Today, Bower Heavy Duty Bearings by NTN conducts in-field bearing maintenance training for fleets to

Bower_Bearing_1-1400
Troubleshooting common issues with heavy duty clutch bearings

We get it. Your wheel bearings are not at the top of your fleet inspection checklist, but just like your engine, transmission, or tires, ignoring proper maintenance procedures of your wheel bearings can cause damage. The failure of your truck’s clutch bearings, for example, could sideline it and potentially cause further damage to the entire

Bower-Clutch-Pilot-Bearing_620SLLB

Other Posts

Freightliner SuperTruck 2 highlights new efficiency technologies

Four key areas drive the Freightliner SuperTruck 2 freight efficiency to new heights.

Freightliner-SuperTruck2-Fuel-Efficiency-1400
‘Stability despite headwinds,’ Daimler Truck N.A. CEO provides his 2023 outlook

Gaze into the crystal ball with DTNA’s John O’Leary.

John_O'Leary-DTNA_06-2021
Hydrogen ICE vehicle shipments to hit 400,000 by 2040

Hydrogen ICE vehicles are most attractive for when battery electric alternatives are unavailable or not fit for purpose.

Five truck trend takeaways from January

Embrace the month and catch up on January’s popular stories and a bonus one too.