Recommended Filter Change Intervals For Engines:
We recommend that the oil and OEM filters be changed at the same time the SET unit is installed. The recommended SET filter changes below are based on starting with clean oil. If the oil is not changed at the same time the SET unit is installed, the SET filter should be changed at the first oil change after it is installed. Then the schedule recommended below will apply.
As a general rule, it is recommended that the SET cartridge be changed at approximately 12,000 miles / 250 hours or at the previous regular oil change interval, whichever is sooner.
After installation of the SET System, the first SET cartridge change should be done at the half-way point of a regular oil change interval. If the previous oil change interval was 12,000 miles / 250 hours, the first cartridge change would be at 6,000 miles / 125 hours.
The second SET cartridge change should be done at 12,000 miles / 250 hours from the time of installation. The third and subsequent SET cartridge changes should be done every 12,000 miles / 250 hours or at the previous regular oil change interval, whichever is sooner.
NOTE: It is not necessary to change the oil and OEM filters at the previously scheduled intervals. It is recommended that oil analysis be used to determine oil change and OEM filter change intervals. In most cases, oil change intervals can be at least tripled with the SET Bypass Filtration System. The intervals recommended above are based on extensive testing and field experience. Some customers, recognizing the value of operating equipment with the cleanest possible oil at all times, will maintain their regular oil change schedule together with changing the SET filter even after installation of the SET system.
IMPORTANT: When changing filter cartridges for both engine and hydraulic systems, the gasket and O-ring supplied with the filter cartridges should be changed at the same time. When changing the gasket and O-ring it is important to make sure that they are seated properly to avoid leaks. See page 11 for filter cartridge replacement procedure.
The filter mounting bracket is attached to the frame. Secure bracket with the 3/8″ bolts, nuts and washers. Install the filter vessel to the bracket and ensure that the mount is solid.
Use an oil drain pan to prevent spillage of oil.
Remove the designated pressure plug from the engine block, filter housing or oil cooler and replace with the appropriate #4JIC fitting. The engine side of fitting must be coated with thread sealant or thread tape. This will connect to the IN port on the filter.
You may wish to drain the oil from the sump prior to the next step to prevent spillage of oil. If oil is not drained, place a cap on or tape the end of the JIC fitting prior to assembly. This will keep the oil from draining before hoses are attached.
Use caution to prevent contact with hot motor oil. Remove the spare plug on the side of the oil sump pan (or alternate return port) and replace with the supplied #4 JIC fitting. The oil sump side of fitting must be coated with thread sealant or Teflon tape. This is the oil return, and will connect to the OUT port on the filter.
Beginning with the newly installed engine fittings, determine the proper end (90° or straight) to ensure the best possible routing. Push hose fittings into hose ends. Use an oil based lubricant on the barb ends to ease with installation of the hose fittings –clamps are not necessary– and tighten onto fittings in engine block and oil sump. Do not over tighten, as the fittings may crack when over tightened. Route hoses to filter while taking precautions to avoid routing that would cause damage to hoses by rubbing, pinching, cutting, etc.
Secure hoses with cable ties, beginning at the engine, and working towards filter unit. Hoses can be cut to proper length after proper routing is assured.
After determining the proper length, cut hoses. Install JIC fittings onto hoses and connect to the bottom of the filter unit. Take special note to ensure that the port labeled IN is connected to the pressure hose, and the port labeled OUT connects to the return hose. Complete the installation by securing hoses with cable ties.
Check and tighten if necessary, the center bolt on the filter vessel lid. Start the engine and check for oil leaks. Allow the engine oil to get warm. The filter vessel should be warm to the touch. This is a good indication of proper engine oil flow.
The addition of this filter to your engine will increase the capacity of your oil sump. You should check oil level and add makeup oil as needed. The oil in the filter vessel will drain to the oil pan when the engine is off, therefore your oil dipstick should show a slight overfill when the engine is cold.
IMPORTANT: When changing filter cartridges, please note that the gasket and O-ring supplied with the filter cartridges should be changed at the same time. When changing the gasket and O-ring it is important to make sure that they are seated properly to avoid oil leaks. See page 11 for filter cartridge replacement procedure.
Filter Cartridge Replacement Procedure
These steps should be used for replacement of the SET Filter Cartridge:
Turn the equipment off and if possible, let the filter drain for a few minutes to allow the filter change to be as dry as possible. NOTE: When changing hydraulic filters it is helpful to open the tank fill cap to relieve any residual air pressure or release the pressure with the pressure relief valve, if available. This eliminates oil back flow into the filter from the air pressure in the tank.
Slowly remove the lid of the filter vessel by loosening and removing the attachment bolt located on the top center of the filter. Gently break the seal between the lid and the filter vessel.
Remove the lid.
Use your index finger to grasp the center brass ring at the top center of the filter. Pull the filter from the filter vessel (a back and forth motion may be required to release the filter) and insert the used filter in the supplied disposal bag that came with the replacement filter.
Using a gasket pick or small screwdriver, gently remove the lid gasket from the lid taking care not to scratch the machined groove of the lid. Use a clean cloth rag to clean the inside of the filter vessel, machined gasket groove and lid. Remove any residue or dirt that may be on the lid under the O-ring washer. Inspect the filter vessel area for any debris.
Firmly insert the new replacement filter cartridge into the filter vessel, press down firmly to ensure that the filter seats at the bottom of the vessel.
Lubricate the new gasket with clean oil and insert into the machined groove of the filter vessel lid. Remove the old O-ring from the attachment bolt and put a new lightly lubricated O-ring that was supplied with the new filter cartridge on the bolt.
Install the lid onto the filter vessel and secure the lid to the filter vessel by tightening the bolt to at least 30 foot pounds. It is recommended that a torque wrench be used when possible and that the wrench be set at 20 to 25 foot pounds of torque to ensure leak free operation. Restart equipment and inspect filter vessel and lines for any leaks.