AIR FILTERS – INTRO & FEATURES

Why is selection of your air filters so important? The average engine consumes about 10,000 litres of air for every litre of diesel fuel it burns. However as little as 250 grams of dirt can destroy a heavy-duty engine. A typical off-road vehicle is exposed to 1.5 to 2.5 tons of airborne dirt each year which means first-rate filtration is critical to the life of the engine. The air filters on a vehicle play an important role in protecting the engine from contaminants of all sizes – from easily visible granules of dirt and sand to microscopic soot particles – which can cause premature engine wear and failure. The media in WIX air filters have nine pleats per inch, resulting in a longer life and the ability to capture more engine-killing contaminants.

Here’s some of the unique features on our heavy-duty air filters:                                                                           

  • Specially plated metal end caps with welded handles provide superior strength and allow for easy removal and installation
  • Clear silicone lube on the seals allows for easy installation and removal
  • More hot melt stabilization beads to provide better media utilization (up to 50% more)
  • Fully moulded gaskets with no seams eliminate the possibility of bypass and retain a positive seal under all temperatures and operating conditions
  • Pads included where needed to protect the filter from damage during shipping
  • Corrosion-resistant 0.7 mm thick expanded metal bodies support the media pleats to protect them from impact and compression damage
  • Protective outer media stabilization sleeve that prevents media damage from back pulse
  • Instruction sheet as needed for special applications
  • Superior mould design and filter finish produces a higher quality product with less chance of structural failure