MC’S AutoFactors carry an extensive stock of oil filters for all Ford vehicle models. So if you are looking for an oil filter for your Ford please call our parts hotline at (01) 408 9042 today for the best value available anywhere, plus next day express delivery of your Ford oil filter to any destination throughout Ireland.
What is a Car Oil Filter?
The main function of your vehicle’s oil filter is to filter and clean the engine oil. Oil’s ability to perform it’s main functions i.e. cooling the engine by transferring heat; sealing the gap between piston rings and cylinder walls; absorbing contaminants; and suspending soot particles would be compromised as the oil became saturated with the by-products of combustion. The oil filter removes these by-products from the oil. The filter material is usually made from synthetic fibre.
The engine’s oil pump sends the oil directly to the filter, where it enters from holes in the perimeter of the base plate. The dirty oil is pushed under pressure through the filter fibre material and back through the central hole, where it goes back into the engine. Normally filters have two media types. The primary media filters particles as small as 25-30 microns . The secondary media can stop particles as small as 5-10 microns. Over time the build up of suspended particles in the media will prevent the oil flowing through the filter. A bypass valve is incorporated in the engine’s filter assembly to handle that situation, but once the oil bypasses the filter no cleaning action takes place. The oil filter should changed before this point is reached.
Always Choose a the Right Oil Filter for your Vehicle
Not all oil filters are created equal. Just because an oil filter fits and it looks the part does not mean it is suitable for your vehicle. You may save a few Euro by buying an inferior oil filter but the long term cost, if it fails, would make any short term savings totally insignificant. It is far better to spend a few extra Euro on the most suitable oil filter for your vehicle rather than to have to pay for a new engine. Oil filters are made to match engine requirements i.e. to maintain the appropriate oil pressure, flow volume, pressure relief valve opening and filtration. Always select an oil filter that is designed and manufactured specifically to work with your type of engine and oil system.
If you need to order the correct replacement Ford oil filter please contact MC’s today.