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We Offer Donaldson Engine and Hydraulic Aftermarket Filters to replace Baldwin Filters in the UK.

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We Offer Donaldson Engine and Hydraulic Aftermarket Filters to replace Baldwin Filters in the UK.

At Sterling Filtration Ltd we offer over 3,000 Donaldson equivalent filters to replace your Baldwin filters. They cover a huge range of engine filters (main air, safety air, lubricating oil, fuel, fuel water separators) and hydraulic system filters.

Please check out our range by clicking on the Donaldson Brand Icon below.

If you have any requirements for Baldwin equivalent filters please give us a call today on 01902 491118. We are here to service your filter needs!

Filters for Trucks

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Filters for Trucks.

The range of trucks in the haulage and transportation sector in the UK is vast and they all require engine and hydraulic filter elements. Our range of aftermarket filters covers a huge range of these applications including filters for: Dennis Eagle, ERF, Foden, Hino, Hyundai, Isuzu, Iveco, DAF, MAN, Mercedes, Scania, Volvo and many, many more.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your engine and hydraulic circuit filters can avoid breakdowns and lengthy downtime of your machine. Holding a set of filters in stock can also reduce the amount of time that your machine is down when the lead time for replacement filters is more than a few days.

At Sterling Filtration we endeavour to hold as much stock for as many machines as possible. If you have an urgent filter requirement, a breakdown to repair or are just looking for competitively priced filters for stock please give us a call today.

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Heavy Duty Applications

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Our aftermarket filtration range covers a huge section of heavy duty applications.

The heavy duty aftermarket in the UK is made up of many hundreds of machines and static equipment that require regular filter servicing to maintain their optimum performance. We can identify and hold large stocks of filters for machines including: Atlast Copco, Barford, Benford, Bomag, Case Poclain, Caterpillar, Doosan Daewoo, Demag, Fiat Hitachi and Kobelco, Fuchs, Hanix, Hyundai, Iveco, John Deere, Kaeser, Komatsu, Kubota, Liebherr, Lombardini, Massey Ferguson, Matbro, Mitsubishi, New Holland, Samsung, Shaeff, Sennebogen, Takeuchi, Terex, Volvo, Yanmar and many, many more.

Regular, scheduled maintenance of your engine and hydraulic circuit filters can avoid breakdowns and lengthy downtime of your machine. Holding a set of filters in stock can also reduce the amount of time that your machine is down when the lead time for replacement filters is more than a few days.

At Sterling Filtration we endeavour to hold as much stock for as many machines as possible. If you have an urgent filter requirement, a breakdown to repair or are just looking for competitively priced filters for stock please give us a call today.

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SCHUPP FILTERS NOW AVAILABLE

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Schupp filters are now available from Sterling Filtration Ltd. Schupp are a worldwide brand offering 1000’s of aftermarket air, lube oil, fuel and hydraulic filters for many common on and off highway applications. We can offer competitively priced Schupp original filters, what ever your current Schupp original requirements may be.

If you require Schupp filter replacement elements please give us a call today.

WIX FILTERS NOW AVAILABLE

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Wix filters are now available from Sterling Filtration Ltd. Wix are a worldwide brand offering 1000’s of aftermarket air, lube oil, fuel and hydraulic filters for many common on and off highway applications. We can offer competitively priced Wix original filters, what ever your current Wix original requirements may be.

If you require WAM filter replacement elements please give us a call today.

Compatibility of Filter Media with Hydraulic Fluids

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Compatibility of Filter Media.

Filter media can be divided into two broad categories, natural fibres (usually cellulose) and synthetic or man made fibres (usually fibre glass or woven wire mesh), although many different variations and types of media do exist, many filters fall into one of these two categories.

Fluid to be Filtered Recommended Media
Petroleum-based Cellulose, Glass fibre
Phosphate Ester Glass Fibre
Diester Glass Fibre
Water Glycol Glass Fibre
Water-Oil Emulsion Glass Fibre
Biodegradable Fluid HWCF* Glass Fibre
Course Filtration Wire Mesh

* High water content filtration

Notes on seals:

Filters with seals made of BunaN are appropriate for most applications involving petroleum oil and some high water content fluids. Filters with seals made of Viton® of Fluorel® (both fluoroelastomers) are required when using diesters, phosphate ester fluids.

(Viton and Fluorel are registered trademarks of DuPont Dow Elastomers and 3M)

Don’t Retighten a Lube or Oil Filter Once it has Been Installed.

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To avoid cross-threading DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN OR RETIGHTEN a filter. Follow These Proper Steps for Installation of Engine Lube Spin-on Filters

The spin-on engine lube filter is a commonly serviced component on your vehicle. To insure normal oil filter service life and to prevent oil leakage or possible internal engine damage, the following procedure should be followed when replacing spin-on engine lube filters.

Before Installation:

  • Unscrew and remove the old filter.
  • Remove the old filter gasket if still attached to the base.
  • Wipe the filter mounting base or head with a clean cloth.

To Install a Spin-on Lube Filter:

1. If manufacturer recommends, fill new filter with oil on the dirty side. Do not pour the oil down the clean oil centre tube.

2. Apply a thin film of clean motor oil to the new filter gasket. Do not use grease.

3. To avoid cross-threading, line up the filter threads to the mounting base/head carefully. Screw the new filter on until the gasket contacts the base.

4. Follow the instructions on the filter for final tightening torque specification. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.

5. Check the gasket of the new filter to be sure it is properly seated in the groove.

Note that not all filters require the use of tools for changing.

After Installation:

6. Be sure the oil reaches the full level on the dipstick.

7. Start engine and check for leaks around the oil filter and drain plug. Correct the source of leaks if any are observed.

8. Shut the engine off and recheck the oil level. Add oil if needed.

Always dispose of old oil and used filters responsibly.

Watch Out for Old Compression Gaskets.

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Watch Out for Old Compression Gaskets. When changing any filter that has a gasket – use caution as old gaskets may stick.

A compression seal is a means of preventing migration of liquids, gases or solid contaminates across a joint or opening in an assembly or housing. A seal not only prevents the escape of fluid from inside and foreign material from entering the system from outside, but it must provide for easy installation and removal. A new gasket is critical for proper filter function.

Remember…

  • Remove used gaskets and clean the sealing area thoroughly
  • Always use a new gasket with a replacement filter
  • Over-tightening the filter may damage the head
  • Dispose of used filters properly

The Purpose of an anti drain back valve.

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What is the Purpose of an anti drain back valve?

Modern engines are engineered to an extremely delicate manufacture and need to avoid any kind of wear and tear caused by starting and operating them. Oil is essential to lubricate moving parts to avoid wear particles being created which can cause problems and is also necessary to carry such particles back to the sump or to the oil filter.

Many modern oil filter canisters have inbuilt anti drain back valves which serve two important functions. The first is: if the canister is mounted side-on or at a slight angle. It helps avoid any air that may be in the system getting trapped in filters mounted in such a way. By not allowing the oil to drain back to the sump air cannot be drawn into the system. Trapped air can cause an ‘air lock’ effecting the filters operation. Also any trapped air can also be pushed through the system causing moments of ‘dry wear.’ Dry wear is when moving parts rub against each other without oil present, this is how particles can be introduced into the system and damage can be caused such as seizing.

The second function is simply to stop the oil from completely draining from the engine when it’s not running. This means that from the moment that you start your engine it is lubricated which helps prevent a cold start causing dry wear and tear as previously mentioned.

It is important that if the OEM filters do contain an anti drain back valve that you use the correct aftermarket product. At Sterling Filtration we have an extensive cross referencing service to make sure that you get a specification-correct alternative rather than simply a will fit option.

T. R. A. P. Breathers. Thermally Reactive Advanced Protection.

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T.R.A.P. BREATHER

(Thermally Reactive Advanced Protection)

Part No. P56 4669

The T.R.A.P. breather begins absorbing moisture at 15% relative humidity compared to 40% humidity for silica gel. This is particularly advantageous for use on short cycles of hydraulic circuits.

Increased prevention of condensation at an earlier stage helps prevent corrosion, maintain fluid quality and extends fluid life.

Its lightweight robust structure makes it is suitable for stationary and mobile applications and it’s also effective to -40F.

The reversible flow through the media allows moisture to exit the tank or reservoir.

It stops particles down to 3 micron.

1” NPT

A visual indicator, activated by pressure differential, flashes red to indicate change is needed.

Replacement and installation is easy. Simply hand tightens.

Call Sterling Filtration for more details: 01902 491118

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