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You can now buy filters online at our new E-Shop.

The Filter Guys

Some of you may have noticed a change to our website, an  Online Shop!  Please take a look. We have been working on this new aspect of our business for the last few months and hope that it offers a quicker, easier and more convenient way for you to order your filters from us. Why not try and buy filters online with us today! 

Our core range of filter products has not changed. We are still working behind the scenes to increase the range of products that are available from our e-shop so if you require something that you cannot find there please fill out our ‘Contact Us’ form via our main site or give us a call on 01902 491118 and let one of our sales team help you find what you need.

Thank you for choosing to use Sterling Filtration and we hope that this new e-shop facility will help make your future purchases with us smooth, simple and even better than your usual on-the-phone experience.

 – The Filter Guys.

Restore/Restore Plus Coolant Cleaners

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Restore/Restore Plus Coolant Cleaners

Once a coolant system is fouled and plugged you will not succeed in removing the “dirt” by flushing with plain water. Fleetguard’s system cleaners Restore and Restore Plus address the variety of cleaning needs. They remove contamination without harming the metal surfaces, gaskets, hoses or plastic parts of a heavy-duty cooling system. Both cleaners work quickly and effectively to solve cooling system problems, saving cost-intensive downtime. Restore is an alkaline-based chelating cleaner particularly effective in cleaning silicate gel. It is also effective in removing oil contamination and solder bloom.

Restore Plus is an acid-based chelating cleaner designed to remove heavy rust and scale deposits. It is better at removal of oil and fuel fouling than alkaline cleaners.

How to use Restore and Restore Plus

  1. Drain the cooling system and dispose of used coolant. Backflush the system.
  1. Immediately add 1 litre of Restore or Restore Plus for each 10-15 litre of cooling system capacity and fill the system with plain water.
  1. Turn heater temperature switch to high to allow maximum coolant flow through heater core. Blower does not need to be turned on.
  1. Run the engine at normal operating temperature for 2 hours.
  1. Drain and flush the system with plain water and change your water filter if applied.
  1. Refill with a fully formulated Coolant (such as Fleetguard ES Compleat)

Cummins Heavy Duty Coolant cleaning fluids are available from Sterling Filtration Ltd. Call today for a competitive quotation. Tel: 01902 491118.

Air filters: What is the purpose of a safety filter?

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What is the purpose of a safety filter? Safety filter, secondary filter, inner filter; there are many names, we prefer to call it a safety filter.

A safety filter backs up the primary filter, and protects the clean air ducting while the primary is out of the housing during service. The engine should never be run with only a safety filter in place.

The safety filter is NOT a spare filter! Its purpose is to protect the engine if something goes wrong with the primary (main) filter. Until then, all it does is take up space and add a little bit of restriction.

What can go wrong with the primary filter?

It may have hidden damage from shipping that you missed when you inspected it before installation; damage from cleaning (if you carry out such an unrecommended procedure); maybe even a manufacturing glitch; mis-installation by the mechanic (but this never happens, right?); a ‘will-fit’ that doesn’t quite fit; or it’s the wrong part altogether and doesn’t fit at all into the housing (but mechanics would never try this, would they?)

All of these things happen more often than any of us like to think. We determined many years ago that a really good way to provide additional protection for large engines operating in heavy dust conditions was to always offer and for you to always use a safety filter.

There are some characteristics about the safety filter which you should be aware of, so you understand what it does and doesn’t do for your engine:

  • is smaller than the main filter, with less media.
  • is more open and less efficient for lower restriction.
  • has less contaminant-holding capacity so that it will plug rapidly if any engine-damaging dust particles get past a damaged primary filter.

A safety filter offers protection against mistakes when fitting and reduces the need to open the clean air side of the system by 66% (they usually only need changing once every three main filter changes) compared to systems without a safety filter. They are an excellent insurance against contaminants entering your engine and upon a critical failure of the main element can save your engine from serious damage.