Road star oil filter relocation kit
Oil filters are a simple - but effective - tool for removing dust, grime, and other particles from engine oil, before the oil heads into the sensitive inner engine. Exchanging your factory oil filter for the superior patented technology of K&N's high performance oil filters means better and longer lasting filtration. Oil filters are disposable; at prescribed intervals, this filter is removed, replaced and thrown away. Most states now require that oil filters be drained completely before disposal, which adds to the cost of an oil change, but helps to reduce pollution. Oil filters are made up of a porous media of paper-like material contained within a metal canister. An elastomeric seal seals the oil filter to the engine.
Engine heat is created from friction of moving parts and the ignition of fuel inside the cylinder. Oil carries heat away from these hot surfaces as it flows downward and dissipates heat to the surrounding air when it reaches the crankcase. Engine builders publish recommended intervals, often using charts that factor in conditions and mileage or hours. You will never go wrong if you adhere to these recommendations faithfully, or change oil even more often.
Waste oil includes oils which have not been used, such as virgin oil tank bottoms or cleanup residues from a product spill. In addition, used oil must be recycled or burned for energy recovery. Waste oil filters are also recovered and once processed, the constituent parts recycled. They are stored in 205 litre drums, before being consigned to a specialist company, where they are compacted in a large oil filter press.
Recycling used oil filters means that every last drop of the filter's steel, paper, oil, and plastic can have a new useful life. Recycling filters also means that we can protect our waterways from some pollution. Recycling all the filters sold annually in the United States would result in the recovery of about 160,000 tons of steel, or enough steel to make 16 new stadiums the size of Atlanta's Olympic Stadium. Recycling is the best management option for used filters. The metal recovered can be reused, saving raw material and energy used for producing new products.
Drain the filter of any oil. Using a sharp tool, puncture a hole in the dome end of the filter or through the antidrain back valve located on the flat end of it. Drain oil into a clean container with a tight fitting lid (soda pop bottles and milk jugs are OK). Avoid plastic bottles once used for bleach, cleaners or other automobile fluids, such as antifreeze. Drain oil filters upside down over a container of used motor oil for at least 12 hours before taking them to a drop-off location. Put filters in a sealed container to prevent leaks.