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    Learn more about Air filter Master-Sport Automobiltechnik (MS) GmbH - operation method, diagnosis, causes of faults and replacement intervals.

    Air Filter is a part of the intake system. It is designed to purify the air entering the engine from dust.

    Types of Air Filters

    By way of filtration:

    • inertial;
    • oil bath;
    • paper;
    • zero resistance.

    By design:

    • ring;
    • panel;
    • cylindrical.

    Air filter construction

    The most common type of air filters is a paper filter. The filter material in it is made of special paper and placed in a separate housing.

    Operation of air filters

    Filters are scheduled for replacement every 10 000 km of the run. Adverse working conditions can significantly shorten the life of these elements, so it is recommended to check their condition more frequently: after 5 000-8 000 kilometers. Do not neglect it, because dust if gets into the combustion chamber can cause engine malfunction.

    Faults of air filters

    • service life limit;
    • clogging;
    • defects of the filter material;
    • damage to the case.

    Symptoms of air filter faults

    • loss of engine power;
    • Increased noise during engine operation;
    • hindered engine start or engine wobble;
    • increased fuel consumption;
    • a higher percentage of carbon monoxide in the exhaust;
    • black or bluish tinge of exhaust gases.

    Causes of air filters malfunctions

    • recommended replacement intervals are ignored;
    • oil or water got into filter;
    • the car rides on dusty roads;
    • the item is incorrectly installed;
    • the filter is mismatched or is of low quality;
    • leaking or clogged nozzles in the intake system or the case ventilation system.


    Assessment of the air filter state is easy. You’ll notice damage and pollution as soon as you remove the filter material from the case. Typically, the casing is secured by screws or clips. So it should be removed after loosening the screws.

    The part should be checked for dirt every 5 000-8 000 kilometers. If the filter is clogged slightly, you can try to blow him or shake out the dirt.

    Pay attention to oily or damp spots on the surface. If there are any, find out if there is oil leakage or if the radiator is defective.

    Noticing the significant damage, see about the diagnosis of cylinders and pistons of the engine: if large mechanical particles get into the combustion chamber, it can lead to serious malfunctions.

    Replacement of air filters

    The filter material is a consumable, so if it fails it is immediately replaced. The replacement process is quick and simple. You need nothing except a screwdriver and a new filter material.


    Learn more about Fuel filter Master-Sport Automobiltechnik (MS) GmbH - operation method, diagnosis, causes of faults and replacement intervals.

    Fuel filter’s function is to clean fuel from dirt, small particles and other foreign objects falling into the tank along with it. The absence of a filter can lead to clogging of fuel system components, engine malfunction and reduce lifespan of injection device and a fuel pump.

    Types and construction of fuel filter

    Carburetor. Filtration Quality is 15-20 micrometers. The housing is made of transparent nylon, which allows to monitor the level of contamination. The filter element is made of pressed cellulose and synthetic fibers.

    Injection. The element does not pass in particles larger than 5-10 micrometers. The design is somewhat more complicated because of the greater degree of purity and a high pressure fuel line injector system. Materials used are mostly aluminum metal or heavy-duty plastic.

    Diesel. Differences in structure are primarily caused by increased moisture content in the diesel fuel and the sensitivity of the apparatus. In the process of purification water, having a high density is deposited on the bottom of the filter and then removed from the system. Some models come with heating for preventing the formation of paraffins in the fuel at low temperatures.

    Operation of the fuel filter

    Checking the fuel filter is conducted during a planned inspection. The element service life averages 20-60 thousand kilometers, depending on the type of the fuel system. Late replacement can lead to failure of the fuel pump, injection system and other expensive items.

    Malfunction of the fuel filter

    • pollution;
    • mechanical damage;
    • gaskets and seals wear.

    Symptoms of the fuel filter failure

    • loss of power;
    • increased fuel consumption;
    • engine stalls;
    • jerks when driving uphill;
    • the engine is hard to start;
    • smudges of fuel on the joints.

    Causes of failure of the fuel filter

    • low quality fuel;
    • ingress of foreign particles into the fuel system;
    • improper installation;
    • operation of the motor in an idling mode for a long time.

    Replacement of the fuel filter

    Repair of the fuel filter is not carried out, at a failure of the item it is to be replaced. Having a basic set of tools, you can do it by yourself. First of all, you should take care of security just in case prepare a fire extinguisher, ventilate the area, reduce the pressure of the fuel system, and disconnect the battery.

    The plan of actions:

    • turn off the fuel pump relay;
    • start the engine and let it go off on its own;
    • loose the fastenings and dismantle the old part;
    • install a new filter and make sure there are no leaks in the joints;
    • first connect the relay and then the battery terminals;
    • start the engine and check correct operation.

    Learn more about Oil filter Master-Sport Automobiltechnik (MS) GmbH - operation method, diagnosis, causes of faults and replacement intervals.

    Oil filter is one of the lubrication system components. Its function is to clean the oil from contaminants.

    Types of oil filters

    By type of filtering:

    • mechanical;
    • gravity bed;
    • centrifugal;
    • magnetic.

    By construction features:

    • cartridge;
    • spin-on.

    The construction of the oil filter

    The most widespread kind of oil filter is mechanical, wherein the oil is cleaned through a special paper, felt or other materials.

    The part is actually a filter element enclosed in a housing with valves - bypass and back. The bypass valve is designed in order to pass oil into the engine without treatment (in case the filter element is clogged, or the consistency of oil has changed under the influence of low temperatures). The function of the back (or, as it is called, anti-drain) valve is to prevent the oil ingress into the crankcase.

    Exploitation of oil filters

    These components are recommended to be changed on the schedule together with engine oil: every 10-15 thousand kilometers. However, the service life of the filters may be reduced by the frequent cold engine starts and stops, prolonged operation of the engine at idle, low quality fuel use and air dustiness(for example, when driving on earth roads). If these factors are relevant to you, change the filter and the engine oil more frequently.

    Malfunctions of oil filters

    • end of service life;
    • clogging of the filter element;
    • damage to the housing;
    • functional failure of the valves.

    Symptoms of oil filters failure

    • after the vehicle standing oily spots are noticeable under the engine;
    • the engine constantly overheats;
    • oil is consumed in excessive amount;
    • after the engine start oil pressure indicator on the dashboard lights up too long;
    • filter housing is swelled.

    Causes of oil filters failure

    • the filter used is of low quality;
    • poor-quality lubricants are used;
    • filter is incorrectly selected or incorrectly set;
    • the item is not replaced in time, and continues to be operated;
    • type of oil does not comply with the automaker requirements;
    • sealing elements have worn out;
    • the engine is not warmed up properly before high-speed driving.


    Assessment of oil filter performance is based on indirect signs of faults (chief among them are the increase in consumption of lubricants and oil pressure indicator reading), as well as on a cursory inspection.

    If you notice any serious damage to the filter housing, as a preventive measure it is better to check if the engine and lubrication system are functioning properly.

    Replacement of oil filters

    Oil filters should be changed regularly. This operation is best left to professionals because the process is quite time consuming. Furthermore, the errors of replacement may result in an engine malfunction.


    Learn more about Cabin filters (Pollen filter) - operation method, diagnosis, causes of faults and replacement intervals.

    Cabin filter removes contaminants from the air entering the passenger compartment. It is an element of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system.

    Types of cabin filters

    By way of purification:

    • mechanical;
    • adsorptive;
    • combined.

    By the material of the filter element:

    • paper;
    • coal.

    By design:

    • housing;
    • cartridge.

    The construction of cabin filters

    The part is filter element enclosed in a plastic frame. The latter can be mono- or multilayer. Mechanical cleaning filters (anti-dust) have a single-layer core. Air passes them through a special paper and is cleaned of mechanical particles. In the multilayer filter paper plate elements are interspersed with activated carbon, which is capable of absorbing odors and toxic gases.

    Operating cabin filters

    The item needs to be replaced regularly. Terms of the planned replacement are usually found in the technical documentation of the car and, depending on the vehicle model may vary. As a rule, the efficiency time of the filter in the recommendations of car manufacturers is measured as one or two years (20 000-60 000 km). But many motorists prefer to change it more frequently: every six months or every 10 000-15 000 kilometers. In any case, if you notice that the itemhas lost functionality, replace it: the purity of the air inside the car affects health.

    Faults of cabin filters

    • deformation of the body;
    • contamination of the work surface;
    • end of service life;
    • damage to the filter element.

    Symptoms of cabin filters faults

    • there is an unpleasant smell in the cabin;
    • windows begin to fog up;
    • temperature regime is difficult to regulate;
    • air flow enters the interior of the car with difficulty;
    • outside odors begin to penetrate into the interior.

    Causes of cabin filters faults

    • service life has come to an end;
    • vehicle often drives on dusty roads;
    • mistakes were made during the part installation;
    • a filter element is exposed to moisture or oil;
    • working surface was damaged.


    You can detect filter malfunction easily by its appearance. However, it is best to just take a habit to regularly change the cabin filter without having to wait until its condition becomes critical.

    Replacement of cabin filters

    Repair of cabin filter is not done. Replacement of parts can be easily carried out on your own.

    First do not forget to cover the interior with a protective material. Then remove the elements that impede access to the filter (it is usually enough to pull out the glove box). Then remove the filter housing and remove the item. In the case of using a removable cartridge, separate filter element and a frame. Install the new filter.

    Sometimes the design features of the car make independent filter replacement difficult. In this case, it is better to consult a service shop.



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Filters - car parts Master-Sport Automobiltechnik (MS) GmbH

All important information about operating method, mounting, diagnostics and service life

Filters are used to clean the vehicle’s operating environment of various impurities that may get into the system from either outside or inside due to the wear and tear of movable parts like pumps or...

Filters - car parts Master-Sport Automobiltechnik (MS) GmbH

All important information about operating method, mounting, diagnostics and service life

Filters are used to clean the vehicle’s operating environment of various impurities that may get into the system from either outside or inside due to the wear and tear of movable parts like pumps or compressors. Apart from that, there are filtering elements capable of absorbing moisture and gases.

Filter design

Most components consist of a housing and filtering element. The latter is made of intricately pleated paper, felt, or synthetic fibre. These materials have a porous structure, so they can let air or fluids through while trapping the particles that are larger than the pores. The design of some products includes a metal mesh that protects the filtering element from deformation.

Furthermore, there are a number of features that are characteristic of each type of filter. For example, air filters may be equipped with a kind of impeller designed to pre-clean highly polluted air. Oil ones are equipped with pressure relief (bypass) and anti-drain back valves which ensure timely and uninterrupted lubricant flow to the engine. Cabin air filters often have an additional activated carbon layer that absorbs gases. Fuel ones can be fitted with a special chamber to collect separated water, and filters used in air conditioning systems contain a special material which absorbs moisture.

Maintenance tips

  • You should always choose products that meet the specifications of your vehicle. Incompatible parts will be inefficient and may also fail earlier.
  • Use high-quality automotive fluids. Impurities contained in low-grade fuel and the use of unsuitable oil additives cause filtering elements to clog faster.
  • Avoid engine and gearbox overheating. High temperatures degrade the oil and lead to increased soot formation and accumulation of contaminants in the system.
  • When new oil, fuel, or hydraulic filters are being installed, you should always change the corresponding fluid too. Contaminants contained in the old one will cause premature failure of newly installed components. It is advisable to flush the corresponding systems using dedicated chemicals.

Symptoms of malfunction

Decreased efficiency of the corresponding systems may indicate that components are faulty. For example, clogged filtering elements in the air intake and fuel supply systems impair fuel–air mixture formation, which is accompanied by reduced engine power, increased fuel consumption, and impaired vehicle dynamics. In some cases, misfiring occurs. If the throughput capacity of the cabin air filter is restricted, you may notice dust accumulation on the dashboard, misty windows in wet weather and reduced performance of the heater and air conditioner. Sometimes there is an unpleasant smell inside the car. A clogged oil filter doesn’t usually show any noticeable symptoms as it is equipped with a bypass valve. On the other hand, it is easy to notice oil leakage in the place where the component is mounted.

Causes of malfunction

Poor-quality automotive fluids, such as oil and fuel, or wear and tear of the assemblies that have moving parts often cause premature contamination of filtering elements. Air filters can fail if the crankcase ventilation system is faulty, allowing oil into it. Cracks and deformation of the product may be caused by excessive pressure exerted during installation.


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