Como Filtration Systems

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Black Gold Filtration Systems

Your engine oil performs four main functions: it lubricates moving parts, cools the engine, removes particles and deposits, and seals the combustion chambers. Particulate contamination damages engines, and oil must be kept clean to keep engines running longer.

Sources of contamination include:

  • Soot from combustion
  • Abrasive dust from intake air
  • Metal wear particles from the engine itself

Oil must work in close clearances, often in the one to ten micron range. For this reason, particles that can fit into these tight clearances (from one to ten microns) cause the most engine wear. Ordinary full-flow oil filters use pleated paper and can only filter through the paper's 1/32" thickness. Lab tests show OEM specified full-flow filters leave over 10,000 particles per milliliter (cubic centimeter) that are ten microns or finer. 

Soot particles form when diesel fuel is burned, and it agglomerates when particles join together to form larger, more damagin carbon granules. These granules are too small to be removed by full-flow filters, and they circulate in the oil and build up in the combustion chambers. Both hard and soft soot is produced. Hard soot wears the engine as it flows while soft soot shortens the life of the oil by chemically reacting with oil additives. 

Furthermore, air filters allow fine particles to enter your engine. When this dust enters the cylinder, some of it is trapped in oil on the cylinder walls. These contaminants wash into the crankcase and circulate through your engine, scratching metal as they go.

Finally, metal particles enter when abrasive dust and soot scratch your engine's critical parts. These metal particles are often work-hardened in the removal process, and are carried by the oil to critical bearing and other lubricated surfaces where they can cause more abrasive wear.

The COMO Black Gold Filtration System extends oil and engine life by:

  • Virtually eliminating the major causes of engine wear by removing contaminants in the one to ten micron range
  • Increasing time between oil changes by continually cleaning the oil
  • Protecting oil from breakdown by absorbing coolant and water

The COMO Black Gold Filtration System provides:

  • Auxillary bypass filtration: Our filter works in conjunction with your engine's full-flow filter, so you always have the basic filtration designed by your engine manufacturer
  • Particulate removal down to one micron or finer with virtually all particles three microns or larger being removed
  • Water removal of up to one gallon