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#1 FilledTires OFFLINE  

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 07:08 PM

Just wanted to document an upgrade to my Ford LGT 145 FEL.

 

Added an Oil Filter to the plumbing.

 

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Posted September 15, 2014 - 07:12 PM

Looks like changing it out will be a snap.  :thumbs:



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Posted September 15, 2014 - 09:02 PM

Is the filter in the suction line or return line?

 

I know manufacturers, engineers, and mechanics all have 100 different opinions.

 

Ben W.



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Posted September 15, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Is the filter in the suction line or return line?

 

I know manufacturers, engineers, and mechanics all have 100 different opinions.

 

Ben W.

The filter is on the low pressure suction line going from the reservoir to the pump.


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Posted September 15, 2014 - 10:00 PM

The filter is on the low pressure suction line going from the reservoir to the pump.

 

I was just curious to see how you did it.  I always preferred the suction line filters myself, I think they are where you need a filter most.

 

Ben W.


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Posted September 16, 2014 - 03:29 AM

Nice job!
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Posted September 16, 2014 - 04:57 AM

Looks good on there!


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Posted November 02, 2014 - 10:55 PM

Hi All,

 

So it turns out I installed the wrong filter on my tractor. I installed a 10 Micron Return Filter on my suction line which caused flow issues and 1 instance of cavitation.

 

I should have installed a 149 Micron Suction Line Filter to the tractor. (Northern Tool Part 778645)  http://www.northernt...66912_200466912

 

Don't make the same mistake I did! 

 

I am correcting this error ASAP!


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Posted November 04, 2014 - 04:51 AM

You think that caused issues.... Wait until it gets cold out.... Suction line needs free constant flow. A screen is all that shouldbe needed. If your system and tank are clean then all you need to filter is return oil.
Auto engine pumps DO NOT DRAW THROUGH A FILITER They pump through it . Sucking through the filter will wear out the pump fa. if it cavitates .. Especially if its a vain pump. And cavitating a gear pump is really bad for the gears as the air is replacing oil it creates a corrosive effect and pits the gears. Thismine
why hydraulic oil has anti foaming agents along with anti ware agents in it .Engine oils dont have the quantity of these agents in it. Instead they have anti carbon and detergents to keep things clean.
If that were mine I would filter the return line and use an inline screen filter for the suction side. 149 micron is not as good as 10 micron on the return side ;-)
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Posted November 04, 2014 - 09:59 PM

Thanks for the advice. I will take it, and re-pipe that!






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