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When to change a provent filter

Supplier: Cost Effective Maintenance
27 February, 2019

ProVent 200 Catch Cans do a remarkable job of filtering oily crank case fumes from entering the inlet area. One of the common mistakes people make is not replacing the filter, or not knowing when to c

Depending on the age and condition of the engine the ProVent Filter will be good from anywhere from 20 000 kms to 40 000 kms. Yes, this is a big window of difference, however once you replace the first filter, the ongoing filters will usually last a lot longer.

Maintaining a ProVent 200 Catch Can

  • Check it has been installed correctly with no kinks or poor fitting clamps.
  • Remember to regularly drain the excess hose. We recommend doing this every 5000 kms. If the excess hose is not drained it can collect enough oil to fill the can with waste oil and this will stop it from filtering correctly
  • In the cooler months you may find some water condensation in the filter. This is nothing to be alarmed about.
  • The filter can be dripping with oil. This is perfectly normal. This does not mean it needs replacing.

When does the ProVent Filter need changing ?

There is no specific time frame listed for when to change a ProVent filter. Usually once the filter has reached around 20 000 kms it’s time to make a closer inspection.

Firstly, inspect the outside of the can for any oily residue. This is the tell-tale sign that the filter needs replacing. When the filter is unable to work  correctly, oily residue releases from the pressure valve in the can lid and begins coating the outside of the can. This oily residue on the outside of the can is easily noticed. It is now time to replace the filter.

For any questions you may have on fitting or replacing ProVent filters, contact us on +61 7 3376 6188.