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How to Prevent the Problem of Short Element Life



1. The inlet must be located away from heavy dust concentrations.
2. Check the inlet location; make it sure that exhaust gases are directed above and away from the air cleaner inlet. Soot from exhaust is a prime enemy of paper filters.
3. The air supply to the air cleaner must be must be of adequate size and unrestricted.
4. Check the air cleaner to make sure it is the correct size for the engine.
5. The air cleaner element must be new when installed. It is not good practice to clean air cleaner, it could be damaged in this process.
6. Make sure the clean air ducting after the air cleaner is unrestricted and it is of adequate size.
7. Check the service indicator for damage, working lock-up function, and correct calibration per engine manufacturers recommendation.