Changing engine oil every 200 hours is a fact of life-or is it? Some commercial fleets running MER’s new SCOR oil regeneration system are now extending their oil change intervals up to 12,000 hours. Some users never change their oil at all.
Features and Benefits:
1-Increases engine life
2-Improves fuel efficiency by maintaining oil lubricity, purity and additives
3-Extends oil and filter change interval according to oil analysis
4-Removes the soot
5-Proven technology improved by additive impregnated filters
6-Easy to install and monitor
What’s a bypass filter you ask? It’s a secondary oil filter for your engine that more thoroughly removes contaminants from the oil. To understand what it does, and why they’re important, it’s good to compare them to how an engine’s regular oil filter operates. An engine’s standard oil filter is full flow, meaning it filters all the oil from the engine’s oil pump before it circulates through the engine, lubricating and cooling engine components. A full flow filter is limited in how well it can filter the oil before it restricts oil flow to the engine too much. The finer the filtration, the more restriction it creates. Too much restriction and the engine does not get adequate lubrication. A bypass system diverts a small portion of the oil coming from the pump, filters it, and bypasses the oil past the engine back to the oil pan. What the filter lacks in volume it makes up in refinement. Regular filters can only filter down to around 25 microns, any smaller and the flow would be too restricted through the filter. A good bypass filter takes out all particles bigger than a micron, particles 1/25 the size of what the standard filter catches. It’s a lot like a swimming pool filter-continuously filtering a portion of the water, over time adding up to the whole pool.
Bypass filtration isn’t a new idea and there are several makes available. We just think SCOR does it the best. They have been manufacturing oil bypass filtration systems since 1988 and added several improvements to the technology over the years. It can be used for filtration of the engine, transmission, and hydraulic oil.
What sets them apart are three things:
1-Superior filtration, because they filter to less than one micron. The finished oil actually has fewer impurities than brand new oil out of the jug.
2-Oil Additive Package. Besides keeping the oil cleaner than new, it maintains the oil’s additives by impregnating the filter media with a time released additive package. It doesn’t matter how clean the oil is if the additives that protect engine components are worn out, the oil would still need to be changed.
3-Heater Element. SCOR is the only bypass filter that incorporates a heater element to remove moisture from the lube oil. If you’re not removing moisture, you can’t extend the oil change interval.
These added features are what allow oil change intervals to be extended longer than with any other filtration system. Some trucking fleets running the systems just never change their oil, even after a million miles. There’s nothing wrong with changing your engine oil every 200 hours. That’s the conventional wisdom. We’ve been skeptical of the claims that you can go thousands of hours without changing your oil. We did our homework. We’ve talked to the fleet managers who use the products and read the military and independent laboratory test studies. It really does work.