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Anyone with a basic understanding of car engines and can install Diesel Dog’s fuel filters. Our Diesel Dog kit already comes with a filter unit, a vehicle specific stainless steel mounting bracket and a complete set of fuel hose, clamps and hardware for you to install it. Our secondary filters are meant to be installed after the factory filter and are designed to improve your vehicle’s performance.
Most of our filters can be installed and replaced quickly depending on your experience level.
Prepare Your Vehicle
Before you install your secondary filter, make sure that your car engine is off, and that your vehicle is fully secured. You cannot risk your vehicle rolling while you work, as this could cause serious injury. As an extra precaution, secure the wheels by adding a stopper on either side, just to make sure that your car stays in place.
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Four wheel drive diesel vehicles are the transport of choice for today’s tradie, business owner, tourer, parent and the weekend warrior. They provide safety, versatility and practicability not found in anything else. From on the job site to dropping the kids off at school to getting a load of firewood on the weekend, it’s the humble ute which is the vehicle of choice. It’s not surprising then, that three of the top 10 cars sold in Australia in 2016 were common rail diesel 4WD’s.
Like anything that you want to last the distance however, proper maintenance is key to the longevity and reliability. Filtermax have been in the industry for more than two decades – we know exactly what your engine needs for heavy-duty protection.
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There are many factors to consider when maintaining the performance of your 4WD. Reading the owner’s manual is a good way to be informed on what you need to do. There are different systems in a 4WD that need regular maintenance. Brakes, exhaust, emission and engine cooling are some systems that need to be regulated. Don’t forget that lighting, wipers, wheels and transmission should also be regularly checked.
To help you sustain your 4WD’s superior condition, Diesel Dog offers fuel filter kits that enhance your 4WD’s fuel filtration system. Improving a fuel filtration system can positively affect the other systems and parts of a vehicle.
Your 4WD’s fuel system functions with the engine control system to deliver the lowest possible emissions. If ever you notice that your exhaust is emitting white smoke, your fuel system may be burning oil instead of fuel. This may be due to an oil contamination in your fuel system.
One way to avoid this is to improve the efficiency of the 4WD’s primary fuel filtration system by installing a secondary fuel filter. The secondary fuel filter makes fuel undergo a final filtering process that eliminates water and other contaminants that remain from the primary filtration process.
Filters and Fluids
Other than the fuel filter, you will have to check the other filtration systems to ensure maximum vehicle performance. Your 4WD’s filters are crucial to the longevity of your 4WD and your comfort. Air filters can trap dirt particles to avoid damage to the engine’s cylinders, walls and pistons. Cabin filters trap bacteria and dust that harm a 4WD’s ventilation system.
Diesel Dog provides service kits that contain air, fuel and oil filters that provide the highest level of protection allowing you to maintain your 4WD's optimal performance. If you have questions about our products, call 1800 672 844.
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The seemingly unbreakable Hilux is a trusty steed indeed. But, like anything you want to last, a good maintenance schedule is crucial for long, trouble-free motoring. Apart from your brakes and engine, you should also look at maintaining your Hilux’s oil and other fluids.
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Diesel Dog is a leading supplier of filters for 4WD vehicles. We offer our premium products to four-wheel drive enthusiasts and anyone looking to improve the filtration protection of their vehicles. Diesel Dog’s fuel filter and service kit products are made for the current generation of four-wheel drive and light commercial vehicles, fitted with common rail fuel injection systems.
These systems function at tremendously high pressure and very close tolerances. However, modern fuel systems alone do not offer optimised protection and water stripping ability. The addition of a final fuel filter can further protect your fuel system and ensure the fuel quality required.