Oil Filter

Oil Filter

What is the life expectancy of an oil filter?  I assume this is gauged by flying time?  Any general information about airplane oil filters' life expectanacy or otherwise would be appreciated?

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Re: Oil Filter

You change the oil filter when you change the oil.
You change the oil according to your specified maintenance schedule. This may vary depending on the aircraft, but is is commonly 50 hours or 4 months, whichever comes first.

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Thanks for your reply.

What happens if oil doesn't get changed regularly or is unfiltered?

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Simply put....your engine will die a premature death...

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Okay.  Can you describe the harm that your engine may incurr if the oil ran through the engine for 50 hours without being filtered or changed?  Will it pretty much just "die" upon that activity? 

Are there drastic differences in the engine oil/ oil filter systems/ functions of plane engines as opposed to car engines?

Thanks again.

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I suppose you could run the engine forever-unfiltered and never changed..just keep adding.  People do it with lawn mowers all the time.. Why are you asking the question?  Is this your plan?

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Thanks, again, for taking the time to respond to my questions.  The questions are not asked in relation to any plane specifically.  Just trying to learn a little more about the subject matter, so feel free to elaborate if you'd like.

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As far as Aircraft Maintenance & Practices.. Skimping to save money will catch up to you sooner or later.  Take care of your Equipment and it will take care of you.. No elaboration required.

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I think the "life" of ones oil and ones filter would depend on the condition of, how and how often the plane is flown.  Many variables
come into play.  The recommend oil/filter change should, pretty much, asure that the oil/filter's life hasn't been expended.
At the price of these engines and their maintainance, I don't know of anyone who would want to find out how long the "life" is.

I knew an auto mechanic that had a shop that contracted with Budget RentA Car.  He told me that Budget's policy was to take the cars out of service for oil changes.  They felt that the down time for the maintainance would be less if they just ran the engines untill the croaked.  He further advised the average life for those engines were about 57,000 miles.  Then replace the trashed engine.  I did get to see the inside of one of those motors....pretty ugly!

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Oil and filter cheap compared to Overhaul.

Approx $35 for Oil and filter Plus maybe 1+hr labor still only about $100. You can then change it every 30 to 40 hours and be good to your engine.


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I think it depends on your engine.  Consult the engine manual for recommended times.  We change our oil every 50 hours and the filter every 100 hours.  Have we gone 70 hours between oil changes?  Sure we have.  But that is when we are flying a lot and simply don't have time to change the oil.  Put in a quick drain and then change the oil yourself.  Get a certified mechanic to change the filter for you.  They will properly safety wire it and then cut it open to check for metal.

Just remember, fuel and oil are about the cheapest things you put into an aircraft.

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A. Vail sir,
I was just reading GA News December 24, 2004 edition. On page 16 Ben Visser, an aviation fuels and lubricant expert who spent 33 years with Shell oil, has a great article on the No. 1 question of oil experts. How often should oil be changed? In case you can't find a copy of the GA News at your local FBO, try Ben's website. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
I totally agree with his conclusions.
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Jack

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Here's the link to the site that Jack mentioned...pretty interesting.
<http://www.generalaviationnews.com/editorial/articledetail.lasso?-token.key=10409&-token.src=column&-nothing>

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everyone,
i just read the last two days messages, to put things into perspective my uncle owned a c-210  he changed oil every 25 hrs (more than needed but that the way he is ) filter should be changed every 50 hrs. when asked by his mechinac if he wanted the filter changed at 25 hrs. he simply said would you take  a shower and put your dirty underwhare back on? think about it.
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Follow your service manual is all I have to say.  The 50 hour oil change/ 100hr. oil & filter change has worked for us.  We have a small charter company and I am 1000 hours into my third set of engines.  All have made it to TBO and then some.  Our cylinders are making it to TBO now that we have switched to TCM steel cylinders.  We use Aero Shell straight weight oil i.e. 100W, 80W, and 65W.  This has worked for us for years now, but again, follow your service manual.  We do.

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