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Old 09-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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Cleaning a Hydralic Oil Filter

I have a cartridge type filter in the marine gear; it can be cleaned and put back into service. What type of cleaning agent would be recommended? Gasoline comes to mind, but I wanted some opinions first. Thanks.

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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RE: Cleaning a Hydralic Oil Filter

I wouldn't use gasoline due to the reaction it may have on the rubber seal of the filter.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:53 PM   #3
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RE: Cleaning a Hydralic Oil Filter

I'm assuming the filter is a wire mesh screen type. Paint thinner, diesel fuel, as long as they are clean and then use a blast of air to clean the solvent away. Just be carefull to not get back blow into your face/eyes.
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RE: Cleaning a Hydralic Oil Filter

I have a cartridge type filter in the marine gear; it can be cleaned and put back into service.


?????

Most simply use a throw away element , is yours just a screen, not a real filter?
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RE: Cleaning a Hydralic Oil Filter

Kerosene is what I used to clean the mesh screen in my Hurth 630.
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RE: Cleaning a Hydralic Oil Filter

FF: Its a screen on inside and out with pleated paper in the middle. I ended up using carb cleaner in an aerosol can, then soaked it in automatic transmission fluid before putting it back in the gear. ATF is used in the gear.
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RE: Cleaning a Hydralic Oil Filter

Since they are not "marine" a hyd spin on filter and its mount are $15 or $20 . 1 inch in and out.

Perhaps an up grade?
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