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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - A BRIEF OVERVIEW Designed to:

SAFEGUARD YOUR VEHICLE FROM EXPENSIVE FUEL SYSTEM REPAIRS PREMIUM DIESEL INJECTION FILTRATION SYSTEM, ASSEMBLY AND MOUNTING BRACKET KITS

A WIDE RANGE OF KITS TO SUIT YOUR VEHICLE PRIMARY AND SECONDARY FILTER KITS FOR

TOYOTA, NISSAN, HOLDEN, MAZDA and more...

Modern diesel engines are equipped with high pressure electronically controlled injection systems. More than ever before, fuel quality and cleanliness is critical to the reliability of these highly advanced fuel injection systems. Designed to efficiently remove particle matter and water from fuel, the FUEL MANAGER Filtration System is simply the best protection you can give your modern Diesel Fuel Injection system to safeguard your vehicle from expensive repairs. Fitting a FUEL MANAGER Filter to the most popular 4WD’s and SUV’s is a breeze. The kit includes a bracket specific to the vehicle make and model, a FUEL MANAGER Filter, fuel hose, fittings, clamps and fixing hardware; everything included to do the job.

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The FUEL MANAGER is most effectively installed as an additional filter to the original equipment filter. Due to the wide and varied range of cartridge sizes and micron ratings, they may be plumbed as a primary or a secondary filter.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - A BRIEF OVERVIEW

FUEL MANAGER Filtration System

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A wide range of kits available online & instore

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THE ORIGINAL DIESEL FUEL FILTER KITS – DEVELOPED FROM OUR TEAM OF EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS WITH OVER 67 YEARS IN THE INDUSTRY. WE’RE THE CREATORS OF THE ORIGINAL DIESEL FUEL FILTER KIT, THAT OTHERS COPY. We have the largest range of kits because we do the R&D to produced them first.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FEATURES OUR KITS HAVE BEEN PUT TOGETHER WITH EVERYTHING INCLUDED TO MAKE INSTALLATION A BREEZE

WHAT’S INCLUDED? WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES? CUSTOM MADE BRACKETS

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS Our step by step instructions will ensure the installation is a simple task

A wide range of custom made stainless steel mounting brackets for specific vehicles

RANGE OF FILTERS FUEL MANAGER Filter system assembled with the correct cartridge for a particular vehicle and for a specific job. (Primary or Secondary)

SIMPLE TIME SAVING INSTALLATION Incredibly easy DIY install that ANYONE CAN DO!

VALUE FOR MONEY

Superb value for money. Fuel filter kits start from just a few hundred bucks (much less than injector or engine work!)

COMPLETE KIT All hose, fittings and hardware required to install the FUEL MANAGER

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FEATURES FUEL MANAGER – THE VERSATILE DIESEL FUEL FILTRATION WATER SEPARATION SYSTEM

FUEL MANAGER - WHAT DOES IT OFFER? Designed to efficiently remove particle matter and water from fuel – THE FUEL MANAGER Filter systems consist of a range of primary and secondary filters available in different lengths and micron levels to suit nearly every make and model diesel 4WD.

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SIZE RANGES A wide range of filter sizes to meet any application

FM10 – up to 200HP

A WIDE RANGE OF MICRON RATINGS

FM100 – up to 350HP FM1000 – up to 600HP

2, 5, 10, 30, & 150 micron rating

ENSURES CLEAN FUEL

SPILL FREE CARTRIDGE REPLACEMENT

Specially treated hydrophobic media to remove both water AND particulates

no tools required

Fuel Manager options and variations are so numerous that they will meet any application but for our Diesel Care Fuel Filter Bracket Kits we have chosen to use the following: Primary (Pre) Filter – 30 microns, Secondary (Final) Filter – 2 and 5 microns

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 1. Why fit an additional fuel filter when there is already a factory filter installed? You might think that the fuel filter fitted to your car by the manufacturer is adequate protection. Sadly, the truth is often they are not. The very reason we started developing our filter kits in the first place was because we regularly see damage to diesel pumps and

injectors from contamination penetrating the factory fuel filter. The damage can be catastrophic and expensive so the best defence is to add an auxiliary filter to clean the fuel better and more thoroughly.

CONTAMINATION EVIDENCE Think it cant happen to you? Here are some pictures of the contaminated fuel filters in a Mitsubishi Triton. The first picture is the factory filter, this has done approx 30,000ks and there is clear evidence of contamination - the black deposits. The other is the Fuel Manager secondary filter, it’s done approx 20,000ks - the blackness in this filter is evidence that it is catching contaminates which could have ended up in the engine causing some costly repairs! It also worth noting that the filter paper in the Fuel Manager is Glued top and bottom, where as the factory filter is just sealing the metal faces at the top. Your next tank of Diesel could destroy your engine. The protection of an additional fuel filter could save it.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 2. What’s included in the kit? Everything is included to do the job! • FUEL MANAGER Filtration System, designed to efficiently remove particle matter and water from fuel, flow capacity suitable for Common Rail fuel systems. • Custom designed vehicle specific bracket

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• Fuel hose, fittings, clamps and fixing hardware

Everything included to do the job

• Detailed Instructions provided for an easy installation FUELi MANAGER Filtration System to remove particle matter and water from fuel

What’s not included in the kit? • General assembly and dismantling tools e.g. spanners, sockets, screwdriver, etc.

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Fuel hose, fittings, clamps and fixing hardware

Instructions provided

A wide range of kits available

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 3. There are other fuel filter kits out there on the market. How is yours different? • Our kits are the original kits. Our brackets are designed and developed • Expert advice is only a phone call away. by Diesel Care’s experienced technicians and are all made in Australia Our Technicians are happy to offer advice with the installation or using high quality stainless steel. Our bracket designs are so good they answer any questions you may have. are copied, but they are never equalled. • Everything is included in the kit to do the job yourself but if you’re • The Fuel Manger Filter included in the kit is made in the USA and pushed for time or just don’t feel like tackling the job, book into one of is recognised as one of the highest quality fuel filter systems on our stores and we can fit it for you. the market. • Diesel Care kits have been developed as both Primary and Secondary options. None of the copy-cats offer both. • Because we develop the kits, we have the largest range available.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 4. Is an additional fuel filter difficult to install? We have spent many hours developing our products, testing, manufacturing and testing again to ensure that our kits are suitable for the DIY’er. Naturally; some basic skills, some mechanical aptitude, and hand tools are required... along with good old fashioned

common sense. We try to make our instructions as easy to follow and as clear as we can. Even so, if you get stuck with some minor technicality we are happy to help you out over the phone. Our Techs fit our kits all the time and know all the ins and outs, so help isn’t far away.

5. Is the filter easy to replace and maintain? Notwithstanding the congestion in the engine bay which can make access to filter a bit awkward on some vehicles, the filter cartridge is easy to remove when it’s time to change it. In fact it can be removed without the need for hand tools thanks to the cartridge retaining nut which can be loosened by hand. Another great feature of the

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Fuel Manager is that the cartridge can be removed without creating a fuel spill, thanks to the enclosed top on the cartridge. This great design also extends to the rubber seals being an integral part of the cartridge so you don’t have to worry about replacing fiddly O rings or gaskets

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 6. How often should the filter be changed? This depends on which Filter Kit you chose; Primary or Secondary... Primary filters need changing more often than Secondary because they are filtering fuel straight from the tank, whereas Secondary filters don’t need to be changed very often because they are filtering fuel that’s been through the factory filter. So this is the general rule...

• For Primary filters we recommend you replace the cartridge every 20,000kms. • For Secondary filters we recommend you replace the cartridge every 40,000kms, or every second time you change your factory filter, whichever comes first. The exception to the above rule would be if you encountered contaminated fuel, in which case you should change the filters early.

7. Where can I buy a replacement filter cartridge? Replacement cartridges can be purchased through our network of stores to your particular vehicle. Filters vary in Micron rating and size, so it’s and suppliers by quoting the part number on the filter. important to get the right one. By quoting the part number you will be sure to fit the correct filter

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 8. How do you inspect and change a fuel filter? We’ve put together a short video showing the process on how to check your fuel filter for contamination and demonstrate how simple it is to change. The video can been seen on our website at

www.dieselcare.com.au/filter-change-instructions/ An instruction sheet can also provided for use.

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filter change instruction video

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Filter Inspection & Change Instructions *** Please keep for future Reference ***

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- To check the filter for contamination, look at the water collection bowl near the bottom of the filter, the bowl should be filled with clean diesel, if there are signs of water, drain this water through the filter drain valve at the bottom of the bowl

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- To change the filter, twist the filter retaining ring at the top of the filter 90° anti clock wise and lower the ring. Pull filter directly down until the filter is removed from the filter head

- Drain fuel from the filter and unscrew bowl from the bottom of the old filter

- Remove new filter from packaging, unscrew the drain from the new filter, then screw bowl onto the new filter

- Fit the new filter to the filter head; align the filter logo with the bleed screw on the filter head. Push filter directly upwards. Refit filter retaining ring and twist 90° clockwise

- Bleed fuel system then start and run engine

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FILTERi BLEED SCREW (used for secondary filters only)

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Sample of our filter change instructions:

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 9. What should I do if the Fuel Filter warning light on the dash comes on? The filter warning light is to alert you that there has been water detected in the sedimenter part of the filter assembly, and in some vehicles it can also warn of a filter that’s becoming blocked, e.g. Toyota has this restriction warning feature. Whatever the cause, a filter warning light should not be ignored. You should stop and investigate at the first possible opportunity. The first thing to do is drain off some fuel from the filter drain cock. This is positioned at the base of the fuel filter assembly and because water is more dense than diesel, it will be the first liquid

to come out. It’s a good idea to catch what you drain into a receptacle so you can see if water is present, if there is, the warning light will need to be reset. This instance of water in the fuel is where a Diesel Care Secondary Filter Kit really pays for itself. i.e. if any water has managed to get past the factory filter it will have been caught in the secondary filter. If any water has been evident its best to replace the filters. Filters are cheap, water damage is expensive.

10. There are 2 types of filter kits available, what’s the difference? There are two variants for most of the vehicle range we cover; Primary (pre) and Secondary (final).

Secondary filters are plumbed after the factory installed filter and is rated at 2 micron or 5 micron, depending on the vehicle.

In short, Primary filters are plumbed before the factory filter and is a relatively course filter rated at 30 microns.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’s THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRIMARY (PRE) AND SECONDARY KITS EXPLAINED IN DETAIL...

Primary filtration sometimes called a pre filter:

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Primary filters are plumbed before the factory filter. (See image A on the right) Fuel passes through this relatively coarse filter first before continuing on to the vehicle’s factory installed filter, then to the high pressure pump. The filter media in a Diesel Care Fuel Manager primary filter is rated at 30 micron. A micron is a unit on length equal to one millionth of a metre, or to break this down further; one micron is one thousandth of a millimetre. So, a 30 micron filter will remove particles the size of 30 x 1,000ths of a millimetre. This may sound very small, and it is, but not small enough to protect modern high pressure fuel systems from abrasive damage. Most factory filters on modern Common Rail systems are rated at 10 micron.

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Secondary filtration sometimes called final filter: Secondary filters are plumbed after the factory installed filter. (See image B on the right). Fuel passes through the factory filter first before continuing on to the secondary filter, then to the high pressure pump. The filter media in a Diesel Care Fuel Manager final filter is rated at 2 micron or 5 micron, depending on the vehicle. So, a 2 micron final filter will remove particles the size of just 2 x 1,000th of a millimetre. Now that is very, very small!

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 11. Which kit does Diesel Care recommend - Primary (Pre) or Secondary (Final)? Both options will provide much better protection than not having an additional filter. Each one has their advantages which are shown on the following page but at the end of the day, we recommend secondary. The reason is that we believe that finer filtration ultimately provides better protection. It’s also reassuring to know that if you are unlucky enough to get a bad tank-full of fuel, and the filter warning light on

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the dash comes on, that if anything has penetrated your factory filter, it’s been caught in the final filter. The fact is; contaminants DO get through filters. As Diesel Injection Specialists we see evidence of this almost daily. The best way to prevent expensive repairs caused by fuel contamination is to filter it. Fuel cannot be too clean.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S FEATURES OF BOTH PRIMARY (PRE) AND SECONDARY (FINAL) FILTER KITS TO HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH KIT WILL SUIT YOUR VEHICLE

PRIMARY (PRE) KIT

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The 30 micron Filter effectively removes larger particulate matter Effectively removes water Prolongs the service life of the factory filter cartridge

ADDITIONAL INFO • It is recommended that you change the primary filter cartridge at the same time as you would your factory filter unless fuel is contaminated.

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Provides an effective safety net if contaminants get through the factory filter The 2 and 5 micron filters effectively remove smaller abrasive particles, resulting in less wear on the pump and injectors Effectively removes water if any gets through the factory filter

ADDITIONAL INFO • The secondary Filter cartridge can be changed less regularly than the primary and factory filter cartridges, we recommend every second time the factory filter is changed unless fuel contamination occurs.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 12. Does the addition of another fuel filter restrict the flow of fuel? Some unsuitable aftermarket filters may present a flow problem but the Fuel Manager FM100 has more than adequate capacity for all 4WD and SUV diesels available today. The Fuel Manager FM100 is designed for use on common rail fuel systems. The flow rate of the filter assembly with a 2 micron filter is rated at 300 Litres per hour and suitable for engines up to 350hp.

Diesel Care has conducted testing and trials over many years to ensure that our kits don’t cause any problems with regards to fuel supply. We have sold tens of thousands of our kits and have had no reported symptoms of fuel restriction causing loss of performance. If there was any problem in this regard we simply wouldn’t fit them.

13. My car is still under warranty. Will installing an additional filter kit void the vehicle warranty? Installing a water separator filter kit will not affect warranty as it works in conjunction with the original filter. It does not replace the original filter. There may be some reluctance by some vehicle Dealerships to alter the vehicle from standard but we supply our filter kits to a number of dealerships around the country. The fact is; if you get

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contamination in your fuel system; there is no warranty. We recommend you discuss installing an additional filter with your Service Manager, and explore the “what if’s” with regards to fuel contamination damage to your vehicle. A Service Manager with common sense will see that you are far less likely to incur expense with a Diesel Care kit fitted.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 14. I’ve heard lots of horror stories about dirty fuel. I have also read stories online by “experts” that a secondary fuel filter system could actually create more problems than what they fix, such as not providing enough fuel flow. We have seen some claims by one or two forum experts, one even suggesting the high pressure Common Rail Pump could run dry. This is complete nonsense. In some instances we agree that an inadequate supply causes problems, e.g. some rotary fuel pumps are very sensitive to restriction (Bosch VP44, Denso ECD-3 and ECD-V4). But in most systems around today, including Common Rail, secondary (final filtration at 2 to 5 micron) is the best thing you could do to increase the life of your fuel system and safeguard against expensive repairs due to fuel contamination. Some modern vehicles e.g. Toyota, have a restriction indicator to alert the driver if there is a restriction by illuminating a warning light on the dash. A restriction sensor mounted on the factory filter senses any restriction upstream from that point back to the tank, but not a restriction downstream of the sensor, i.e. between the factory filter and the high pressure pump. In the extremely unlikely case of a secondary

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filter becoming blocked, the restriction sensor would not detect this, however, the worst thing that could happen by having a reduced fuel flow or restricted supply to the high pressure pump is a loss of engine power, or perhaps a surge. These two symptoms are common when a filter becomes blocked, or possibly if a tank puck-up or tank vent is clogged. We have never seen a fuel restriction lead to the failure of a Common Rail pump. The evidence that a Secondary Filter will not “create more problems than they fix” is with the tens of thousands of Secondary filters currently fitted to vehicles all over Australia. There have been no pump failures, system damage, or any symptoms whatsoever. We have saved hundreds from damage and failure from contamination. We have, however, seen hundreds of Common Rail pumps fail due to fuel contamination where no additional fuel filter has been fitted. Enough said.

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DIESEL CARE FILTRATION KITS - FAQ’S 15. Will it suit my vehicle? All our Fuel Filter Bracket kits have been custom designed to suit a range covered and our range is expanding continually. of specific vehicles Toyota, Nissan, Mazda and more. Unfortunately we The full list can be viewed on our website don’t have a kit for every make and model but most popular vehicles are www.dieselcare.com.au/filtrationsearch

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16. Does the filtration kit fit when there is a dual battery system in place? Yes, they do fit with a dual battery system fitted in the majority of applications. There are a few exceptions but we do our best to design a kit that fits with commonly fitted under bonnet accessories.

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We offer a couple of different mounting positions for some vehicles to try and address commonly found space challenges.

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CONTACT DETAILS For further information or orders regarding Diesel Care Fuel Filter Bracket Kits please contact the following department appropriate to your enquiry: Orders Natasha Rountree Tel - 07 4669 0695 Toll Free - 1800 880 150 Email - natasha@dieselcare.com.au

Technical Support Gavin Bradford - Director Diesel Care Dalby Tel - 07 4669 0692 Mobile - 0419 656 641 Email - gavin@dieselcare.com.au

Andrew Bourne - Director Diesel Care Toowoomba Tel - 07 4698 9350 Mobile - 0409 551 806 Email - andrew@dieselcare.com.au

Peter Ehrich - Dalby Branch Manager Tel - 07 4669 0690 Email - dalby@dieselcare.com.au

Dealer Support and Training Gavin Bradford - Director Diesel Care Dalby Tel - 07 4669 0692 Mobile - 0419 656 641 Email - gavin@dieselcare.com.au

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Diesel Care Fuel Filter Kits - Information Manual  

Your next tank of diesel could be lurking with Water, Microbial growth (bugs) or tiny particals that the factory filter never picks up - Th...

Diesel Care Fuel Filter Kits - Information Manual  

Your next tank of diesel could be lurking with Water, Microbial growth (bugs) or tiny particals that the factory filter never picks up - Th...

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