What Goes Into Every PurePower! 2.0 Filter
When PurePower! offered our first lifetime filter in 2008, we changed the industry.
Now, in 2019, we're doing it again. We've taken the best lifetime filter on the market and made it better, with improvements in materials and construction methods and a new batch of testing.
Introducing PurePower! 2.0.
Double-Woven 304 Stainless Steel Filter Media
Most filters use fiberglass and/or cellulose filter media. While these materials are cheap, they clog quickly and don't filter uniformly.
All PurePower! filters use double woven 304 stainless steel mesh as filter media.
Neodymium Magnets To Capture Metal Particles
During normal wear and tear, small metallic particles will end up in your engine oil. Most of the particles are too small for filters to "catch," which is why every PurePower! oil filter includes powerful Neodymium magnets.
Viton® O-Rings For Maximum Durability
The o-ring gasket on your PurePower! filter needs to seal perfectly, withstand high temperatures, oxidation, and years of use.
All our fiters use Viton® o-rings. While too expensive for most disposable filters, it's the best material available.
CNC Machined 6061T-6 Aluminum Components
To ensure our filters last a lifetime, we use 6061-T6 aluminum in the filter housing and bypass valve housing. This material is strong and corrosion resistant, and gives our filters extraordinary burst strength.
When polished, our machined 6061-T6 filters also look great.
Premium Stainless Steel Bypass Valve and Spring
The bypass valve ensures uninterrupted oil flow, making it a key component of every filter.
While PurePower! filters flow more oil than disposable filters - and therefore utilize the bypass valve much less than disposables - we use a stainless steel ball valve and spring for maximum durability.
PurePower! Filters Are Manufactured In The USA
When it comes to manufacturing quality, you want a product that's made in the USA.
All PurePower! filters are made in the USA, and exceed all OEM standards for filtration ability and efficiency.
As part of our PurePower! 2.0 update, we've ordered a new round of filter testing. We'll update this section when we have the new test results.
Below is testing data for the original PurePower! filters.
Air Force, MEEP Management Office, Eglin AFB, FL
This is a one year study of PPI reusable oil filters: four on M-1097 (HMMWV’s), two on a 60KW stationary generator, and two on a 10KW stationary generator. The study concluded that, “the Spin-On Washable Oil Filters worked as advertised. The advantages of using the Washable Oil Filters are numerous. A large oil filter inventory, primarily at overseas locations and in mobility parts kits, can be eliminated, if a washable oil filter as a one-time purchase is used. Also, using washable oil filters eliminates the potential of a violation of base, state, and/or federal regulations when disposing of used oil filters. Based on overall test results, the PurePower! Filters were recommended for Air Force use.”
SAE J1858 Multi-pass Test, Performed at a major independent laboratory in San Antonio TX
This test employed various sized contaminants which were injected upstream of the oil filter and allowed to flow through the filter for 40-60 minutes without pause. The PurePower! filter far exceeded the standard filtration of OEM filters, indicating 90% better filtration.
SAE HS806 Resistance to Flow Test, Performed at a major independent laboratory in San Antonio TX
This test measures the amount of oil which can be circulated through an oil filter without the filter becoming “stalled” or incapable of allowing oil to flow through the filter because of excess differential pressure. The flow rate of the PurePower! filter was 20 gallons per minute at 65 psi, while the OEM filter in comparison only flowed 5.8 gallons per minute. The results show the flow to be 50% less resistant in the PurePower! Filter compared to the OEM Filter.
SAE ARP1400 Rev.B Burst Rate Test, Performed at a major independent laboratory in San Antonio TX
This test was performed at the request of the FAA. The results showed that the filter withstood maximum pressure (1000 psi) with no failures and in good condition. OEM aircraft filters are not normally tested at more than 500 psi.
NASCAR Technical Institute Test, North Carolina, 2011
A Jack Roush NASCAR engine was used in this test. It showed 775.2 horsepower at 8,000 rpm with a Wix Filter and 778.2 horsepower at 8,000 rpm with the PurePower! Filter. An increase of 3 hp in this type of engine is significant.
Cummins Test, Pennsylvania
This test compared PurePower! Filters to OEM Filters on the ISB engine. The results showed that the PurePower! Filters surpassed the OEM Filters in flow, filtration and strength.
Mack Truck Test, Texas
This is a 17 month test comparing PurePower! Oil Filters with Spinner (a reusable filter and a centrifuge filter) Oil Filters. This test showed PurePower! Filters to be 50% more efficient than the other two filters combined in removing 10 um particles and smaller (these particles cause engine damage). PurePower! Filters also met or surpassed the Mack specifications Field Test.
STC from the F.A.A.
Based on tests done at Southwest Research Institute, the F.A.A. issued a Supplemental Type Certificate which allows PurePower! Filters to be used for up to 100 flight hours before an oil change is necessary (in piston driven aircraft). PurePower! is the only cleanable oil filter to pass stringent F.A.A. testing and receive an STC for Lycoming, Continental and Rotax aircraft engines.
5 Gas Analyzer Test, State of Wisconsin, 2010
This test was conducted on a 980 CAT Loader. This test compared a new OEM paper filter (with new oil) and a PurePower! Filter (with new oil). PurePower! Filters showed a reduction in Nox, CO, HC. There was also a significant increase in oil pressure with the PurePower! Filter.
5 Gas Analyzer Test, B & K Trucking, Wisconsin, 2011
This test showed a significant reduction in Nox, CO, HC and CO2 with a PurePower! Filter over an OEM Paper Filter. The Nox went from 191 (paper filter) to 123 (PurePower!- a 35.6% improvement), the CO went from 0.04 to 0.02 (a 50% improvement), the HC went from 11 to 4 (a 63% improvement), and the CO2 went from 2 to 1.3 (a 35% improvement).
SAE J1667 Diesel Smoke Opacity Test, S & S Testing (BT 2000 Smokemeter), California, 2012
This is a snap-acceleration smoke test for heavy-duty diesel powered vehicles. The opacity meter showed 5, the Cal. Air Resources Board allows 10. The smoke density read out value varied between 4.5%-5.4%, for an average score of 5% in multiple tests on a Chevy Duramax 3500 truck.