M11 Industrial Operation and Maintenance – 010-059   Air Cleaner Restriction

Maintenance Check

TOC

Mechanical Indicator


 CAUTION 

Never operate the engine without an air cleaner. Intake air must be filtered to prevent dirt and debris from entering the engine and causing premature wear.

NOTE: Do not remove the felt washer from the indicator. The felt washer absorbs moisture.

A mechanical restriction indicator is available to indicate excessive air restriction through a dry-type air cleaner. This instrument can be mounted in the air cleaner outlet or on the instrument panel. The red flag (1) in the window gradually rises as the cartridge loads with dirt. After changing or replacing the cartridge, reset the indicator by pushing the reset button (2).

Restriction or vacuum indicators need to be installed as close as possible to the turbocharger air inlet in order to obtain a true indication of restrictions.

 
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Vacuum Indicator


Vacuum switches actuate a warning light on the instrument panel when the air restriction becomes excessive.

 
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Industrial Gas Mechanical Indicator


A mechanical restriction indicator is available to indicate excessive air restriction through a dry-type air cleaner. This instrument is mounted in the air cleaner outlet. The red flag (1) in the window gradually rises as the cartridge loads with dirt. When air restriction is indicated the air filter must be replaced. After changing or replacing the cartridge, reset the indicator by pushing the reset button (2)

 
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Last Modified:  09-Jul-2010