The TACOMOTO CO Oil Filter is a paperless filter that uses rare earth magnet disks installed inside a stainless steel tube with the magnetic north fields aligned together to create bands of super strong radial fields for optimized magnetic strength.
These super strong bands are at the heart of the filtration tech and are visible when looking at the trapped debris and contaminates on a used filter rod.
How does it work?
The TACOMOTO CO Oil Filter captures magnetic AND non-magnetic (non-ferrous) particles in two ways:Static AdhesionandEntrapment.
Static Adhesion(Static Charge) happens when oil is pumped through an engine - the TACOMOTO CO Oil Filter attracts the statically charged particle.
Entrapmentoccurs when an iron or other (ferrous) particle embeds itself in or on a non-magnetic particle. This particle becomes one magnetic contaminant and is picked up by the magnetic filter.
What are the benefits over paper or stainless filters?
Magnetic filter technologyfilters oil to a sub-micron level(less than 1 micron). Traditional paper options filter roughly 15 microns or more. Stainless options filter roughly 30 microns or more.
No flow restrictionand high carrying capacity. Traditional filters create a back pressure which increases with particulate loading. Paper filters also reduce oil flow rates on cold start up and if they become saturated with moisture contaminating the oil.
Easy to clean and re-usable.With a minimum 15 year life span and de-magnetized tip, this magnetic filter is faster and easier to clean than your air filter, while out lasting your bike.
See what’s on your filter.It’s easy to see how much material collects on the magnetic filter. This can also be an early indicator of pre-mature engine or other component failure.
Extends oil life.In most cases engine oil only gets dirty (contaminated) due to particulate wear matter created by the engine. By improving filtration, you keep the oil clean and able to lubricate the engine properly with less wear.
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CROSS REFERENCE OIL FILTERS THIS REPLACES:
One Eye Industries OEI magnetic filtration technology ARTICLE
How can magnetic filter elements capture non-ferrous contamination?
The One Eye Industries magnetic filter element is the heart of the system and captures contamination from rotating fluids, this includes both ferrous and non-ferrous particles. It is well known that ferrous materials are attracted by magnetic forces; however, the capture of non-ferrous particles by magnetic forces is less understood.
Non-ferrous particles are magnetically captured due to cross-contamination with ferrous particles. All particulate contamination becomes electrostatically charged due to physical interactions with other particles and surfaces. This electrostatic charge cause negatively and positively charged ferrous particles to adhere to positively and negatively charged non-ferrous particles. The ferrous particle in this particle pair is then drawn to the magnetic filter element.
There are other forms of adhesion that also cause the pairing of ferrous and non-ferrous particles, including embedding and capillary forces, although static pairing is the largest contributor to this process.
How electro-static charge is induced
Electrostatic charge is generated whenever there is friction between two bodies moving relative to one another. Charge generation occurs on the molecular level at the interface of any two unlike materials, so a static charge will be generated in any moving fluid, with positive or negative charges moving from the fluid onto the binding surface.
Causes of electrostatic charging:
Friction caused by flowing fluids and gases
High fluid velocities
Passage of fluids or gases through filter elements or other microporous structures
Turbulence created by pumping or compression, particularly in centrifugal units
Fluid discharging onto the free surface of a storage tank
Contaminants gaining charge
The amount of charge generated by the flow of a fluid or liquid is related to several fluid and filter properties. Charge generation typically strengthens with increasing flow, reducing fluid conductivity, with certain additive packages and with increasing viscosity. Charge accumulation increases with lower fluid conductivity, lower temperatures and higher viscosities.
Q: What’s the first pass filtering efficiency for non-magnetic particles?
A: The magnetic filter element will remove non-ferrous contamination up to 95+ % as the non-ferrous contamination is cross contaminated with under 1 micron iron and steel particles in engine oil from the refining and transportation process and from break in wear and normal wear of the metal components.
Q: How many passes of the oil across the magnet rod does it take to capture a particle? It’s understood that there might be multiple passes of a contaminant through a paper filter before it’s trapped in the sub-strait.
A: We rate our filtration technology from field testing at 95+% efficiency of ferrous and non-ferrous and not lab tests as most paper filter companies do. Please appreciate engine manufacturers for small to large engines do not rate their filters other than saying they are efficient. In 20 years I have not seen a paper filter with a one pass efficiency rating and most paper filters are only capable of cleaning contamination 20 microns and higher before going into bypass. They cannot use tighter media as it will reduce the flow of oil required to lubricate and keep the temperature in operating range. Keep in mind the most damaging wear particles iron, steel, silica under 5 microns and down to and below 1 micron in size cause the most wear damage to bearings and other close tolerance components.
Our magnetic filters never go into bypass thereby ensuring constant protection of your investment. We have tested our magnetic filters after most brand filters in the industrial world and have proven they are not efficient in cleaning wear particles under 5 microns even when the filter manufacturer claims 99.9 efficiency. All transmissions and engines provide wear contamination hiding places where they stay until they are disrupted by actions of the equipment during operation preventing the opportunity to clean all the contamination in the oil in one pass.
Q: I like the idea of an easy to clean cartridge-style solution, but I’ll admit I’m a little skeptical of its ability to shield the cam and crank bearings from non-magnetic debris (oil jets too…).
A: Our magnetic filters protect the 1 micron tolerance high pressure hydraulic valves, they also protect the fuel injectors on 30,000 PSI diesel systems. Proven history of extending oil life and equipment component life on mobile and plant rotating equipment for the past 20 years brings a higher value of protection than an unrated paper filter capable of filtering 20 microns and higher with an unknown efficiency.
Q: When should I install this filter on my bike?
A: Its recommended that you complete a spirited break in on a new bike with the OEM case oil and filter. Some riders will change that oil and paper filter and do a second cycle w a break in oil like the Maxima Break-In oil and another new paper filter. This isn’t an essential step but it does provide for the most complete break in procedure possible, then remove the paper filter and run the magnetic unit from thereon out.
If performing any significant internal engine work like a top end rebuild or other procedures it’s recommended to run an oil cycle with the paper filter then switch back to the magnetic.
“So I’ve been doing some testing with the Taco oil filter on our Baja 1000 race bike and I’ve come to the conclusion that I think yours works way better.
But at first you have to get all the black gunk out of the bike that stays in there w paper filters so then it can run the oil clean.
The first 3 or 4 oil changes I had some black gunk. But once it went away I’ve never had it since.
I just did 500 miles of hard pre running on the same oil and it looks great. No black gunk and all I rarely see anything on my drain bolt magnet.
Since one of our mechanics had his doubts about it I had to do some research of my own and now that I have I would run this on any of my bikes in any race, I really like it and no more oil filters 👍”