- Fuel Filters
A fuel filter in a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) is a device that is installed in the fuel system to remove impurities and debris from the fuel before it enters the engine. These impurities can include dirt, rust, and other particles that can damage the fuel injectors and other components of the engine. Fuel filters typically consist of a housing that contains a filter element made of paper or a similar material that is designed to trap impurities. The housing is connected to the fuel system by inlet and outlet lines, which allow fuel to flow into the filter and out of it. The filter element needs to be replaced periodically to ensure that the fuel system is clean and functioning properly. Fuel filters play an important role in maintaining the performance and efficiency of the engine. They help to ensure that the engine is getting the clean fuel it needs to run smoothly, which can help to prolong the lifespan of the engine and reduce the risk of breakdowns. In some vehicles, there are two filters, a primary one that is installed in the fuel tank and a secondary one that is installed close to the engine. The primary filter removes big debris and the secondary filter removes smaller debris.