FIGURE 4-7. AIR CLEANER MAINTENANCE.
e. Install a new gasket in the inlet/outlet head.
replaced, however, after ten cleanings or when the
Place the bowl with element into position under the
specified change interval occurs. Remove and clean
inlet/outlet head and start the retaining nut into the bowl
the element as follows:
NOTE: Clean the exterior of the air cleaner body before
f. Tighten the retaining nut only enough to prevent
fuel leakage. Remove the plug in the inlet/outlet head
a. Loosen the retainer bar securing the element.
and fill the bowl with clean fuel oil.
Then remove the retainer bar from the housing.
4-19. AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM.
b. Remove the element from the housing.
c. Tap the element lightly against a smooth
surface while keeping it parallel to the surface to avoid
damage to the end cap.
The Detroit Diesel restriction indicator should be
d. Blow out the element in the opposite direction of
checked every eight hours of operation, or daily.
normal air flow using compressed air. Do not exceed 30
4-22. The air cleaner element is a reusable element
PSI (2.1 kg/cm2) air
that can be cleaned periodically. The element should be