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Donaldson Blue®

Engine and injector manufacturers tell you that you need the best available fuel filtration – and we agree! Today's engines operate in a wide range of environments that include vibration, fuel pump pulsation and surging fuel flows. It all adds up to big challenges for your fuel filters. 

On-engine fuel filters are your last chance to remove contaminant from your fuel system. It’s critical that your filters remove – and retain – as much contaminant as possible in all types of operating conditions. Donaldson Blue® filters with Synteq XP™ media technology provide premium protection for high pressure common rail (HPCR) fuel systems. They offer better contaminant removal and better contaminant retention under the challenging operating conditions your engines and equipment face every day. 

Donaldson Blue filters deliver the cleanest fuel – period.


  • Cummins® ISX on-road engines
  • Cummins® QSK off-road engines
  • Caterpillar® engines
  • Detroit® engines


  • Minimize expensive repairs and unplanned downtime  
  • Clean fuel is better for HPCR fuel systems, including injectors, pumps and engines


  • Best capture and retention of injector damaging contaminants
  • Best performance in heavy-duty environments (inferior filters can “slough” contaminant during engine vibration)
  • Best available fuel filtration media – Synteq XP
  • Best protection for today’s sophisticated High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) injectors
This servicing information is provided as a best practices guide. It is not intended to replace or supersede the service instructions supplied by your engine or equipment manufacturer.

Spin-On Filters 

  1. Unscrew and remove the old filter and gasket.
    Properly dispose of the used filter according to local regulations.

  2. Wipe the filter head with a clean cloth

  3. DO NOT pre-fill with fuel unless otherwise specified

  4. Apply a thin film of clean motor oil to the gasket

  5. Align threads; spin filter on until gasket contact

  6. Follow icons on filter to tighten to tighten the appropriate amount

  7. Start engine and check for leaks.

Introducing Donaldson Blue

Choosing the best Donaldson filtration solutions for heavy-duty engines and equipment is now easier than ever. They’re all blue. Donaldson Blue to be exact. Made using Donaldson’s most advanced filtration technologies, Donaldson Blue filters are the definitive choice to protect equipment, reduce maintenance cost and increase equipment uptime.

Donaldson Blue Filtration Family

With more than 150 air intake, lube, coolant, and on-board fuel filters – plus advanced bulk fuel filtration systems that clean fuel before it’s pumped into equipment – Donaldson Blue filters give you the broadest premium coverage of any filtration brand. Best of all, you can trust Donaldson Blue filters to clean in the hard-working environments that heavy-duty equipment encounter every day. 

Donaldson Blue Lube and Fuel Filters

Extend your oil drain intervals with Donaldson Blue lube filters. Donaldson Blue filters use advanced Synteq™ media technology to improve lubricant flow with a higher level of engine protection and longer service life.