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W041 Cartridge

The W041 high flow system combines the best features of a base-mounted assembly; several inlet port options, top cover filter servicing for ease of maintenance and a wide selection of service indicators. The all-aluminum head design and plated steel cylinder provide a strong, durable, and dependable assembly. Deep pleat filters and standard Donaldson DT filter construction provide higher dirt holding capacity.


  • Fluid Conditioning Systems
  • In-Plant Systems
  • Lube Oil Systems
  • Ideal for applications in Pulp and Paper, Power generation and Steel Mill applications


  • Rugged and reliable construction – for worry-free performance
  • Highly configurable to fit your application requirements
  • Featuring our high-performance DT filters with multiple efficiency options – allowing you to achieve the performance you need for most any application


  • Strong, durable aluminum head and base construction with plated steel cylinder and cast iron cover
  • Deep pleat filters for higher dirt holding capacity
  • Top cover filter servicing for ease of maintenance
  • Selection of service indicators
  • Large T-handle for fast servicing without tools
  • Service indicator options – pop-up, electrical/visual or all electrical options
  • Two filter length options for design flexibility
  • Two drain plugs in base for simple, clean servicing
  • Five grades of media
  • Viton® seals are used on high-performance DT filters
  • Thermal lockout and surge control incorporated in many of the differential pressure indicators
  • Bleed/fill plug in cover
  • Working pressure to: 34.5 bar / 500 psi 
  • Rated static burst to: 103.5 bar / 1500 psi
  • Flow range to: 1135 lpm / 300 gpm
  • Porting size options: 
    • 2" or 2-1/2" SAE 4-Bolt Flange Code 61
  • Bypass ratings of:
    • 3.5 bar / 50 psi

Available Media Types

  • Donaldson exclusive Synteq™ – synthetic fiber media for greater filtration efficiency and higher dust-holding capacity
  • Water absorbing media
  • Many different efficiency grades from which to choose
Viton® is a registered trademark of E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company. 
The following are recommended practices for hydraulic filter servicing and handling. These steps are universal to many hydraulic systems. This servicing information is provided as a best practices guide. Donaldson recommends that you follow the filter service instructions supplied by your original equipment manufacturer. These recommended practices are not intended to replace or supersede the service instructions supplied by your equipment or vehicle manufacturer.
  1. Check the filter service indicator
    Check to see that the OEM specified service interval has been reached or that the service indicator shows that the filter is due for servicing.

  2. Turn system off and release pressure
    Ensure that the hydraulic system is turned off.
    Check that there is no pressure present.

  3. Use oil drain port to remove oil from the housing 

  4. Unscrew the cover, inspect seals for any damage

  5. Remove the used filter and gasket, if applicable
    Properly dispose of the cartridge according to local regulations.

  6. Clean housing to cover seal area

  7. Inspect the new filter cartridge for damage
    Check the new filter you will be installing for any shipping and handling damage. Never install a damaged filter.

  8. Lubricate element seals. Install new cartridge
    Lubricate the o-rings, gaskets, housing seals and threads with clean system oil.
    Install filter into the housing.

  9. Lubricate cover seals and install
    Fit the housing to the filter head as instructions on the housing.

  10. Hand tighten cover to housing

  11. Bleed the system and check for leaks

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Donaldson Hydraulic Filter Servicing

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