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Donaldson Blue®

Our premium Donaldson Blue® lube filters are designed specifically for extended maintenance programs. All it takes is a simple cross reference of your current lube filter and you’ll reduce oil consumption, increase engine protection and reduce operating costs. Donaldson Synteq™ media technology delivers the optimal balance of efficiencycapacity and restriction for lube systems.


  • On- and off-road applications


  • Designed specifically to provide longer filter life
  • Increase engine protection
  • Reduce operating costs


  • Removes more than 90% of contaminants that are 10 microns or larger (cellulose filters typically remove 50% or less)
  • Double the contaminant carrying capacity of standard cellulose filters – for much longer life
  • Delivers lower restriction to provide maximum oil flow and lubrication.
  • Heavy-duty, long life seals to support extended service life

Upgrade from Competitive Filters to Donaldson Blue

  • Direct replacements to standard filters – no system modifications or special disposal requirements. Just a simple cross reference of your current lube filter and you’ll reduce oil consumption, increase engine protection and reduce operating costs

Available Media Type

  • Donaldson exclusive Synteq™ – synthetic fiber media for greater filtration efficiency and higher dust-holding capacity
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.

Lube Spin-On

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

  2. Wipe filter head with a clean cloth

  3. Fill with oil on the dirty side per engine manufacturer recommendations

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

  5. Align threads and spin on filter until gasket contact

  6. Follow icons on filter to tighten

  7. Check oil level

  8. Start engine and check for leaks

  9. Stop engine and recheck oil level

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. 

Donaldson Lube Filtration Overview

Donaldson carries a complete line of lube oil filters for diesel engines. This module provides an in-depth look at Donaldson lube filters and the advantages of media technology. Get peak engine and equipment performance with Donaldson lube filters.