Donaldson Filters

We hold ourselves to a higher standard. Today's diesel engines are tasked with running more efficiently and having a lower impact on the environment. These demands continue to drive significant changes to engines and supporting components. We continue to introduce lube innovative filters that keep today's lube systems functioning at peak performance.


  • We offer a full range of lube filters for popular heavy-duty on- and off-road engines
  • We have our assembly and filter systems that you can build into or add onto your equipment. We also offer a broad range of replacement filter coverage to fit systems built by other manufacturers


  • Cost effective lube filtration doesn't mean having to cut corners 
  • We sweat the little things (so you don't have to.) We use top quality components to make top quality filters – whether premium or standard


  • Heavy-duty components – like baffle plates, springs, seams, can housings, liners and springs – all contribute to creating filters that are built to last and built to perform

Available Media Type

  • Cellulose media – Engine lube media is most commonly a pleated cellulose base material. It's a cost effective media that effectively addresses an applications efficiency and capacity requirements
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

Cartridge Filters

  1. Loosen cap slowly; oil will drain from housing

  2. Remove cap, cartridge and gasket (if present)

  3. Remove cartridge and old O-ring from cap
    Properly dispose of the cartridge according to local regulations

  4. Clean cap and housing with clean cloth

  5. Fit new O-ring and cartridge into cap

  6. Install new gasket (if needed)

  7. Install cap with cartridge

  8. Tighten cap to proper torque

  9. Check oil level

  10. Start engine and check for leaks

  11. Stop engine and recheck oil level

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.