Extending Engine Life for over 20 Years
The secret to longer engine life and extended oil change intervals is quite simple, keep the oil in new to near new quality at all times. Factory oil filters are not designed to purify the oil. They mainly filter all the oil at a high rate before it gets to the precision engine parts. These full flow filters by design have a high flow rate, thus they are unable to trap the microscopic particles that enter the oil. The Gulf Coast Filter oil filter is a bypass filter that cleans the oil at a rate of only 2 quarts a minute. Thus allowing the microscopic particles to become trapped in the dense element. The Gulf Coast Filter element removes moisture, the key ingredient for acid. The additives in your oil are there to combat the contamination and hold it in suspension until the oil is changed. The Gulf Coast Filter removes the majority of microscopic contamination and therefore your additives have little to combat and thus are not depleted. When you change the Gulf Coast Filter element, you add new make up oil to an already clean sump of oil. That insures you of oil within new to near new oil quality guidelines at all times.
Where’s the proof? The proofs are numerous but one of the most outstanding is the one where Gulf Coast Filters tracked a 1990 Peterbilt with a 425 HP Series 60 Detroit for over 1 million miles. The engine had only 2 unnecessary oil changes and no overhauls. The first oil change was at 19,000 miles when the break-in oil was replaced. The second was at 250,000 when a leaking oil pan gasket was replaced. One of our customers, Pepsi Cola of Gulfport, MS has been running Gulf Coast Filters for over 20 years on their fleet. They are not changing oil and getting longer life from their engines.
Our goal at Gulf Coast Filters is very simple, we aim to save our customers an average of 70% on oil changes and allow them to run their engine many more miles between overhauls. Gulf Coast Filters offers an oil analysis program to our customers. We keep files on your equipment and monitor your oil samples, giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing what is going on inside your expensive engine. The Gulf Coast Filter has a lifetime warranty on workmanship and materials for the original owner, and a 100% money back guarantee on up to 6 units if you are not totally satisfied (See your dealer for details). Of the thousands of filters we have running we have never had a single refund.
SAVE OVER 70% ON OIL CHANGES
u TRUCKING - The average owner operator spends over $200.00 to change oil in their truck, the average Gulf Coast Filter user spends about $45.00 to change the Gulf Coast Filter and add the make up oil. If the average owner operator were to keep their truck 5 years, they could save over $4200.00 using the Gulf Coast Filter.
u MARINE – If you own a diesel powered pleasure boat chances are you spend in excess of $300.00 to have your oil changed. A typical Gulf Coast Filter user spends only $45.00 to service our filter and add the make-up oil. Not only can we save you a substantial amount of money on oil changes, but we also save you the room of having to carry all of that extra oil when making long voyages.
Gulf Coast Filters Oil Analysis Program
Gulf Coast Filters developed this program to give our customers the peace of mind of knowing the condition of their oil and eliminating any “guessing” about when to change their oil. We monitor your oil analysis reports and let you know when an oil change is needed. Gulf Coast Filters uses Titan Laboratories for all of our oil samples. Titan is a very prestigious laboratory and offers us a great deal of information on the report and also consistency. How do you become a member? Click here for details
FUEL FILTERS –
If you are the owner of a diesel engine, you will one day have to deal with contaminated fuel problems. If you are a boat owner, you probably already have. Engines can run on dirty oil, but dirty fuel will shut you down and when this happens hopefully you will be in calm seas with plenty of time to deal with it. You are well aware of the consequences of stalled engines in a critical situation. Gulf Coast Filters manufactures the finest fuel water separator on the market. Our fuel filter contains a water separator with a 64 oz capacity and a massive sub-micron filter element that will hold substantial amounts of contamination. These two features will allow you to run longer between filter changes. We also offer a electronic water indicator. Why should you have to go down in the engine room and take the time to check your fuel bowl, which in many cases is dirty with limited visibility? Install our system and the indicator light will let you know when to drain the water. Have you ever had to take apart a fuel bowl on a water separator for maintenance? Did you have the right size wrench? Did you drop a bolt down in the bilge and not have a spare? With the Gulf Coast Filter all you do is reach down in the filter and pull out the fuel baffle, wipe it off and put it back with no tools. Other features include a filter housing that is extremely heavy-duty and built to last the life of the your equipment, no gasket change every service, and a patented non-cross threading lid assembly.
FUEL POLISHING –
Pleasure boats often are idle for long periods of time allowing algae and other contaminates to grow in the tanks. When a boat that has been idle is put back in service, the contaminated fuel begins moving around and clogging filters. Dirty fuel and water contamination can cause the following problems: clogged injectors, rusty fuel tanks, and poor engine performance and premature failure of fuel system components in general. Gulf Coast Filters offers Fuel Polishing Systems that will continue to circulate your fuel while the boat is idle at the dock. You get peace of mind before heading out on your next trip because you know that your fuel is clean and dry before you start. When you are ready to use your vessel again, you simply switch back from the polishing mode to full flow mode for running your engines.
Since 1990, the U.S. Army National Guard has been using Gulf Coast Filters Fuel Polishing Systems to polish fuel in their M-1 Tanks. (The M-1 engines like some marine engines sit idle for extended periods of time causing the same problems experienced by the pleasure boat industry.)
Jerry Sims of Gulf Coast Filters has spent over 10 years helping the Army National Guard keep the fuel in the M-1 Abrams Tank clean so that their tanks can be “ready to rumble”
Photo of GCF Fuel Polishing System for the U.S. Army National Guard
D & B FILTER SERVICE had its beginning in 1986. At a time when the Gulf of Mexico oil industry had been knocked down to its knees, D & B BOAT RENTALS, INC. was seeking ways to survive by diversifying. Actually, a whole lot of praying and seeking led to the beginning of D & B FILTER SERVICE.
As indicated, the oil industry was “on its knees,” and, like everyone else in the boat rental business, D & B BOAT RENTALS, INC. was just trying to survive. Boat jobs were scarce, and day rates were embarrassingly low. The M/V MR. RUDY was working out of Venice, La. for a production company and was serving as a stand-by vessel. The M/V MR. RUDY was experiencing some serious fuel problems at the time; it was common to change the two factory filters and the “DAHL” filter every twenty-four hours on clam days, and as frequently as every four hours on rough days. The situation was very costly and time consuming. However, we could not take the M/V MR. RUDY off the job to clean fuel tanks for fear of losing the job. (There were plenty boats waiting in line to take our place…even at the low day rates.)
These circumstances led me to contact John E. Graham in Intracoastal City, La. to find out how they were addressing severe fuel problems. They owned approximately 110 vessels at the time, and surely they must have had to deal with problems concerning extremely dirty fuel. The answer was simply “GULF COAST FILTERS”. I had never heard of GULF COAST FILTERS but was willing to listen to anything. I called Charlie Sims and spoke with him about his filters. I was skeptical but enthusiastic… especially since it was on a satisfaction-guaranteed basis.
I instructed the crew of the M/V MR. RUDY to run both generators for twenty four hours. They were to change the element in each after the twenty four hour period. Thereafter, they were instructed to call the office at the first sign of a problem. After two weeks of not hearing from the M/V MR. RUDY concerning fuel problems, I realized that the filters truly were the answer to our fuel problems and God’s answer to prayer regarding diversification!
I am confident that as you read the material presented in this binder, you will find the answers to the your most difficult filtration problems. I invite you to try these fine filters, and I welcome your questions.
Steven A. Barras, President—D & B FILTER SERVICE