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Old 09-12-2013, 03:21 PM
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Sediment in degas bottle - using CAT ECT-1

I bought my truck (2005 F-250 CCSB) in April and she's been good to go aside from an expensive fix for a leaking up pipe and a crapped out FICM. Already had head studs and EGR delete at time of purchase.

I've been saving up for a coolant filter and verified that I'm already running that good red stuff. Looked in the degas bottle today and saw a bunch of sediment in there. Not sure if it's casting sand or what.

I'm just wondering how I should best deal with this situation. Get a filter and do a coolant flush? Try to suck/dump that crap out and add more coolant and get a filter?

I just don't want to do something to kill the oil cooler and open that can of worms.

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Add a coolant filter and let it take care of removing the contaminants from the cooling system. Do it sooner than later, because until you do your OEM oil cooler is acting as your coolant filter.

I ran a coolant filter for 3 years until recently upgrading to the BPD oil cooler. The first few filter changes contained a lot of sediment/silicate.
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That's the route I was pretty set on. I thought about trying to suck some of it out with a turkey baster or something too, maybe not a good idea though.

My deltas are good so at least I know the oil cooler is in fairly good health.
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You can easily make your own coolant filter for a LOT less then the billet ones you see a lot of diesel shops sell. My not look as purdy but will do exactly the same thing.


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You can easily make your own coolant filter for a LOT less then the billet ones you see a lot of diesel shops sell. My not look as purdy but will do exactly the same thing.


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I was kinda wondering after so many miles and so many clean filters if the coolant filter becomes a waste of space and money. Couldn't we just take it off once we clean things up?
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I'm considering making my own. I'm just concerned about the durability of those filter housings though. Somebody in another thread said something about them rusting after a couple years. Dieselsite sells just the housing, but $65 seems a bit much
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I was kinda wondering after so many miles and so many clean filters if the coolant filter becomes a waste of space and money. Couldn't we just take it off once we clean things up?
If you still have the OEM oil cooler I would leave it on. I've always run a coolant filter with CAT ELC coolant and I'm still on my original oil cooler after 190,000. Most of the guys I know are on their second.


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I was kinda wondering after so many miles and so many clean filters if the coolant filter becomes a waste of space and money. Couldn't we just take it off once we clean things up?
Mine was recently removed when the BPD oil and EGR coolers were installed. Freed-up a little space in the engine compartment. The last couple of coolant filters didnt contain any debris anyway...
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I'm considering making my own. I'm just concerned about the durability of those filter housings though. Somebody in another thread said something about them rusting after a couple years. Dieselsite sells just the housing, but $65 seems a bit much
If its rust on the outside your concerned about, spray paint it. If its rust on the inside, you have bigger problems.


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