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Old 03-02-2011, 06:15 AM
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Coolant Filter Installation

hey guys, I have read the directions, its a straight foward install. my one question is, will the air from the filter kit lines work itself out, do i have to add more coolant? since its getting warmer here in the south can i use distilled water for the next month or so till i do a flush and change the filter.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:25 AM
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When I installed mine, I just filled the filter with coolant and didn't notice any change in coolant level. Yes, the small amount of air in the lines will work itself right out. Distilled water is what you should use, and for the small amount you should use, just distilled water will be fine. Very good choice on adding a coolant filter BTW
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:30 AM
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thanks...paranoia gets the best of me.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:33 AM
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No problem!
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:36 AM
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i just bought the truck with 115,000 on the ticker. The guy was a heaevy equip operator and diesel mechanic. He said he did all his maintenance at 6k, oil change, oil filter and fuel filters. hes already done the upgraded fuel spring, ran power service and flushed it at least once or twice a year. I just put an edge insight on it, and the coolant and oil temps are identical or within 2 degrees at operating temps on the highway. Im pretty stoked bout that. I wanna keep it that way.
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Old 03-02-2011, 06:40 AM
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Thats a big 10-4 on the temp delta!! Thats great, and a coolant filter is your best defense/maintenance. Nice find! Good luck with the truck!
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:26 AM
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welp, i got it done. had to run to the store and get distilled water and wait for it to cool back down. minus the cool down it took all of , 30 minutes. I opened the degas bottle fearing the worse....chocolate colored coolant....to my surprise, it wasnt even gold...it was as clear as strawberry or cherry soda. I guess the guy really wasnt yankin my chain when he said he took care of her.
the only hiccup i had was placement of the "T" fitting on the heater line....i guess cause i have the "AUTO" option on my heat/ac, kinda like a thermostat, i reckon to maintain air temps on its own, i have a vaccum operated butterfly valve on the heater line, i put the "T" before that butterfly so the filter always has fluid, not just when the heat is on.
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the only hiccup i had was placement of the "T" fitting on the heater line....i guess cause i have the "AUTO" option on my heat/ac, kinda like a thermostat, i reckon to maintain air temps on its own, i have a vaccum operated butterfly valve on the heater line, i put the "T" before that butterfly so the filter always has fluid, not just when the heat is on.
Anyone have more information on this either way? I'm in the same boat with my '06. thanks.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:57 AM
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i called sinister, they were bafuttled when i asked about it, he said hed never seen one, but we both agreed, put it before the valve , that would be no diff then if the valve wasnt there. if you placed it after, the fluid into the "T" fitting would be dependant upon the valve position, open or close
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:59 AM
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makes sense. pretty much what I figured. thanks.
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