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Old 01-17-2012, 12:12 PM
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Coolant filter updated

I put my Diesel Site coolant filter on about a month ago and just wasn't happy with how it looked with all the hose clamps. I noticed a small drip coming from one of the fittings yesterday so I drained the system and put in some ball valves and nice brass ferrules. Ill attach some pics, I think it looks a lot cleaner.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:17 PM
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looks great! what kind of fittings are those? i never liked the way mine looked.
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Thanks. I went to the plumbing section at Ace Hardware and picked them up. They are a lot more heavy duty than the ones offered with this filter kit.
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looks good man
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I run the Sinister kit and love mine havent had a single leak on it. Good thing you noticed the leak
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That looks great.
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same setup as the sinister kit. that defiantly shouldn't leak
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:17 PM
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The leak was very small and probably my fault for not tightening the barbed fitting enough. I just needed an excuse to take it back apart anyway. I'm really surprised these hoses don't already come crimped and cut to fit.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:20 PM
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I like the hex style plug on that Sinister kit. I may swap mine out. I don't like the look of the plug sticking up. I was also thinking about adding pressure gauge to one of the empty ports on the filter head.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:28 PM
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Now that I have gone and looked at the Sinester kit, its actually a better deal than what I got. I had to buy the fittings and crimp the hoses. That kit comes all ready to go. Nice.
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