Originally Posted by PGreenSVT
I am going to assume we're talking about the IPR Full Flow coolant filter here. As I pointed out when this product was first announced the name is misleading because it is in fact still a bypass filter, it is just using a higher volume source than the others like Sinister, Diesel Site, et. al. It uses the heater circuit as a coolant source so it filters much more coolant per minute BUT the heater circuit is still a bypass circuit. If you stop the flow to the heater nothing bad will happen and your truck will not overheat. So in spite of the name it is still a bypass filter but much more effective than all the others.
Interesting, and really appreciate the clarification Mitch. For some reason I thought the filter was in a location that cleaned 100% of the coolant, or there was some type of change in the coolant routing that sent 100% of the coolant through the IPR filter.
I'm not sure what to think about the IPR kit.....in one regard, this diminishes the value in my opinion. If there's unfiltered coolant going through the oil cooler, its obviously much more likely to clog again at some point in the future. Obviously not as quickly as a motor without a coolant filter (or a bypass filter that cleans less coolant), but the risk is there. On the other hand, a clogged coolant filter won't completely block the flow of coolant, which is a plus.
I dunno. There's an advantage with the kit for sure, but I still don't believe it's a 100% solution.