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has anyone made their own coolant filter system?

I am looking into slowly bullet-proofing my 6.0... the truck has 91k on it and everything is running good (knock on wood)

I was looking at some products. I see that there are many coolant filter kits for about 150-200

I found some filter bases (universal from carquest or napa) for about 25-50 bucks, figure about 20 bucks for fittings and hoses... save about 100 bucks

just wondering if anyone has gone this route, i know its not as pretty as the billet stuff but it works the same and looks more "factory"

kind of like this:
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I had the same thoughts, but after adding in a handful of brass fittings, 2 ball valves and the time to weld a mount to the frame it wasn't really worth it.
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I've built a few of them, like said above, its probably easier to just buy one.
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I looked at the same thing. Finally ended up with xdp set up. It was reasonable and doesn't require any cutting of your lines. They had a coupon on line and it saved me another 10 or 20% and that made it like $30 less than anywhere else I found.
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I found a partial kit on Ebay.. Find a CFB5000 with a Filter. I use a wix 24070.. I think baldwin is a 5134... not sure. mounted mine in the drivers wheel well. with some existing holes in the fram.. had to drill or ream one of them. The t's you need you can get from auto parts store.. one 3/8 and the other is a plastic one I can not rattle of the size of the heater hose.. sorry. I used one ball valve on the inlet side the out let you do not spill that much to worry about. 15 feet of 3/8 heater hose and your done...
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