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Old 03-25-2008, 11:26 AM
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coolant filter Valves- check this first

I've been debating buying a complete kit for a decent price tag from some vendors, until I saw this. Now first yes the price is shocking. But more importantly... look at the operating temperature of those ball valves

Mini Ball Valves


Mini Ball Valves: Male x Female NPT - Nylon Handle


200*F!!!! Yeah... won't be putting those on my truck anytime soon.
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Old 03-25-2008, 11:56 AM
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What is your oil temp normally? The highest I've gotten is 235 flying on the interstate pulling a trailer.
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Those look exactly like the ones dieselsite uses in their coolant filter kit and I haven't heard of any problems with them. The bronze ones that Dfuser uses have clearly printed on the side of them 5 psi. You can't win either way. The valve itself only holds pressure when if you turn it off. The only problem I can see with the 200* valves is that possibly the ball seat could become brittle or damaged from the heat and not seal properly but the metal body of the valve should hold safely with no issues.

There seem to be a lot of both types of valve out there and I have yet to hear one person on any forum speak of a failure.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:23 PM
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Good point, but I bet there are better valves out there. Just found that while I was at work, we build water treatment plants and I have to do all the Tech, engineering assistant, type help for the GC.
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:59 PM
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Just get yourself a couple of 36" Dezurik plug valves and you shouldn't have any worries!
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haha. there ya go. If I do the coolant system, I'll opt not to get those valves and get some nice SS valves through one of my suppliers. Other tha that the kit he has looks great. Maybe I should research it at work on day and forward the message to him about the Valves that would be a better choice. problem is, the valves I'd probly use will run about $30-$40ea.
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:10 AM
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The bronze ball vavles that are supposedly rated at a 5 psi are more than adequate. Remember there will be no pressure on the system when they are in the off posiition so I wouldn't sweat it. The body of the valve is far more than capable of holding the 16 or so psi that it will be exposed to. In my opinion it's not worth more than twice the money for fancy valves that you really don't need.
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We use those mini ball valves at work on the filling equipment and we run 120 psi all day. They are more that adequate for handling the pressure in the coolant system.
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BUMP. Some folks been looking for this thread. I'm still working on which valves to get. I have a list of them at my work, but I'm getting some Price and Availability this week.
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