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6.4 Coolant Filter Write up

Not that it is very difficult to install in any way but I thought that I would do a quick write up anyway so here we go.

Whats needed.

One Sinister or Dieselsite 6.4 Coolant Filter kit.
A drill and a set of drill bits
A 1 1/2" hole bit
A box cutter
A couple of vice grips
A 9/16th wrench
A 8mm socket and 1/4" ratchet
A tap set
Some extra coolant

Step one: Remove air filter intake wires.


Step two: Remove filter cover.


Step three: Remove filter box. After you undo the clamp it will pop right out.


I cheated here. I clamped off the lines instead of draining coolant.


Install the large "T" in the lower heater hose and tighten.


Next do the same with hose on top of the radiator.


Use the remaining "T" at this location.


Now here I deviated away from the instructions again. The instructions call for the bracket to be mounted on the frame rail at the transmission cross-member.

I decided to mount the filter base in the front wheel well. I did this by drilling and tapping the frame in front of the coil spring hoop.


This is what I came up with.



If anyone is worried about the front tire hitting anything, dont worry at full lock the tire is a solid 5 inches away from the filter. I have no clue if this would remain true for F-350 dually's or non dually trucks.


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Nice. I like the clamp idea although I will use a softer clamp. I like the wheelwell location because you can see it but probably won't look pretty for long.
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No it probably wont but it is an awesome location.

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Looks great, but i have a question. What is the importance of this coolant filter. I am on my fifth diesel and have never heard of such till joining this forum. Sorry
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International engines which is what all Powerstrokes run pre 2011 are sand cast meaning the blocks are cast in sand. Over time the sand leaches out in to the coolant and wreaks havoc inside the engine and especially the pump.

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International engines which is what all Powerstrokes run pre 2011 are sand cast meaning the blocks are cast in sand. Over time the sand leaches out in to the coolant and wreaks havoc inside the engine and especially the pump.
Gotcha, thanks. You learn something new everyday.
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Looks like a really clean install, are you worried at all about rocks hitting the filter in that location?

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Good job Ryan , was going to take pics and stuff when i did mine , but by the time i went to get camera i was almost done with the install , Looks like you had a hell of alot nicer day then i had !! Also great spot for filter , im going to relocate mine some day, just need to find the perfect spot

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I like this spot

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Just ordered my sinister kit, thanks for the write up

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