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Old 07-24-2012, 02:03 PM
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Battery relocation and degas

Since there is no room under the hood of these trucks, I want to move the batteries to my toolbox. Planning on using two of the plastic marine battery boxes and running a vent hose out of the boxes and out of the toolbox. The reason I want to move them is I want to mount my oil bypass system and ccv filter under the hood. Everyone mounts them on the frame rail. I don't want to. Rocks getting thrown up, water crossings some places I go, etc... The battery relocate shouldn't be an issue but the degas is where my attention is. The battery tray and degas bottle are one piece. There would be a lot more room with the whole thing removed


. Question being, does anyone make a stand alone degas bottle or can you use an aftermarket coolant expansion tank for like a race car?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:22 PM
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where would you put it? seems like a lot of plumbing. theres also the vacuum plug on the bottom if you have a 4x4 but i guess that might be easier to solve.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:01 PM
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Well with no battery and the degas moved closer to the fender itd free up space for my oil bypass system. And as far as plumbing to the degas there is a larger fitting and a smaller fitting. Batteries would be moved to the toolbox and id run big red and black to under the hood and have blocks close to where the stock batts were so as not to have to chop up the factory cables. As far as the other batfery itd free up space for my racor ccv. Not to mention the batteries wouldnt be exposed to nearly as much heat back there.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:44 PM
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Bump for more thoughts
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:14 PM
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I like your idea. Please take lots of pictures when you get around to doing it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:22 PM
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moving the degas has other issues. they are designed to be a certain hieght above the radiator. When moving it you need to keep from taking it too low, and these trucks already have issues with puking coolant.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:34 PM
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Dirty Diesel has a kit available.

08-10 Ford 6.4L Coolant Surge Tank
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:26 AM
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Thats cool but not for $600. I can do the same thing for less.

As for height im gonna make notes of the height of the bottle :and nipples and make sure its very similar to what stock is.
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