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coolant filter

ive seen coolant system kits for sale. I was wandering if anyone has installed this on their truck and if so, is it an easy process and is it really worth doing??

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I had a DIY coolant filter setup on my 94. You can get quite a bit of trash out of the system with one. They can also be conveinient for keeping the SCA levels up since you can get filters with various levels of SCA charge (including none, which is what I used since I had the additive on hand already). Cheers!

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SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
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Diesel Brad has one too. Brad if you see this can you link us to your install?

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Here's what mine looked like: TheDieselStop.Com Photo Hosting - NAPA Coolant Filter

It was based on a setup done by a guy called Carpentractor, but the website went aways quite a number of years ago. Cheers!

1997 F250 SC 4x4, E4OD, 4.10 LS, Basically Stock, Relocated Block Heater Plug, External Trans Filter, Tru-Cool Max, I/C Mounted but not Plumbed

SOLD - 1994 F350 CC DRW 2WD PSD, 5 Speed, 4.10 LS, SBC Con-O, Baldwin Filter, Tymar HPX Hose, DPPI DP, Bilsteins, $12 AIC, Coolant Filter, Explorer Overhead Console, A-Pillar w/ISSPRO Black Ice, EV Boost, and EV Pyro, Modified Pedestal, Gutted EBPV.
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Awesome Patrick. Thinking of doing this too but closer to the firewall.

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-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
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-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank

-Oh, and a 2015 F350 6.7L DRW 4x4

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now where did you get the parts for that stuff? im not sure id want mine positioned right there but the diy way cant be too bad

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On mine i bought a dilter basnand some filters, got the fittings from home depot andd made a bracket that attaches to tw 2 empty bolt holes on the alternator bracket, i ties into the heater core send and return since i have the old style rad with no degas bottle


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The filter base was from NAPA, and then it was just a matter of finding the various fittings and making the braket. I would have to go search for the fittings I used (I probably added the filter around 2002 or 2003) or the original parts list from Carpentractor (I made a few changes to "clean" things up a little). The location is actually not bad (if you don't run an IC) since the hoses run fairly similarly to the stock setup. Cheers!

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well that's why I didn't like the location In case I decided to put an ic on. I thought I remembered seeing one located underneath someones truck close to the rad maybe. I could be wrong though, guess ill just have to get some parts and do some custom fabricating

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I have a super duty. But I recently installed dieselsites kit. I've only had it on for about 50 mile Now. But I can already tell the coolant in the degas bottle is cleaner. I plan to swap to red ELC this summer and will open the filter up when I do this to see all the junk it collected.

I'm from the heavy duty world and they all have filters. Also the medium duty internationals with the 444e have factory coolant filters. I feel it should have one for that reason.

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