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Coolant filtration

I noticed that the majority of these setups I have seen if not all tee off of a line and typically return thru another tee to the coolant tank. Why not run it inline somewhere like the heater line? Wouldn't that filter more fluid? I just really want to understand this. Is it incase the filter clogs up?

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Yes it would filter more if it was inline, but if your filter gets clogged you would be in big time trouble. Without having it inline it only takes a little coolant at a time but eventually all the coolant will flow through the filter. You dont realize how dirty your coolant is until you put a filter on it. I have a coolant filter on mine and after the first month of having it i removed the filter and cut it open and was shocked to find the filter full of dirt and sand. Either way a coolant filter is a good investment and would recommend it to anyone.
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There's two reasons as I understand them. First with the flow rate going through those lines, you would need a very large filter to not hinder flow rate and cooling. Second, if that filter clogs you'd be done for.

With the bypass method, you accomplish two things. First, the ability to filter down much smaller. Second, maintain reliability in the system should the filter get clogged. I'm installing my dieselsite kit this weekend, if it prolongs the waterpump's life it more than pays for itself.
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If you do plan on getting a coolant filtration kit then i would highly recommend the dieselsite kit. It has very good instructions and is very well made.
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I was honestly thinking of throwing together my own.

After looking around, the price for the dieselsite one isn't so bad. I may just get that one day.


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i have the dieselsite one its great, gonna change the filter next month n see what i got!
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I just got my filter from dfuser, can't wait to put it on

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Just got my DieselSite Coolant Filter Kit, well worth the money. Not only comes with everything you need (fittings, clamps, teflon tape), but it looks great (billet aluminum). It gets a big thumbs up from me!

Can't wait to flush my coolant and install it.

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