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Old 08-20-2007, 02:37 PM
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Bypass coolant filters

Anyone have experience in running one on a PSD? Probably not needed but I know some of the big rigs run them, don't they? Thought about installing one prior, during or after coolant change; haven't picked yet.

Dieselsite sells a kit for around $80 bucks, you could easily make it yourself cheaper I suppose.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:41 PM
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I'm thinking about doing it considering crap in the coolant is thought to be what causes the oil cooler to clog up and screw up but I havent researched it yet looks pretty simple to do.
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:36 PM
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I got the kit last week along with a few extra filters, and I got around to installing it on Saturday. I ground down a 3/8 extension somewhere in the neighborhood of 5/16 to get access to remove the bypass plug on the water pump, I know there is a special tool (Probably expensive) for this but I think sacrificing a small extension worked good enough or what also would work if you had some 5/16'' keystock. It's probably a metric size on the plug though if I remember reading correctly.

I'm going to screw in a temp gauge on one of the blocked off ports, and maybe shorten the hose from the pump to the filter housing. It's working, I guess I'll have to cut open a filter in a month or two.





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Old 08-26-2007, 03:24 PM
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I'm interested in doing this mod to my truck. If you can, please inform me on what to get to make the install complete or where I can get the parts. Thanks.
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:28 PM
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I've got one on my truck, I need to get pix of it However i mounted it sideways where the Jack/Lug wrench was mounted came out pritty slick.. Bill
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Old 08-26-2007, 03:44 PM
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I looked up the Baldwin filter part# on their website just for fun, and those filters are for coolant.

Beats me makes the filters different from oils and coolant.
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:57 AM
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Well, after running it for about 3 months I changed the filter today. Didn't cut it apart, but I noticed sandy looking coolant that drained out the filter, I'd say it's working good.

Took another pic today.

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Old 11-18-2007, 12:28 PM
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Man I think I need to do this too! just another thing to add to the list!
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It was one of the first mods I did to my truck, it will save your water pump. Our trucks are constantly leaching sand from the casting of the block. THIS SAND WILL DESTROY YOUR WATER PUMP!!! Run it until after the truck is run for awhile you can grab the filter and it is still cool, this means it needs to be changed, cut it open and you won't believe what comes out. I get the filters from Napa for under $5 each. I mounted mine down on the frame, there is a nice pocket behind the front tire that it fits perfect in. I used two HD gas ball valves, I can change my filter and not loose a drop of coolant. Bob use to charge $65 for the kit, at $80 I would just by the parts and do it yourself, all it is is an aux, oil filter mount and some hose, and a few barbed fittings.
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Old 11-18-2007, 05:05 PM
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I see one hose comes outta the overflow bottle right? but whre does the other one go to???
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