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Question Anybody Bought From Sp Diesel? (Coolant Filter?)

Just curious. They have a filter kit that is $41 cheaper than Dieselsite's, only difference being Dieselsite has the bracket, which I can easily make myself.

Just curious if anyone has used them, good or bad.

I still will be ordering my 203* TS and Billet TS Housing from Dieselsite, but $40 is $40, ya know?
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Seems simple, not too bad. Not much to mess up there
Only thing I'd be curious of is what filter cross references are available for that filter base.
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Seems simple, not too bad. Not much to mess up there
Only thing I'd be curious of is what filter cross references are available for that filter base.
Good point, I did not think of that. Will definitely keep it in mind.

And anyone know what the difference between "charged" and "non-charged" filters are?
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Charged with SCAs. If you're going with CAT EC-1 rated ELC (which you should be then it already has the SCAs in it. So you would get the NON charged filter.
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Charged with SCAs. If you're going with CAT EC-1 rated ELC (which you should be then it already has the SCAs in it. So you would get the NON charged filter.
So... lets say I get lazy (or broke) and put off my coolant flush.... Get charged for factory coolant?

I'm about to roll 100k miles, and am changing ALL the filters and oil. I WANT to do (ELC) coolant as well, but money is EXTREMELY tight right now, and unless I make a couple more sales I may have to put off the coolant off for a bit.

(I still need to install my X-Code Springs for winter, and I leave in a month for MO - 3,300 mile trip.)

On a good note, 4 gallons of Amsoil is in the mail, as well as Donaldson Air/Oil filters. Just need fuel now.
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It depends on your SCA levels now. Ideally, you'd test it, and go from there. If you've never added any then it wouldn't hurt to do the SCA filter. But then you'd need to swap it out and put in a non charged unit once you do the ELC
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It depends on your SCA levels now. Ideally, you'd test it, and go from there. If you've never added any then it wouldn't hurt to do the SCA filter. But then you'd need to swap it out and put in a non charged unit once you do the ELC
I'm pretty good about maintenance on vehicles, but coolant is one that I guess I'm not so good on. What do you need to test it? Is there a cheap kit from NAPA or something like that?

I've kind of put it off because my intentions are to have ALL fluids swapped out, and I figured once I got the ELC in it I would never have to worry again.

Money.... It's a b!tch.

Thanks for the replies, by the way!
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No problem.
Just some test strips. Napa may have it but an International or diesel place will have em.
Fleetguard CC2602A Fleetguard 3-Way Coolant Test Strips at DieselManor
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Dieselmanor also sells the test strips... I was gonna buy them but shipping to Canada made it not even worth it.

Fleetguard CC2602A Fleetguard 3-Way Coolant Test Strips at DieselManor

Edit: Should have read the whole post above me, I see it was already posted. My bad.
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At just 100k and being an 02 you probably have Ford gold stuff from the factory, and while not as good as ELC, you should still be ok and not have to worry about cavitation damage at this point, but it may be pretty low on additives. I'd just test the coolant before the trip and top off with some DCA4 before heading out, it will also give you the PH and freezing point, but the Gold stuff is decent enough and will get you by until you can go ELC. To be honest, I'd probably pass on the filter now and get ELC in there before going on the road trip, then get to the filter at a later date.
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