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Old 07-08-2013, 09:01 AM
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Question coolant filter + ambulance hose ?

I was replacing my waterpump (along with upper , lower radiator hoses, 203* tstat, billet housing and new IC boots) this weekend and I switched to the upper radiator hose that goes around the serpentine belt instead of through it.

When I went to reinstall my coolant filter, the only way I could make it fit was to cram it in there and bend that upper hose a little bit. My concern was that it was cutting off about 1/8th of the flow from being jammed next to the coolant filter and it would add stress on the nipple that the upper hose is connecting to the radiator which I think is plastic. I need to put a filter on here becuase my old waterpump was a little rusty on the inside. Should I just re-install it even though it is a tight fit or is there some other way of arranging the filter housing?

I know I am not the only person who has a coolant filter and ambulance radiator hose! let me know what y'all did!
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:05 AM
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Also, does anyone know of a website that I can buy the coolant filters for cheaper that $10 each? I dont mind buying in bulk
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:38 AM
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ya, mines the same way. Is yours a DIY or A/M kit? You can cross-reference the filter to hear...fleetfilter.com. I get mine for 4 buks.

If a DIY, try making a new plate to mount the filter base to, and adjust accordingly, the placement of base. We installed a DIY on buddies truck and doesnt come in contact with hose.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:41 AM
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Mine is from dieselsite.com. I was thinking of re-drilling one of those holes in the mount to kind of angle it away, bt if a few of yall have it mounted that way and havent ran into problems, i'll just remount it.

and thanks for the fleetfilter site!
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:29 AM
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Mine is dieselsite and the same way
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:17 PM
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Is there any way you could email us a picture of the filter installed with the new radiator hose? If this is a common enough problem we will look at perhaps changing the bracket design slightly to accommodate it. You can send the pic to info@dieselsite.com. Also, you can cross-reference any filter with our Baldwin number. Just make sure you're using a non-charged element - you don't want all that chemical crud in your motor.

John@DieselSite
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:50 PM
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Thanks John. I wont have time to re-install the bracket and filter tonight but should get it done tomorrow. I'll sen you guys an email with a picture. Appreciate the concern!
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Not sure what or how yours is pinching, but I just went out and checked my 2000 and the Dieselsite filter hose is not pinching my dual alternator radiator hose. Yes, they are touching but it isn't crimping it down any. Maybe add a washer or two to space up the filter a hair?
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I just installed my Dieselsite kit Saturday and its the same way. The shut off valve is touching the top of the upper hose as well.
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Not sure what or how yours is pinching, but I just went out and checked my 2000 and the Dieselsite filter hose is not pinching my dual alternator radiator hose. Yes, they are touching but it isn't crimping it down any. Maybe add a washer or two to space up the filter a hair?
I guess I cant call it a pinch but...I guess the best way to put it is that you have to squeeze the hose to put the filter on there and the hose stays slightly squeezed. Sorry its hard to explain
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