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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!
2000 f250 7.3 w/ 103k miles
4" MBRP turbo back exhaust
DIY Intake with AFE big boost filter
Autometer Cobalt gauges (trans, boost,pyro)
PHP Phoenix stock, 40ht,80dd,120race
Dieselsite coolant filter
Dieselsite IC Boots
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