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Old 06-21-2009, 08:51 AM
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Question Coolant Bypass Filter

I am looking to install a coolant Bypass filter on my 1994 Powerstroke. Most of the kits beign sold on the internet and the DIY directions call for you to install the filteer by hooking it up to the plug on the side of tthe water pump and then tee it into the expansion chamber line. I am faced with a problem. My 94 still has the older style radiator which they changed in 1995. My coolant fill cap is located on the radiator and while i do have an expansion tank, it is the non pressurized ones found on older trucks . My question is, is there another drain plug on the block somewhere that i can hook the other end of the filter hose to.

Also what brands of coolants is everyone using . I am aware of the pitting problems in this engine and keeping an eye on the SCA levels. What would be best for me to run in this engine? Thanks for any help

EDIT: Opps can someone move this to the OBS forum, sorry
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"T" into the heater hoses.

I use the same Ford gold coolant that came in the truck. But, your's is probably the green stuff.
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The gold coolant doesn't even meet minimum cavitation requirements right out of the jug, test it yourself, it will show 800 ppm when min is 1200 and ideal is 16-1800 ppm. If you want the best coolant you can use I would use the Fleetrite ELC in concentrate, this is what the OTR trucks use and it is good out to 600K. Make sure you do a proper flush and use distilled water.

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To quote an expert:

--- In PowerStroke@yahoogroups.com, "Charles Ledger" <dieselmann@...>
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> The gold coolant is formulated with organic acid technology--it's actually a hybrid of standard and OAT coolants. Straight OAT is the red or orange extended life coolant. The only thing you need to test the gold for is freeze protection and pH. The test strips don't work for cavitation because OAT and HOAT coolants do not contain the chemicals the strips test for.
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> Charles Ledger
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> For PowerStroke problems see dieselmann's Page at:
> dieselmann's Page
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I was considering putting a tee in the heater line, just have to find a sturdy joint to use. Thanks for the input.

I have been running prestone dexcool for the past 40k miles(only 83k total) but have hear numerous things about this coolant gelling up or something of that nature. Im trying to make this thing last forever since i am the original owner and can ensure its has been properly maintained.

Thanks for all the help, ill it i can aquire these coolants locally abnd hopefully with a fresh water pump and filter i can prevent any major problems from occuring.
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:37 AM
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You just have to be sure that the filter's input port has a higher pressure than the filter's output port. You can do that by tracing the heater hoses to see which one is coming from the pump.
Have fun.
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thats true i never thought about the pressures. thanks for the help!
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i would use detroit elc it works amazing and guess what. you dont have to add anything to it. alot of people like the cat elc. same dam stuff
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