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post #1 of 14 Old 09-23-2010, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Changed Coolant Filter for the First Time Today

This morning I changed the coolant filter on my DieselSite filter system. I installed the coolant filter at 26,000 miles and had the Ford dealer do a flush and installed new coolant before installing the filter. I cut the filter in half to see what was inside, needless to say there was alot of crap. Now I am concerned what is lodged in the oil cooler.

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So with all that junk do you do another flush this time with VC-9?

What coolant did the dealer put in when they flushed it?

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So with all that junk do you do another flush this time with VC-9?

What coolant did the dealer put in when they flushed it?
I'll just keep changing the coolant filter on a regular basis. The Ford dealer installed the Ford Gold coolant at the time of the flush. Upon further research the Ford coolant is what causes issues with silicate fallout. If I was to do it over again I would have installed Evans coolant.

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I'll just keep changing the coolant filter on a regular basis. The Ford dealer installed the Ford Gold coolant at the time of the flush. Upon further research the Ford coolant is what causes issues with silicate fallout. If I was to do it over again I would have installed Evans coolant.
Do your self a BIG 1 and install some gauges the Edge Insight works well to keep a check on the ECT-EOT this is the only way you can tell if your coolers are getting plugged. Mine is running 2-4 degs difference 55mph freeway and 4-8 degs difference pulling my 5er highway. The most that i have seen is 218 degs ECT and 228 degs EOT pulling a 6% grade for 2 1/2 miles in 90+ deg heat outside. I may go with the Cat or the new Shell antifreeze when i do mine
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I just put the CAT ELC in mine. I'm installing the coolant filter tomorrow.

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how many miles u have now op?

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how many miles u have now op?
Opps. I forgot to mention that. I now have 31,000 on the odometer; (5,000 miles on the first coolant filter.)

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Kind of similar question. When you install and/or change the filter do you risk introducing air bubbles into the coolant system? If yes how do you prevent that?

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Its recommended when you first put the coolant filter on you change the first filter after a month, then 3 months then every 6 months

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Its recommended when you first put the coolant filter on you change the first filter after a month, then 3 months then every 6 months
Independent of mileage?

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