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Old 10-13-2010, 06:30 PM
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best coolant filter kit

whats everyone running for coolant filtration ??
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:55 PM
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whats everyone running for coolant filtration ??
I recently installed the DieselSite.com coolant filter kit on my 2006 6.0. The kit came complete with everything you need and also came with the new billet aluminum filter head, looks really sharp.
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Old 10-13-2010, 07:10 PM
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i have the dfuser kit, more for your money i guess, becase 3 filters included, but the stainless steel bracket that holds it all up, too flimsy for my taste, think its the same design as all of them though.
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Dieselsite or FCDP both have nice kits. Best thing you can do though is get rid of the Ford Gold coolant and switch to a good ELC coolant. The Gold or specifically the silicates in the Gold is what is clogging our oil coolers. If you are going to add a filter why not just get rid of the problem at its source?
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agreed ^^^ just put cat elc in mine
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Does the lack of silicate have any adverse affects??? Not to ask a dumb question but why would ford continue to use a coolant that causes serious issues with its engines???

Does the 6.0L come from the factory with the ford gold or something from international???
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PGreenSVT, dude you need to change your screen name to "ELC FOR LIFE!"

But I agree I just switched to ELC also, either way it cant be any worse than the gold, for those of you that have doubts just scrape the bottom of your degas bottle, thats the same crap thats clogging your oil cooler. When I did my flush I pulled my degas bottle and scrubbed it with a bottle brush, that crap is like glue.
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Does the lack of silicate have any adverse affects??? Not to ask a dumb question but why would ford continue to use a coolant that causes serious issues with its engines???

Does the 6.0L come from the factory with the ford gold or something from international???
Can't explain away Ford's logic. International uses Fleetrite ELC. Think about it. Whats is another silicate? Sand immediately come to mind. What is sand? It's an abrasive. Besides that it turns to a gell from the heat as it goes through the egr cooler trying to carry off the heat from high egt's resulting in the sludge that clogs the oil cooler. There is a substanial body of evidence supporting this.

Not having silicates is a positive thing. It has no adverse affects. ELC coolant is good for 300k miles without any additives and extendable to 600k with an additive pack at 300k. The new Delo ELC is good for 750k miles or 8 years extendable to 1 million miles.

I think it pretty much speaks for itself.
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PGreenSVT, dude you need to change your screen name to "ELC FOR LIFE!"

But I agree I just switched to ELC also, either way it cant be any worse than the gold, for those of you that have doubts just scrape the bottom of your degas bottle, thats the same crap thats clogging your oil cooler. When I did my flush I pulled my degas bottle and scrubbed it with a bottle brush, that crap is like glue.
I'm on a campaign man. That Gold crap is killing our trucks and people need to know. It is the cause of the biggest problems we have with the 6.0 and the bad reputation the 6.0 has. And it is pretty cheap and easy to eliminate. People should know this. So yeah, I'm beating that drum. The other drum is the need to monitor ECT and EOT before you blow your egr cooler and head gaskets.
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I just did a flush with Fleetrite Restore, VC9, lots of flushing, installed a coolant filter, and switched to ELC. Im curious to see what my coolant filter will look like after the first 500 miles, I know there is still most likely some crap in there still as I still have the stock EGR and oil cooler at 34k miles but I doubt there will be anywhere the abount that we see out of most of the posts with opened up coolant filters.
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