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Coolant Filter Idea

I'm getting ready to add a coolant filter to my X. I have been reading a lot on here about them and researching different ones. However, tonight an idea hit me. Why couldn't I just take a remote oil filter kit (like this) and put it in my heater line? Seems to me like it would do the same thing, and the filters would be easy to find and buy. Am I missing something, or would this be a good (and even better CHEAP) route to go?

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ya this is a guy on here that made a real nice kit for like 50 bucks, if you got the time, go for it! I got a Dfuser one, love it, but the ss bracket that hold these things are flimsy if u ask me

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I'm getting ready to add a coolant filter to my X. I have been reading a lot on here about them and researching different ones. However, tonight an idea hit me. Why couldn't I just take a remote oil filter kit (like this) and put it in my heater line? Seems to me like it would do the same thing, and the filters would be easy to find and buy. Am I missing something, or would this be a good (and even better CHEAP) route to go?
The Coolant filter needs to be on a bypass system, if you put it directly inline on the heater hose, and the filter becomes clogged, you will not be getting coolant returned to the motor and may cause overheating.

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I'm getting ready to add a coolant filter to my X. I have been reading a lot on here about them and researching different ones. However, tonight an idea hit me. Why couldn't I just take a remote oil filter kit (like this) and put it in my heater line? Seems to me like it would do the same thing, and the filters would be easy to find and buy. Am I missing something, or would this be a good (and even better CHEAP) route to go?
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As long as you hook it to a "T" in your heater line it will work fine. You will just have to source the hose, fittings (those really aren't what you want to use, with top entry you need 90* fittings) shut off valves, and fab a bracket to mount it on. If you are feeling spunky, go for it. There is nothing wrong with your idea except just putting it in your heater line. As long as you hook it up in bypass you will be fine.

Most people that have done this have found that when all is said and done looking at the time spend to do it this way didn't save them any money and if they had to do it over again would just buy a kit.

But hey, yes you can build your own.

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After buying fittings,hoses and filter head from NAPA, i spent about 80 bucks to put my filter in.


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After buying fittings,hoses and filter head from NAPA, i spent about 80 bucks to put my filter in.
Does your install include shut off valves for when you change the filter?

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Yes,
I put them in so I can close them to change my filter. I bought them at Menards, and they are made of brass.


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For the time you're going to spend on getting all the parts together, might as well buy it from someone that has it in one package. (And the housings look better)

I'm all for saving $$ but when it comes to my truck, it gets the best or nothing.
I'm not gunna skimp on something to save a few.

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