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Old 12-29-2010, 07:19 AM
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Will a coolant filter help?

OK, here is the question. I have a 2004 with 85000 miles. I am looking to make this truck last. I will be doing a change over to Caterpiller ELC this spring. I was thinking of installing a coolant filter now and start cleaning the sand out of the system now, so that when I drain and flush, there is that much less crap in there. I know I will use a filter or two but the price is small. Is this a waste of time or a good idea. Also, I am open to recommendations on which filter to use. Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:37 AM
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Good idea, and I'd recommend the kit from Direct Injection Performance - GoGoDiesel.Com, Your Source For All Things Diesel!. The filter is a NAPA 4070 I believe....
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:24 AM
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Flush before then install the kit.
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I just changed out my coolant filter and cut it open. Here is a link to the thread I posted pictures in.

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He can only benefit from doin a coolant filter install now. As he initially thought and is correct about is to start cleaning some garbage up now and it will be in place when he flushes to help collect stuff then once his fresh coolant is in he can spin on a new filter. Why not? It's just ten bucks or what not. Maybe a little too picky (aren't we all in some way about our vehicles?)but it won't hurt anything.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:59 PM
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Flush before then install the kit.
I agree. A flush before the filter is a really good idea.


It is cheaper to buy the parts individualy.

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Old 12-31-2010, 12:08 AM
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For the OP, do as you please man. Doesn't hurt to be OCD sometimes in the appropriate aspects.
Steve he didn't ask for you to promote cheap die cast generic filter bodies that he needs to track down his own plumbing (not that it's rocket science what or where to get it) but also bobs kit fits perfectly in place on the oem core support with no modification or fabrication. By the time your jokersteve promotional plug is pursued you're into the project as deep as buying the kit that shows up in a neat little box and is executing it's function in 5 minutes after install. Why scavenge? Show me a picture of your coolant filtration system...........
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Old 12-31-2010, 04:34 AM
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Put the filter on, it can only help. Dieselsite kit is the way to go, it's well thought out, installs in minutes, and Bob really did his homework with that mounting bracket.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:42 AM
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Dieselsite kit is the way to go, it's well thought out, installs in minutes, and Bob really did his homework with that mounting bracket.
TOTALLY AGREE! I installed my Dieselsite kit in May.....very slick and professional looking parts and installation. Looks very OEM and works very well.
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:32 AM
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I have diesel site. I really like it. I wanted to point out another option.
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