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Old 02-02-2011, 06:39 PM
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Dieselsite Coolant Filter Install Question

Howdy,

Hope I'm posting this in the right spot. Doing a lot of reading on getting the ford gold crap out of my 05' 6.0 and replacing with ELC.

Does any one know how much extra coolant you'd need to add on average to factor for the extra line and the volume added by the filter. Just want to know so I have enough concentrate on hand when I do the flush.

Also, Is it OK to install the coolant filter during the flush, right before I add the new coolant?? Just want to make sure there wouldnt be a better time to do the install.

Thanks!
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I would do the install after, just me not a tech, now, if you really want me to I can go to my truck and get measurements of tubes and figure the amount of coolant but here is a guess instead, buy an extra gallon.

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The coolant filter will only swallow about 1 quart of fluid.
I would stick the filtration system on the truck after. Don't see the need to filter coolant your going to dump. If you got the extra valves you could hang it anytime you want, just open the valves after your done with the flush.
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I too would install the filter after. The volume of the filter system is not going to be enough to worry about. You should have some undiluted coolant left over when your done the change. When you add the filter, if your level drops enough to warrant it, just mix up a little and add it in. It won't be much.
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Thanks guys! For the record, I was thinking of installing the filter immediately after my last flush. Definitely didn't want to filter the old junk! Appreciate your advice!
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Thanks guys! For the record, I was thinking of installing the filter immediately after my last flush. Definitely didn't want to filter the old junk! Appreciate your advice!

Good looking truck dude

And you have some good advice there
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You should have 4 gallons of ELC concentrate on hand for the change over anyway. You won't need any more than that. After your last drain add 3.5 gallons of ELC concentrate and top off with distilled water. That should give you a 50/50 mix. Add distilled water to your .5 gallon of remaining ELC and that will give you 1 gallon of 50/50 premix ELC. Use that to top up your cooling system as needed and maintain your 50/50 mix.
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