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Old 04-09-2011, 05:07 PM
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Sinister Coolant Filter on a Excursion

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I just bought an 03 Excursion and I am going to put the Sinister Coolant Filter Kit on my truck. I have a question though when reading the Sinister directions I see where to install the the hose in from the coolant bottle but on my truck there is a "T" in the heater hose I presume it is for the rear climate controls. So can I put the other "T" in front of this or do I need to get something else. Thank you for your time and help. I hope this is enough of an explination for my question.
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Hello,
I just bought an 03 Excursion and I am going to put the Sinister Coolant Filter Kit on my truck. I have a question though when reading the Sinister directions I see where to install the the hose in from the coolant bottle but on my truck there is a "T" in the heater hose I presume it is for the rear climate controls. So can I put the other "T" in front of this or do I need to get something else. Thank you for your time and help. I hope this is enough of an explination for my question.
I don't see the problem with adding another "T" if there is room. I do suggest doing a complete coolant flush and getting the junk Ford Gold coolant out before installing the filter.
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I don't see the problem with adding another "T" if there is room. I do suggest doing a complete coolant flush and getting the junk Ford Gold coolant out before installing the filter.

Here we go again... Gotta love that propaganda...
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:28 PM
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Just sayin'. When you start with junk and add a filter, you then get filtered junk.
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Here we go again... Gotta love that propaganda...
Sooo... your saying that the Ford Gold coolant is good
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When I bought the truck I did a complete fluid change on the it. I changed the oil, transfer case, front and rear diffs, and coolant. I flushed the system twice with hose water, and then 4 times with distilled water. I then put Ford Gold Coolant back into the truck. Should I change it out with I add the filter kit to the truck? When I drained it the coolant did not look that bad as there wasn't any sediment in the bucket. Does the sediment inbed itself to the radiator oil cooler etc? I have no problems flushing it back out. The coolant has maybe 400 miles on it since I changed it. Thank you for all of your help.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:55 AM
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I would get rid of it... when you do a flush use restore and then restore plus... it will get more crap out of your system than just water... and don't put on the filter untill you finally are ready to put the EC-1 rated coolant in it...
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:21 AM
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What he said. The silicates fall from suspension in the gold coolant and clog your oil cooler. You can get Zerex ELC coolant from NAPA. Just make sure it has the EC-1 rating. Also, get concentrate and not the 50/50 mix.
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Perfect it is on the agenda for tommorow. Where do you purchase the Restore and Restore Plus from? Thanks again.
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You can try to find it online but i had to go to a cummins dealer to get mine. It is a fleetguard product.
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