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Old 04-12-2011, 06:05 PM
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coolant filter. pre flush?

i was talking to my dad about how i was gonna put a coolant filter on the truck. obviously theirs a lot of stuff floating in the system. he thought maby you could put the filter on there before you flush it? to get a lot of crap out maby making the flush easier and do a better job the only thing i could think of is gold coolant is nasty would it just plug up the filter?
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:09 PM
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I would think that it would get clogged very quickly. When i flushed mine, there was a bunch of casting sand that settled out in the container that i used to catch the gold. I will post the pics if i find them. It was alot.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:11 PM
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thats what i figured. but you would think if you did it you could get 99% of the crap out before you flushed it
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Yeah, it couldn't hurt anything, other than the cost of a filter. Try it out.
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well looks like im gonna order it here pretty quick ill keep you guys updated
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Man, fish is cheap in Iowa! lol

Either way! I just ordered my diesel site filter today.
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Man, fish is cheap in Iowa! lol

Either way! I just ordered my diesel site filter today.
i know right it took me a sec to figure out what the hell you were talking about
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:24 PM
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Coolant filters are a by-pass set up, it only filters a small percentage at a time. Your best bet would be to do a several flushes first then install filter. Prior to my filter install when I flushed, there was a good amount of debris in the 5gal catch bucket.
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i was talking to my dad about how i was gonna put a coolant filter on the truck. obviously theirs a lot of stuff floating in the system. he thought maby you could put the filter on there before you flush it? to get a lot of crap out maby making the flush easier and do a better job the only thing i could think of is gold coolant is nasty would it just plug up the filter?
That's why you change the first filter so quickly. A lot of people install the filter with no intention of flushing/swapping coolants. I would go ahead and install the filter. We flushed the system on mine last week and will install the filter this week. I did not wait for any particular reason and had planned on installing the filter right away.
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you change the filter every 3 months or something for like the first year. thats how the system is designed...
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