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I run a coolant filter from Sinister MFG. It does a good job of keeping the Ford gold coolant clean. It was fairly simple to install, should not take more than 15 minutes tops. I bought mine off of amazon since I already had an account with them. Honestly as long as the coolant looks clean I wouldn't worry about it to much. I pull mine out about every 6 months with a antifreeze checker and hold it up to the sunlight to see if it has anything floating in it. Not the scientific way of doing it but it works.
A coolant filter isn't gonna stop or prevent silicate drop out. Coolant filters are a bypass system, which means its only filtering about 10% of the coolant, so if the other 90% of the coolant is pushing thru the oil cooler, there still is a chance of the oil cooler getting blocked up.
One of the benefits from switching form the Ford gold or G-05 to a ELC is to cut down on coolant maintenence. Ford now recommends to change out the gold coolant every 50k miles (I wonder why?) (sarcasm).
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