6.0 Coolant Filter Write-Up - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2012, 01:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Post 6.0 Coolant Filter Write-Up

Dieselsite 6.0 Coolant Filter Write-Up

I looked around the org quite a bit in search of a good write-up on a coolant filter kit, and couldn't really find any. There is plenty of talk about coolant filters and how crucial they can be for the 6.0 but no write-ups on installing one. Most of the major problems associated with the 6.0 all trace back to the cooling system. After countless hours of reading on the org I truly believe that a clean cooing system is is the absolute most important thing to have on a 6.0. This mod is too cheap and too easy to overlook. You shouldn’t even have to think about doing this. The entire kit with 2 extra filters, tax, and shipping was only $169.89 shipped to my door; came FedEx in 3 days. Their is no reason every 6.0 shouldn’t have some type of coolant filtration system. I hope this write up will inspire some other members of the org to do this mod and keep their trucks cooling system clean!

To start off hear is what was included in the kit I got from Dieselsite.com. Most kits are pretty much the same whether it be dieselsite, sinister, XDP, or something you rig up yourself.
Heres the link to it:

http://www.dieselsite.com/2003-20076...waterpump.aspx

-1 Aluminum Filter Base
-1 Baldwin 5134 Filter (I Bought 2 Extra for $10.50 Each)
-1 Aluminum Base Bracket
-6 Feet of Goodyear Horizon 3/8” (9.5mm) 200psi Hose
-1 Brass T-Fitting
-1 Aluminum T-Fitting
-2 Brass Plugs
-2 Brass Fittings
-2 Large Hose Clamps
-5 Small Hose Clamps
-Stainless Hardware
-Teflon Tape
-Free Decal



The only tools you will need are:
-Flathead Screwdriver
-Pliers
-Ratchet
-10mm Deep Socket
-9/16 Deep Socket
-11/16 Deep Socket
-Hose/Pipe Cutter (I Used A Razor Clipper)



The instructions that came with my kit were pretty good but some of the pictures and wording were a little misleading, but this is a pretty basic install. Here we go.

Start by wrapping all the brass threads with teflon tape.



Next I screwed in the four brass fittings into the aluminum filter base. Their were no torque specs so I just made then nice and snug.



Now attach the bracket to the radiator support as shown.



Next, screw the filter to the base and attach the base to the bracket using the two bolts included.



Now splice into the coolant return line on the degas bottle and clamp in the brass t-fitting. Attach the supplied hose to the end of the T and connect the other end to the fitting on the filter base. You will have to cut the hose to length. They give you plenty of hose to work with.



Next, splice into the heater hose line right next to the oil fill pipe. Make sure to splice before the valve. Use the larger aluminum t-fitting on this side and the larger hose clamps. Run a hose off the T back to the filter base.





Tighten down all your clamps and check for leaks!


Its really that simple. Considering the cost and ease of this mod their is no excuse to not do it. I plan on running the first filter for 500 miles to see how much crud comes out. I’ll post when I do it. Depending on how much stuff comes out will determine whether I run the second filter 500 or 1,000 miles.
Hope this helps some fellow powerstroke owners to keep their cooling system clean.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-21-2012, 02:17 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: pitt meadows bc can
Posts: 311
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
nice write up. thanks for putting in the time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-21-2012, 02:25 PM
Cowgirl forever!!!
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spartanburg,SC
Posts: 2,745
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thanks for doing this. im going to install mine tommarrow hopefully
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-21-2012, 02:58 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Warren, Oregon
Posts: 1,515
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Great post, did you replace the small gray hose to the heater control vacuum line.
2 stroker
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-21-2012, 03:03 PM
Glow Plugs Only
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Nice wright up and pics. Where did you get that oil fill cap? That's sharp I'd like to get one of those.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-21-2012, 03:13 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2 stroker View Post
Great post, did you replace the small gray hose to the heater control vacuum line.
2 stroker
I noticed it hanging there right before I closed the hood. Good catch though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-21-2012, 03:13 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 73
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Great write up, and pictures. I got lucky and put mine in before the heater valve.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-21-2012, 03:14 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by dee004 View Post
Nice wright up and pics. Where did you get that oil fill cap? That's sharp I'd like to get one of those.
eBay!
99-07 FORD F250 F350 6.0L 7.3L POWERSTROKE ENGINE DIESEL BILLET OIL CAP | eBay

Their a little pricy but its all metal and looks great under the hood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 02-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Glow Plugs Only
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,441
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by mazsecond View Post
eBay!
99-07 FORD F250 F350 6.0L 7.3L POWERSTROKE ENGINE DIESEL BILLET OIL CAP | eBay

Their a little pricy but its all metal and looks great under the hood.
Thanks, I think I'll just get myself a gift
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 02-21-2012, 03:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Boca Raton, Florida
Posts: 1,537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 4 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by van-boy View Post
nice write up. thanks for putting in the time.
This is my first write-up. It made me appreciate other peoples write-ups even more because it does take a lot of time to put together and take all the pics while your working. I thought I should give back a little for all the org has given me. I plan on doing more write-ups in the future.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors