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What Happened. Full of sand

Has anybody changed their coolant filter after recently doing a flush and EGR delete /oil cooler change. I have 300 miles on this new oil cooler/ EGR delete and flush. I just changed my filter and this is what I found. I believe itís casting sand. How could this happen? I changed my filter 3 times during the flush. Will this plug up my new oil cooler? I donít want to flush and change my oil cooler again. Any thoughts?
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The coolant filter is just a bypass. It takes a lot of time for it to work everything out. Simply changing a few filters within one flush period isn't gonna do it. The more you run it, the more it will filter out.
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yeah i have about 5k on my coolant filter an still get a little specs of stuff in it an i damn near spent a whole day doing a coolant flush when i first did it

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I have had a coolant filter on for at least 30k miles, and while doing my egr delete, I had sand if the bottom of my 5 gal pail after draining coolant. Keep fresh filters on it, and eventually you will get it
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I have had a coolant filter on for at least 30k miles, and while doing my egr delete, I had sand if the bottom of my 5 gal pail after draining coolant. Keep fresh filters on it, and eventually you will get it
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yeah i have about 5k on my coolant filter an still get a little specs of stuff in it an i damn near spent a whole day doing a coolant flush when i first did it
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The coolant filter is just a bypass. It takes a lot of time for it to work everything out. Simply changing a few filters within one flush period isn't gonna do it. The more you run it, the more it will filter out.
I am guessing that i should change the filter every 500 to 1k miles and should'nt worry about the oil cooler plugging up?

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no you can run those filters for 10k well i guess it dependds on what filter you have i run a donaldson same type as on 18wheelers good for 20k+if you want to clean your system out good try rerouting your filter and hook it up at your heater core in and outlet much better flow and when your not useing your heat you get 100% flow threw your filter

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also like sixoh said the more you run your rig the more you filter so leave the one you have on there for a few months your not gonna hurt anyting ok

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Do the filters filter until full to the top or are they restricted as junk builds in the bottom?

Is there a perfect point where they should be changed?


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no you can run those filters for 10k well i guess it dependds on what filter you have i run a donaldson same type as on 18wheelers good for 20k+if you want to clean your system out good try rerouting your filter and hook it up at your heater core in and outlet much better flow and when your not useing your heat you get 100% flow threw your filter
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also like sixoh said the more you run your rig the more you filter so leave the one you have on there for a few months your not gonna hurt anyting ok
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Do the filters filter until full to the top or are they restricted as junk builds in the bottom?

Is there a perfect point where they should be changed?


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Since it's a bypass it doesn't really matter if they get restricted. If you feel the filter and it starts to get cool then it is clogged. You should change the filter less the more you run it. For example: 1k, 5k, then every 10k maybe More crap will come out at the beginning
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