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Old 11-20-2012, 04:22 PM
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Coolant filter change after 1000 mi, with pics.

I dumped my ford gold about 2000 mi ago. I flushed with tap water, then flushed with 24 gal of distilled water to get back to a ph of 7. I decided not to flush with restore and restore plus because of the overwelming stories of clogged oil coolers after chemical flushes. I have a 24 delta, it did not go up or down after the flush/backflush. I did not notice alot of debris during the flush. Then I installed a bypass coolant filter. I ran the filter for right at 1000 mi. I've been running the truck on short trips, it is not a DD. Most of the time has been with the heater valve closed to maximize flow. The outlet hose has remained hot, so I suspected the filter was not clogged. I opened the filter and rinsed the filter element and housing in a coffee filter, to see what I got. The oasis shows an egr cooler replacement, but no oil cooler replacement, 170k currently. I'm happy, i'll be replacing the oil cooler after the new year, hopefully. My feelings are generally, if you or the PO, did not maintain the coolant, flushed with chemicals, or ran straight water for any length of time, you will have a tough time with oil coolers.
Tips: Release your system pressure before you close isolation valves.
Catch the coolant in a coffee filter, and dump it back in, I got a little over a cup.
Don't overtighten the filter, it's not necessary, just check for leaks.

Coolant is fine.


The debris just looks like flakes of mineral deposits i've seen in any coolant system, and maybe a little dirt.



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u should save the money and get a bpd oil cooler.
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u should save the money and get a bpd oil cooler.
This is the ultimate solution and while hard to swallow is easier than an unlimited number of OEM coolers at 400.00+ a pop.

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u should save the money and get a bpd oil cooler.
Although I do not dispute the quality and functionality of the bpd oil cooler, I do dispute the cost as related to my circumstances. My system is generally clean and considering the original oil cooler seems to have lasted this long, I will be replacing the oem oil cooler. I do not foresee problems with an oem cooler in my situation in the near future. $2500-3000, is not easy to dump into a truck that is not a factor in my livelihood. I understand your reasoning in some situations.

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Although I do not dispute the quality and functionality of the bpd oil cooler, I do dispute the cost as related to my circumstances. My system is generally clean and considering the original oil cooler seems to have lasted this long, I will be replacing the oem oil cooler. I do not foresee problems with an oem cooler in my situation in the near future. $2500-3000, is not easy to dump into a truck that is not a factor in my livelihood. I understand your reasoning in some situations.

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I agree here. I have the BPD Oil Cooler Relocation Kit and while it was a rather large pill to swallow price wise it was worth every penny. To be honest I was always the one that said I would never own one of their kits because it simply wasn't cost effective for me to buy it over replacing the OEM one multiple times before the cost would justify itself. Then I did head studs and gaskets and reassembled and my delta's spiked to over 17* when they were never higher 5* even after multiple chemical flushes before the tear down.

After just having done all that work only to have to rip it half way down for an oil cooler I said that's the straw that broke the camels back. I was simply ready to just drive it and be happy so I swallowed that pill and ponied up the dough for the new BPD oil cooler kit. That said I understand completely where southend is coming from as I too had the same views on this very topic. Southend the best thing you can do is to keep monitoring your delta temps and letting your clogged oil cooler continue to be a FULL FLOW coolant filter in your truck until your ready to swap it out for a new one.

The way it sits now is not hurting anything major with the delta's as high as they are just make sure to keep monitoring it and watching your coolant's color to make sure your oil cooler doesn't rupture. Then when you are ready replace it and continue to monitor the temps and filter the coolant. You will be surprised at the amount of crap the little bypass filters pull out of the cooling system.
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Was this the first filter change or the second after your flush? I have only changed my filter once since my flush and it had some crap in it. hard to tell the amount you are showing there.
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Although I do not dispute the quality and functionality of the bpd oil cooler, I do dispute the cost as related to my circumstances. My system is generally clean and considering the original oil cooler seems to have lasted this long, I will be replacing the oem oil cooler. I do not foresee problems with an oem cooler in my situation in the near future. $2500-3000, is not easy to dump into a truck that is not a factor in my livelihood. I understand your reasoning in some situations.

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Completely agree. Couldn't have said it better.

And southend I got my sig idea from you, im being sarcastic obviously, just for chits and giggles :thumbup:

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Well i just ordered my diesel site coolant filter system...they said i wont get it till Wednesday so ill post up picks when i get it installed. I also ordered 2 filters.
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I may have missed it, but which filter setup did you get? Dieselsite, sinister?

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Was this the first filter change or the second after your flush? I have only changed my filter once since my flush and it had some crap in it. hard to tell the amount you are showing there.
Yes, 1k mi after my flush, I installed the filter, then pulled the filter with 1k mi on it. It is less than a tsp of debris.





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Completely agree. Couldn't have said it better.

And southend I got my sig idea from you, im being sarcastic obviously, just for chits and giggles :thumbup:

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Lol, yea, thats too much........lol.



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