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Old 12-10-2012, 12:22 PM
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Cool So i cut open my coolant filter today

So toady i decide to change my coolant filter and cut it open to see what i have inside. I have the diesel site set up with baldwin filters and it has been on my truck for 500 miles.



I drained my filter and got about cup and half of coolant. It came out real nice and gold, i drained it over a measuring cup with a coffee filter in between. No contaiminates were trapped.







the housing looked clean with no contaminates around the walls
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i know when oil mixes with antifreeze it comes milky..what about when diesel gets inside coolant what does it look like?
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Easiest way to check for diesel in your coolant is the tried and true sniff test.
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It would still look like fuel as far as I can remember, ypu should easily smell it in the filter if you suspect it. Btw, 1k on my coolant filter, I had very little debris in the pleats, and caught very little in a coffee filter. Time for my oil cooler replacement.

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it doesnt smell like diesel just like regular coolant
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:50 PM
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It would still look like fuel as far as I can remember, ypu should easily smell it in the filter if you suspect it. Btw, 1k on my coolant filter, I had very little debris in the pleats, and caught very little in a coffee filter. Time for my oil cooler replacement.

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that doesnt sound like fun replacing the oil cooler..i dred the day i have to do mine...im just lazy lol..what u replacing it with OEM or BPD?
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that doesnt sound like fun replacing the oil cooler..i dred the day i have to do mine...im just lazy lol..what u replacing it with OEM or BPD?
I have 170k on the oem, I dont dispute the quality of bpd, but thats just toopricey for me. I'm actually looking forward to doing it, it's just scraping the money together to get the parts I dread, lol. I've got the oil cooler, gotta get the egr delete and gaskets. And I might have some interesting news, about an oem oil cooler, more on that later, will find out later. I'm gonna clean and paint things up while i'm in there. I've got a 24 delta, not a dd, just for fun.

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it doesnt smell like diesel just like regular coolant
You should be good to go. If there's even a little diesel in your coolant, you'll smell it. Especially on the degas cap.

As far as OEM vs. BPD -- well, you can probably tell what my recommendation will be.
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Cost is the number one reason I kept an OEM oil cooler. That I think there are enough components fighting for airflow behind the grille (rad/intercooler/AC) was why I don't like BPD's design. Finally, if I went 100k without a coolant filter, I should go mucho farthero with one on this new oil cooler.

23* degree split!?! Holy running on blind luck, Batman! I changed mine at 16~18.

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