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Coolant filter mounting options

Started to mount my Sinister coolant filter and found that the AMP powersteps motor and hinge will not allow mounting in the recommended location. Did a search and found some nice alternatives on 6.0s but not 6.4, I know I can drill holes to mount to the frame about 6-8 inches further back. Has anyone else found another solution that is less hassle than drilling 2 new holes in the frame.
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Not to sure about another convenient location but I did have to drill 1 hole in the frame for mine and it was pretty easy. ALOT easier than I was expecting. I just used a brand new bit.

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Thanks, I figured I'd end up drilling in the end. I couldn't come up with any other ideas but figured someone might be more inventive than me.
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PM Ryan Ronning. He mounted his I believe in a place other than what the directions said. Im not sure if he had to drill holes or not.

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Yeah I believe Ryan mounted his in his front fender well. Actually looks pretty good just not ideal for me as I'm off road a lot

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Yeah, I'm looking for spots too. I assembled mine today to get ready to pu tit on tomorrow and I'm not 100% I want to put it where they designed it to go.

I'll let you know if I figure something else out tomorrow when I'm under there. I'd really like it on the driver's side so I can do water separator drains, fuel filter changes, and coolant filter changes all from the same side.


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So mounted everything up, ended up drilling frame about 10 inches back from recommended mount a crossmember. Had to extend the hoses, no big deal. Now for the BS. I've been through 2 Wix filters that will not seal. Once system is hot and pressurized it seeps from the top of the filter. WTF, I've put film of oil on gasket and went hand tight, hand tight plus 1/4 turn and tighten to point of starting to dent filter. All progessive. Am I missing something?
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So mounted everything up, ended up drilling frame about 10 inches back from recommended mount a crossmember. Had to extend the hoses, no big deal. Now for the BS. I've been through 2 Wix filters that will not seal. Once system is hot and pressurized it seeps from the top of the filter. WTF, I've put film of oil on gasket and went hand tight, hand tight plus 1/4 turn and tighten to point of starting to dent filter. All progessive. Am I missing something?
I have been having the same iusse so I use a oil filter clamp and got about two full truns out of it. No leaks for now.

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Thanks, sorry to hear but glad I'm not the only one. I guess I'll crank this down hard. Seems funny that being only pressurized to 16lbs it would be such a pain to seal.
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Thanks, sorry to hear but glad I'm not the only one. I guess I'll crank this down hard. Seems funny that being only pressurized to 16lbs it would be such a pain to seal.
That seems a little weird to me. I have the dieselsite kit but I just tighten it hand tight. If it is always leaking from the top I would just check the filter mount for a possible crack. If there's nothing there then maybe it's just that style of filter then that really needs to be tightened right up.

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6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
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CCV MOD
AIR LIFT 5000LB AIR BAGS W/ONBOARD COMPRESSOR
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