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Old 11-30-2012, 04:05 PM
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How often to change coolant filter?

Hey guys,

I bought a used F350 and was crawling around under it today spraying the exhaust bolts (5" mbrp gets in today!), and noticed a filter mounted to the frame with 2 lines coming into it each with a 1/2" ball valve. I looked up the filter part number and it's a coolant filter. How often should I change it?

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Cameron
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Once a year or 5000 miles. You could remove the fliter and cut it to see how dirt it is.

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:11 PM
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Once a year or 5000 miles. You could remove the fliter and cut it to see how dirt it is.

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Ok thanks, I'll just change it when I change the oil this time around to be safe.

Also going to change out the rear diff fluid and get some friction modifier for it, that thing sucks for an LSD.
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Most of the fluids in the type (synthetic) and weight Ford specifies for the rear end have the friction modifier already added to them. So, be careful when you're buying so that you don't add more to it if it's already there.

I plan on changing my coolant filter every 10,000 miles. I'll cut the first one open and see how loaded it is first.

It seems the previous owner of my truck was pretty much on top of his maintenance. The gold coolant in mine was crystal clear and pretty light colored... like a lager.
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I plan on changing mine once a year, (using Donaldson extended life ECF4085, 14 micron 150K mile rating) also it wont damage anything if ever does plug (it simply quits filtering), and an easy way to tell if its still working is feel it after you go for a drive, if its hot its still working, if its cool its plugged. Also make sure you get a filter WITHOUT the chemical additive.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:05 PM
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Where is this filter located at? This is something that I was unaware of.
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Where is this filter located at? This is something that I was unaware of.
Wherever you decide to add it

I made my Samsung SGH-I997 send this.
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mjc, it's not standard or optional equipment from the OEM. You have to buy your own and install it.

It's essentially a filter, filter mount/distribution block, and 2 hoses with lots of clamps.
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