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HELP! - 6.4 DiselSite Coolant Filter

Started the install of the DiselSite Coolant Filter this morning. Installed the filter on the frame rail under the passenger door no problem.

Tapped into the Heater hose no problem with the aluminum T.

Started to run the line that ties into the top of the small hose that lays on top of the radiator housing.

Problem: I am probably 2 - 3 feet short on hose. The hose that was shipped is Goodyear 3/8" 200 p.s.i.

Called all the local auto parts stores and they don't have something specialized like it.

I need the truck up and running Monday?

Can I splice in a small piece of lesser grade hose? or does it absolutely need to be 200 psi?

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can you route the hose another way so it reaches? if not I would think any heater hose the same diameter would be ok.

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u can use 3/8 airline for a temp fix or3/8 fuel line

u run less than 16 psi so psi is not a worry it's I noticed on my 3/8 hose I had got hard quickly ( 10-15,000 )miles so I changed it

I prefer an engine bay mount but on a 6.4 I don't know that room isn't a bigger problem ?

mine sits by the hvac blower motor

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Thanks guys for the replys.

I have it routed the most direct route and have come up short.

I don't know how hot the coolant gets and don't want to melt anything or have a major coolant leak with a blowout in the line.

I may just close both the in/out valves on the actual filter housing and zip-tie everything off until I get the right hose.

Frustrating.

Thanks again.
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I made mine own coolant filter, I used 3/8th inch gates coolant hose...it's not rated to 200psi, but it works perfectly for me...I bought it at Oreillys, both autozone and napa did not have 3/8th inch coolant hose. Fuel or air hose isn't goin to hold up like coolant hose will when using it for, well, coolant...I'd splice in a couple feet with a brass 3/8th splice and call it good...

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Thanks guys for the replys.

I have it routed the most direct route and have come up short.

I don't know how hot the coolant gets and don't want to melt anything or have a major coolant leak with a blowout in the line.

I may just close both the in/out valves on the actual filter housing and zip-tie everything off until I get the right hose.

Frustrating.

Thanks again.

I thought that they had fixed this problem with their new kits. I had the same issue. I ended using an extra piece of air line I found at work.

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Started the install of the DiselSite Coolant Filter this morning. Installed the filter on the frame rail under the passenger door no problem.

Tapped into the Heater hose no problem with the aluminum T.

Started to run the line that ties into the top of the small hose that lays on top of the radiator housing.

Problem: I am probably 2 - 3 feet short on hose. The hose that was shipped is Goodyear 3/8" 200 p.s.i.

Called all the local auto parts stores and they don't have something specialized like it.

I need the truck up and running Monday?

Can I splice in a small piece of lesser grade hose? or does it absolutely need to be 200 psi?

Help

For anyone still reading this thread ... read what it says on your radiator cap. In this case, the degas cap. Its probably about 16psi. The goodyear 200psi hose is way overkill but still very good hose.
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Wait... Wait..

I agree the hose are a little short aka they are cut for exact fit.
Maybe move some stuff around.

PM and I will gladly post some pics of mine.

Make sure you tighten the heck out of them clamps.
I rounter mine under the battery.
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You can probably call Dieselsite and have them ship the correct length and ziptie everything in the engine bay in the meantime.

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I thought that they had fixed this problem with their new kits. I had the same issue. I ended using an extra piece of air line I found at work.
Yeah the parts house has its benefits, as does the thief hose
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