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Old 03-06-2013, 04:23 AM
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I just ordered a coolant filter yesterday and I'm thinking while I'm installing that I'll remove the degass bottle and clean it out since it looks kind of cruddy inside. It looks like I'll need to remove the drivers side battery to get the degass bottle out. Is it safe to just remove and cover the + and - cables for that battery and leave the other connected? It might sound like a stupid question, but I sure don't want to fry something.

Any suggestions on how to clean out the degass bottle?
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:30 AM
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No, your batteries are in parallel. That means they're like one big battery. So with pos and neg DC on one, the other is still hooked up and those wires are still live. You can DC the neg from BOTH batteries though, and be fine.
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I just ordered a coolant filter yesterday and I'm thinking while I'm installing that I'll remove the degass bottle and clean it out since it looks kind of cruddy inside. It looks like I'll need to remove the drivers side battery to get the degass bottle out. Is it safe to just remove and cover the + and - cables for that battery and leave the other connected? It might sound like a stupid question, but I sure don't want to fry something.

Any suggestions on how to clean out the degass bottle?
Let me guess. Your using Ford gold coolant?


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No, your batteries are in parallel. That means they're like one big battery. So with pos and neg DC on one, the other is still hooked up and those wires are still live. You can DC the neg from BOTH batteries though, and be fine.
Thanks. I'm more concerned about the + cable end on the drivers side since I'll be removing that battery completely. I was also trying not to lose my presets in my radio. I guess I'll just disconnect all 4 cables just to be safe.


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Let me guess. Your using Ford gold coolant?


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It has 47,000 miles, so it still has the factory coolant.
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your fine doing one side but you have to protect that positive cable from shorting

i put a glove on it and tape it up I don't like loosing presets and My truck needs to relearn the shifting strategy as I believe yours does as well

so with the one battery hooked up it will still have the same 12 volts just not the same CCA's so don't start it LOL
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your fine doing one side but you have to protect that positive cable from shorting

i put a glove on it and tape it up I don't like loosing presets and My truck needs to relearn the shifting strategy as I believe yours does as well

so with the one battery hooked up it will still have the same 12 volts just not the same CCA's so don't start it LOL
Great, thanks guys.

Anyone have ideas on cleaning out the bottle?
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Simple green and water would probably work?
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Let me guess. Your using Ford gold coolant?


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If you are talking about the crud around the degas bottle, it isnt from the coolant. It is from the sand that the block is cast in
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Simple green and water would probably work?


I'll give that a shot, thanks.

I ordered the filter from Dieselsite on Tuesday about 10 AM. I went home for lunch yesterday (Wednesday) and there was a box on the porch. I'm thinking what did the wife order now? I look at the label and it's the coolant filter I can't believe it arrived in about 24 hours after ordering, I'm just amazed. If it would have been something I really, really needed it would have taken a week, lol.

I started putting it all together last night and I'm really impressed at the quality of all the parts. I'm planning on installing it in the same position they use in the instructions, but I'm a little concerned I won't have enough hose. Did anyone install it in that location and not have enough hose? There may be plenty, I just don't know yet.
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Cool Coolant Filter

Hello, just install my coolant filter yesterday [Dieselsite].I also have the trans filter that goes in the same location, so I mounted the coolant filter about 8" aft of the trans filter and just had enough hose, like 1".IF I was to do it again I would run the[out] hose straight to the degas bottle, the top fitting that's caped off, I would need more hose, but would be much cleaner looking.
Hope that helps
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