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Old 03-29-2013, 03:39 PM
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Coolant filter leaking

My sinister coolant filter is leaking from one of the shut off valves. Is there anything I can do to get it to stop. I'm out in the middle of no where and have limited resources
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:09 PM
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Where is the leak on the valve? Maybe you could just close the valves until you can repair it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:58 PM
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The valve with the screw in it is what was leaking. I took that whole valve adapter off and just screwed in the bronze fitting that the hose was connected too. The threads matched up but it was hard to screw in hope I didn't strip it. Started it up and so far its holding. I knew those valves would be more of a pita then good. When I get to town I'm just going to buy new fittings and take those valves off.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:48 PM
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I had same trouble, I finally got it right after 4 tries
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mine has slowly leaked too since day one i think it finally got so crusty that it crusted its own self shut lol.
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Did you take out the valve and just use the bronze fitting or buy new fittings?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:54 PM
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I noticed my coolant was very slowly disappearing and I thought the worst. Cavitation!! Glad it turned out to be something simple
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:57 PM
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Yea, I was the same!!! I thought it was a egr failer!!!! I tripped out the first day for 6hours trying to fix it, day 3 I was there for another 6hours.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:51 PM
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Mine drips too, tightened everything another half turn on the valves and slowed to almost nothing. It has done this from day one.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:24 PM
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I was just about to order a kit too. So regardless, DieselSite or Sinister, stay away from the stinking vales?
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