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Here is a pic of my BPD ones just in case anyone is interested in how the look. They do have them in several other colors as well.

That looks sick. I'd love to get a set of these for mine, but I'm having a hard time coping with $150 just for caps. The oil and filters are already expensive enough! I don't even care to have colored caps, just plain billet, but the cost seems astronomical to me.


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That looks sick. I'd love to get a set of these for mine, but I'm having a hard time coping with $150 just for caps. The oil and filters are already expensive enough! I don't even care to have colored caps, just plain billet, but the cost seems astronomical to me.


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Price won't seem so steep when your in the middle of a filter change and break the plastic caps. Kinda puts you dead in the water at that point.
 

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Price won't seem so steep when your in the middle of a filter change and break the plastic caps. Kinda puts you dead in the water at that point.
Knock on wood, it's never happened to me since 2005 when we got our first 6.0's. Not ruling out that it could happen, but I'm generally pretty careful about things. Now that I've said that, I'm destined to break one on my next service.


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Price won't seem so steep when your in the middle of a filter change and break the plastic caps. Kinda puts you dead in the water at that point.
And if you have seen the price ford wants for the plastic ones, you will be shocked. :thumb:
 

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I have the same ebay cap. The oring that comes with the cap is thinner than the one that comes with your filter. I didn't even use the one that came with the cap, just reused the old one and I have no leaks.
 

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I think next time, however, I will stick with a site recommended vendor
 

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I have the same ebay cap. The oring that comes with the cap is thinner than the one that comes with your filter. I didn't even use the one that came with the cap, just reused the old one and I have no leaks.
I think next time, however, I will stick with a site recommended vendor
I just went out to switch the o-ring and try again. I believe it worked! It was too cold to stand out there much longer with shorts on and I don't feel like putting pants on. Guess he just ships an o-ring that is too small. Thanks, but ditto to sticking with a recommended vendor next time!
 

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I just went out to switch the o-ring and try again. I believe it worked! It was too cold to stand out there much longer with shorts on and I don't feel like putting pants on. Guess he just ships an o-ring that is too small. Thanks, but ditto to sticking with a recommended vendor next time!
Looks like I am too late as I was just getting ready to post this. I went and checked and the oring he ships is not right (diameter to small), he would be better off not shipping one at all. I am putting mine on tomorrow and will let you know how mine turns out. Overall, minus the o-ring, the quality of the machining looks spot on. I went back and checked his feedback more closely and he has well over 150+ of these sold with positive feedback within the last year....and only 2 negatives. So I am pretty confident that with the right o-ring it is a good piece. If all goes well I will leave him positive feedback but bring up the o-ring thing. Glad you got it not leaking!!! :thumb:
 

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Here is a pic of my BPD ones just in case anyone is interested in how the look. They do have them in several other colors as well.

Not to hijack here but I noticed that you hooked up your coolant filter the same way I did, only to be told that I did it wrong and the "T" back by the firewall is supposed to go in front of the heater control valve. I just swapped the two locations, now my heater control valve is where the "T" is and vise-versa.
 

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Not to high jack here but I noticed that you hooked up your coolant filter the same way I did, only to be told that I did it wrong and the "T" back by the firewall is supposed to go in front of the heater control valve. I just swapped the two locations, now my heater control valve is where the "T" is and vise-versa.
Ahhhhh.... I was wondering about that when I installed it. Thanks for pointing that out.:thumb:


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Ahhhhh.... I was wondering about that when I installed it. Thanks for pointing that out.:thumb:


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No problem on that because I just put mine on and had a hard time deciding which way to go. Luckily it only fit the one way after I grabbed 2" of heater core line from auto zone .. wouldn't stretch back by the firewall luckily I guess
 

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Looks like I need to swap them around on the 2 truck I installed them on. We haven't had any problems the way they are,but would rather have them in the proper way
 

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Looks like I need to swap them around on the 2 truck I installed them on. We haven't had any problems the way they are,but would rather have them in the proper way
From what I understand, behind the heater control valve the system is not always open so you are not always getting flow. What I do not understand if that it is when the heater is off, or when the AC is cranked on high. Either way, with the "T" in front of the valve you will always have flow regardless what your heating/cooling system is doing. Like I said I had it wrong first, I just then switched the position on the "T" and the heater control valve.

 

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I am putting mine on tomorrow and will let you know how mine turns out.
Just got mine on, no issues unless you count getting the plastic OEM cap off. Looks good and no leaks! :p
 

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Just got mine on, no issues unless you count getting the plastic OEM cap off. Looks good and no leaks! :p
Were you able to use a socket for this? I tried on mine, but it wouldn't work. I would rather the socket not fit than it leak, but wish I could use a socket none the less.
 

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Were you able to use a socket for this? I tried on mine, but it wouldn't work. I would rather the socket not fit than it leak, but wish I could use a socket none the less.
Used a 24mm and Torque it to 14Nm.
 
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