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I put a coolant filter on my truck around 6k ago. Its still hot and flowing coolant. On my 6.0 I went through 2-3 filters in the first few thousand miles. Is there really a need on these motors? I mean, I feel every fluid should have a filter on it. It just doesn't seem like as bad of an issue as the 6.0 motors
 

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i also have a coolant filter. I think it is good insurance for the cooling system. I say its worth it :thumb:
 

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If it were up to me everyone of these motor would have one from the factory. Sand casting leaches a lot over time and will destroy water pumps.

Yes its that important.
 

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I cut my first filter apart (with the special tool for oil filter inspections) and it looked like the beach in there. Worth it IMO.
 

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I did my first coolant filter change and would like to see what is inside the old one. How could I open it without adding particles during the process as when grinding, sawing, etc?
 

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They have a special tool for it, Just not sure where to find it.
 

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I see it is worth getting so where can you get the best one at?
 

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I have the kit from dieselsite, havnt installed it yet but im very happy with the quality and the price. Sinister diesel also offers one that get good remarks as well.
 

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I have yet to cut open mine and it hasnt been changed since I got it. I have to change it guess I just keep forgetting. Mine is from dieselsite. Awesome kit :)
 

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I have the dieselsite kit mounted on the frame rail behind the right front wheel well. I might actually have a big enough pipe cutter. Never even thought of that...
 

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Coolant filter cut out

Here are some photos of the first cutted filter, it was used during 3 month. It is much sand considering that the flow volume trough the filter isn't much, its filtrating cartridge has only one exit hole of 5/32". It should be tiny because the filtration route is a bypass to the cooling system. That is for the Dieselsite system.
 

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i also think its necessary. Here is a picture of mine...
 

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Mine was terrible looking.
 
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