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seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

I checked on a 3/8 npt filter head at the supply store, 32 bucks plus a filter thats probably 3 bucks, so i have some things i dont like about the current setups, mostly about the extra hoses around looking like a cobbled up setup. I think i could do it either for the same amount or less as the 6.0 specific product. Does anybody have any reservations about this? Is there other places hoses could be hooked into? Lastly, does it have to be a bypass system? Thanks

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Re: seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

I did my own. The reason they are bypass is because there are no filters to handle the flow needed and filter fine enough at a reasonable price. Also you can plug the filter without downing the system.
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Re: seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

So if i find a high flow filter with a pressure bypass i could if i wanted too?

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You could, but it's not going to really be as effective believe it or not. If you really want a full flow inline filter, I would go with one in line with the heater core. That way, if/when it plugs, you won't run any risk of hurting the engine.
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Re: seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

Yeah thats what i was think of except it wouldnt filter when the ac is on

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Re: seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

i think the heater core valve is open on the normal AC setting to enable blending the air, but it's closed on max ac. at least that's how my truck behaves from in the cab


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Re: seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

that's is normal for all our trucks
like stated max ac is the only time the heater is blocked if you don't like that for your filter just install before the shut off valve

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Re: seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

I think there is coolant flowing through the heater core even if you are in max A/C.

I never saw a valve in there when I replaced my heater core.

There is a mod where you can install a valve. I think Bob at Dieselsite has one.




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Re: seriously thinking about doing a diy coolant filter

i was just talking about the vacuum operated valve under the hood. i'm confused now lol


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He has a pre bypass truck

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