Re: How to plumb in a coolant filter
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: ponyboychris</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Thanks for the pics, Smokey. I don't know about anyone else but pictures always help me think things through better. That looks very do-able and clean. Did you plumb a water temp sensor to the water pump plug by chance? </div></div>Returning the coolant to the degas tank effectively bypasses the t-stat as well (as I understand it from AutoJim). The return should ideally return to the heater return line. There is no problem putting a sensor in the waterpump port other than the port is 1/4 NPT (IIRC) and most sensors are 1/8 NPT. Where Smokey hails from, the coolant is hot before he ever fires up the engine, LOL. He probably wouldn't notice the difference when the pump is disconnected. Those of you with ball valves in the feed line to the filter can turn the valve off and compare warmup times. It does make a difference, especially when you are starting with a cold soaked engine at 0° F.
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