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Coolant filtration

Has anyone used the Sinister Diesel kit for your truck? Care to comment on installation and use?

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Why do you need a coolant filtration system on the 6.7? The 6.7 uses the same coolant that gasoline engines in your explorer, escapee, chevy, dodge etc uses. The coolant is the DEXcool or equivalent. You do not see filtration systems on gasoline engines do you?

This for sure would be a waste of money in my mind.

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Hi Larry; I guess that I read too much some times. I get Diesel Tech magazine, plus a few other subscriptions, and I was reading about coolant filtration today. According to what I read, the 7.3 and 6.0 definitely need filtration, but the 6.7, not so much; but should still be filtered. All of the major suppliers make a coolant filtration kit for the 6.7 for a nominal fee, and basically easy install, so yes, I was considering. That's why I posted here; for input. Let's see; that's 1 'no'.

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Ford also says in the maintenance schedule to change the coolant in both systems at 105,000 miles. Not sure the requirement of the 7.3, 6.0 or 6.4. I could see a filtration setup if you were going to run the coolant 250,000, 500,000 or more miles like the big rigs.

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OMG people - get in your truck and drive it. All this extra filter, separators, CJ vs CK oils, truck stop fuel vs normal sized station fuels, cold air intakes, SeaFoam, DEF deletes, DPF deletes, and other additive crap discussions are senseless. There are hundreds of thousands of trucks on the road and the owners don't worry themselves silly on forums - probably don't even know forums exist. Their trucks run just fine forever by putting in diesel fuel from the nearest station and changing the oil once in a while.

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Good grief, where do you people come from? If you're not interested in sharing ideas and discussing possible modifications, what are you doing here? I could find a lot better things to do than hang out a web site like a child molester at a kiddie bathroom.
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I did offer an idea......the filtration is money in the seller's pocket and less money in your pocket....my idea is to use the cost of the filtration unit to pay for changing the coolant at 105,000 miles......and use some of the money to buy one of the vacuum fill kits to avoid air pockets.

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Yes, Larry; you usually give me good advice/suggestions.
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OMG people - get in your truck and drive it. All this extra filter, separators, CJ vs CK oils, truck stop fuel vs normal sized station fuels, cold air intakes, SeaFoam, DEF deletes, DPF deletes, and other additive crap discussions are senseless. There are hundreds of thousands of trucks on the road and the owners don't worry themselves silly on forums - probably don't even know forums exist. Their trucks run just fine forever by putting in diesel fuel from the nearest station and changing the oil once in a while.

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Please explain why you are on this "silly forum" if this is the case
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Since the '11 release of the 6.7L it has not been known or repeatably discussed to need a coolant filtration kit. For the cost of the coolant filter kit compared to flushing, how much coolant could you buy?

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I see that DexCool approved coolants also have the Ford spec listed but I have personally delat with several dexcool GM vehicles with the Dexcool sludge disorder.
I'd love for a chemical engineer with automotive coolant experience to explain this. I LOVE Shell ELC as it fixes 6.0 oil cooler plugging. 6.0 oil coolers I have replaced and used ELC red coolant in have gone twice the oil cooler plug milage with no coolant change and no issues and ECT-EOT spread staying at 8-10 degrees. I had to replace the radiator on one the other day as I saw the seam had a small leak that I know would turn into a tank blowout. That red coolant had been in there since 2009 and the truck had gone 127K miles. There was nothing in the rad and I pulled block plugs and nothing there either. The only thing I see is the rad was white inside tanks as I pulled tanks off so the rad would bring more $ in my scrap run. That white crust is there to some degree on any I ever pull tanks on for that reason so I would not judge that one to be any worse than any gaoline engine pickup rad I have changed with 200K miles and 10+ years of use.

I'm not promoting that the coolant stays in that long but this truck had not had it flushed as I recommended since I did the cooler on it.


Oh BTW, there are certainly mods that no question have positive effects. But many of us here would take the care needed to assure no issues that make some of these mods unnecessary. I see a coolant filter system as catching silicate drop-out as good coolant maintenance keeps anything else out of system. Use f coolants that do not pose that risk would make a coolant filter unneeded. Class 8 trucks don't have coolant filters since long-life diesel coolants with silicate and cavitation issues addressed started being the fill for cooling systems on those. The filters were the best way for those trucks to have a slow dissolve disc of the cavitation suppressing additive in the system.

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Well, when i read ideas, a lot of times I post here for suggestions. I always get good replies and I appreciate that. So, based on those replies, I don't need a coolant filter.

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Clev....not mentioned....the 6.7 has TWO SEPARATE cooling systems.....did any of the filtration setups filter both cooling systems?

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Yes, it did refer to two systems, and the coolant filtration was for the 'engine side', I think. I would have to find and re-read the article to be sure.

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