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Coolant filter change interval?

How often do u guys change your coolant filter?
I just bought a bunch of replacement filters and wanted to get routine schedule going.

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I change mine with my oil changes every 5000 miles
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I change mine with my oil changes every 5000 miles
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When the filter stops getting hot.

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When the filter stops getting hot.
This one for me too.

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i change mine out every 6 months.
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Once installed I changed mine at 1k, 5K, and 25K miles. I haven't seen any debris or clogging at that interval and will continue to change mine every 25K or once per year.
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When the filter stops getting hot.
Same.

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When it gets lukewarm (vs. hot) is a good answer, but a clean cooling system will not plug up a filter and cool off. Keep in mind that the filter media is not good forever and so I replace about once a year. If using additives, I'd not replace more than once a year. You don't want to overdose with Supplemental Chemical Additives (SCA).
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I change my filter every oil change. The filter is cheap and it makes me stay on top of it.

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There is no technical benefit to change a coolant filter this often. Fleetguard recommends 500 hours or 25,000 miles (and that is for over the road trucks, which have more severe service). Being a sealed system, particulate matter cannot accumulate quick enough to plug even the smallest filters and additives are typically not depleated either. In fact, there is a good reason not to change coolant filters this often: when using filters with SCA, there is a good chance you will overdose your coolant and cause precipitates to form. Changing filters in automotove service even every year is probably overkill, but done as a good measure to make sure the filter media doesn't break down.

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You use non charged filters in these trucks. Do not add SCA.

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yeah you don't want filters that add chemicals, and you don't want to be using the Ford coolant either.
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