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? for those that have coolant filter

Does your overflow level get higher when your coolant filter is plugged? I noticed mine today was almost to the top of the overflow so I changed the filter and went for a drive and its back down where it needs to be. Could there be something else other than filter being plugged to cause the coolant level to rise?

I have SCT tuner, Spearco Intercooler, 4" exhaust.
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The coolant filters are bypass systems. When the filter plugs up, the flow into it should stop and the system revert back to working like it did before you installed the filter system...

The only way I could see the system appearing to be overfilled would be if there were some sort of vacuum created that "sucked the fluid out of the filter cannister but I don't think that should happen.....

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Mine has never done that before. However, I've never left my filter on long enough to clog either.

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Does your overflow level get higher when your coolant filter is plugged? I noticed mine today was almost to the top of the overflow so I changed the filter and went for a drive and its back down where it needs to be. Could there be something else other than filter being plugged to cause the coolant level to rise?

I have SCT tuner, Spearco Intercooler, 4" exhaust.
Mine did!!!! When i installed my coolant filter kit last week i had no coolant loss so i did not put anymore coolant in.I wanted to first check it before i added some coolant.So i started the truck and let it idle for a few min.Then when i checked it was over the full line:shrug: .I have been checking it every day and it still is over the full line.I thought when i started the truck and the lines,filter filled up that my coolant would be lower but it was higher:shrug: Dont under stand it but i've been keepin an eye on it.It makes no sense to me so if someone has an answer please let me know.Thanks :Thumbup:
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Somehow air is stuck in the system is the only thing I can think of. Sometimes when opening a cooling system for repairs, air will get trapped in the cooling system on some vehicles. I would try cracking the pressure out of the degas cap after a full warm up drive with the heater on, be careful though and use some rags so as not to burn yourself, may have to do this a few times to bleed out all the air.

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I would agree, run the heater when you drive, after all it is the line the filter gets spliced into, so if you have trapped air I would start with the heater. Also won't the coolant level rise if you check it when the engine is warm? I would think it expands when hot etc.
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That's the funny thing though I have around 5000 miles on this fitler. When I changed it, it didn't have the nasty slimmy sludge you see in sum others. It just had some sand and small square black particules.:shrug:
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I would agree, run the heater when you drive, after all it is the line the filter gets spliced into, so if you have trapped air I would start with the heater. Also won't the coolant level rise if you check it when the engine is warm? I would think it expands when hot etc.
Just cheked mine again When the truck is hot its over the fill line but when its cold its under the line .I called bill w/ dfuser and he said the same thing,thanks to bill he is alot of help every time i call him:Thumbup: .
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when you install the kit do u loose any coolant? i have 13k on my f250 should i replace the coolant? does it come with longlife coolant?

can i replace it with anoother brand of coolant?
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Just cheked mine again When the truck is hot its over the fill line but when its cold its under the line .I called bill w/ dfuser and he said the same thing,thanks to bill he is alot of help every time i call him:Thumbup: .
Just don,t fill it above the low mark and did you fill your filter up before you spun it into place.
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