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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-06-2008, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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coolant filter

I've been thinking a long time about geting a coolant filter for my truck. I'm sure like everyone else I thought it was way over priced, so..
1. Marine fuel filter kit from carquest ($26.00)
2. 1 extra filter from carquest ($10.00)
Fittings and valves from lowe's ($31.00)
6' of 3/8" heater hose and hose clamps from Advanced auto parts ($10.00)
custom bracket made from spare steel (1 hour)
I shoud have some pics up if anyone wants to see.
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05 F-250 FX44"superlift, 35" pirelli scorpion ATR"S, sirius satellite radio, 1 sony 10" with 1k watts. sct with spartan and Doug's tunes, bullydog outlook, coolant temp, Egrcooler delete, coolant filter, 4" exhaust to 5" stacks, B&W gooseneck hitch, limo tint, ARP studs. AFE stageII intake with PG7, VIPER 5900SST
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yep..yep...post up pics. DIY kits are always welcome. Any idea what the filter is rated at?
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no, but I'll see

05 F-250 FX44"superlift, 35" pirelli scorpion ATR"S, sirius satellite radio, 1 sony 10" with 1k watts. sct with spartan and Doug's tunes, bullydog outlook, coolant temp, Egrcooler delete, coolant filter, 4" exhaust to 5" stacks, B&W gooseneck hitch, limo tint, ARP studs. AFE stageII intake with PG7, VIPER 5900SST
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Installed a dfuser's coolant filter last week. I was impressed with kit but also think it was overpriced ($159.99).
Will check back for pics. of yours.
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I have dfuser's coolant filter. Installed very easily. I think the price is worth the protection. 159 bucks or harmful stuff floating around in my 10k dollar engine. But to each their own.

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I also think they are overpriced but it is still pretty cheap compared to a new engine or even a water pump. If anything it was just a cheap insurance plan but still would like it to be less.

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i didnt think Dfusers price was high . as already mentioned its cheaper than a leaving that crap in your engine and i suppose some of the price is for his putting together the kit, doing the homework and such

'04 6.0, 4.5" lift, straight piped, SCT tunes by Innovative Diesel, studded, coolant filter, EGR delete Tru track in the rear, sounds by JL audio some other odds and ends
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You won't find anything for these trucks at a great price because we don't have the volume that, say, a Mustang gear head would. I see this complaint over and over, and the bottom line is that we are too small (in terms of unit opportunity) to generate any price synergies.

On something like the coolant filter system, if you have the time and access to a machine shop, you could buy the filter, fittings and valves and some nice braided lines and then machine yourself some nice brushed aluminum bracket(s). And probably come in under $100 if you use top notch materials.

Problem is that most of us don't have a day to spend on a project like that. Also, on many other parts for our trucks, the machine/fabrication work is well beyond what the average Joe can do. For example, fabricating a new intercooler, including new, larger mandrel-bent IC pipes.

Costs are related to volumes. Of course, there can be rip offs, but they usually don't last because someone who is willing to earn their money will come along and take that business away. That is why we live in America,

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Ok, here are the pics...
http://s165.photobucket.com/albums/u...t=DSC04606.jpg
Before I get people saying "wait thats a fuel filter/water separator" It's ok, they are made or the same thing and there are no additives in it. And the valves aren't the ones I wanted to get but, they were $15 less each so, I'l deal with it.

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Nice Job! I like how your mounting bracket gives you more clearence from the filter to the AC pipe. I have the Banks intercooler and CAC pipes, so I had to fab my own bracket because the kit I bought put the filter against the CAC pipe. Nice Job looks good!:Thumbup:
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