Coolant filters are not a new idea to the diesel engine world. They come in most OEM applications for medium duty and OTR tractor trailer rigs. The idea was somehow tossed aside for light duty applications, most likely due to cost. For our light duty trucks it is a very important issue that needed to be addressed. Many diesel engines - like the Powerstroke - are cast with sand in the process. This sand is NOT completely removed from the system. In fact, much of this sand leaches out of the casting over time. The sand wears away at water pump seals, hoses and radiators. Removal of this sand can greatly increase your water pump life. Diesel engine coolant also contains additives that are designed to protect the cyclinders from cavitation erosion. As these chemicals are used, they change from a liguid to an organic / solid form. As the solids erode from the cylinder linings, they become an inert particle left behind floating around actually causing more damage, clogging coolers, wearing away seals, etc. This is called sediment fallout. Sediment fallout is very abrasive.
We custom CNC machined a tee to tap into the heater line. We did this so there was no extra weight hanging off the heater hose than necessary. This machined piece weighs only ounces. All clamps are 100% stainless steel as well, even the clamp screws.
The DIESELSITE Coolant Filter Install Kit will remove the loose particles in your cooling system and give your water pumps, radiators, water necks and radiator hoses the protection they need from these abrasive materials. Wear is virtually eliminated by the removal of undesirable elements in your system.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
The DIESELSITE Coolant Filter Kit is a bypass-style system that filters a small amount of the coolant on each pass. By using a spin on filter we make it easy for you to change your coolant filter at regular intervals. These filters will remove all solid particles -- new or old. It is never too late to install a coolant filter in order to extend the longevity of your cooling system components. While you cannot reverse the damage that is already done, you can eliminate further damage from occuring. This kit is a must for every truck.
In the past 6 years of doing business, we have seen a pattern of water pump failure. If you are one of the unlucky owners who have lost your pump between 40,000 and 80,000 miles it isn't too late to protect your new pump. While some damage to your pump may already be done, a coolant filter install kit will extend the longevity of your pump before it fails. AND, it will definitely insure that your next water pump will last much longer than your first one did.
The DIESELSITE Coolant Filter Install Kit includes all fittings, hose and stainless steel clamps needed for installation.
Recommendations on filter changes:
Use one filter every three months for the first nine months after installation. The lack of flow into the expansion tank is an indication that your filter is plugged. Change the filter if it should plug before the 3-month interval. After the 4th filter is installed your filter should be changed once per year.
Fleetguard replacement fiter - WF2077
DieselSite part numbers:
- CFIKD98 - Dodge 1998.5 – 2004
- CFIKD05 - Dodge 2004.5 – 2007 (Does not have the TPS in the installation location – just use two mounting holes on the manifold.)