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#3324411 - 03/26/14 03:44 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
The earlier link was just showing an example. I think my actual filter is a Fram G15. It might not be the best filter for my application, it's just the only metal one I found with a paper element that has 3/8 barbs. I found similar ones but this was the biggest filter I found locally. I actually found this one at tractor supply because Autozone didn't seem to have this in Stock.

I am hoping it will weaken enough from the extra heat cycles that I can crack the seal with a mallet. I have seen people use the clear plastic filters with similar sized barbs but they will expand more than the metal and eventually leak. Probably a great choice for short term solid contamination removal that you can see without cutting open.

I very rarely drive my Taurus so it might be on the vehicle awhile.
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#3379495 - 05/23/14 06:45 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
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Registered: 05/20/14
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Loc: quebec canada
Why a coolant filter is important ? Rofl go see any big truck,i mean any!they ALL HAVE filter.why because the heat and cold cycle create debry (yes even with truck liquid)its slower but on the million mile cycle it is quick.so to prevent particulate in the coolant to shew the engine (_like when you use a grinder)we put filter also said filter also is the excuse to have extender in said filter to prolong the life of the liquid (_wich these days is about 300k
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#3400110 - 06/17/14 08:44 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Less than 100 miles over two weeks of short trips ruined the plastic filter. It was fine until I did some full throttle runs to see if it would implode, it did get very wavy at full load and shortly after the next day the element came loose.

In this short time it loaded the filter good. I might do it again for the quick cleanup.

First picture is the day of the install, rest are of the removal after failure.














No leaks or anything but the filter element came loose and stopped filtering. Maybe it reached its holding capacity but I want to try it again without abusing the throttle and see how long it lasts. Also there's less contamination now that I've run two filters through it.
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#3401507 - 06/19/14 01:10 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 440
Loc: Manchester, England
Wow! After seeing pictures like that I'm shocked, its as bad as mine was when I first got it. I'm going on about 7 or 8000 miles on the current coolant and its still crystal clear and blue, but after being reminded of the horrors I found i'm definitely getting a filter plumbed in. Thanks to everyone involved in this thread, its been super-helpful to me smile
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#3401775 - 06/19/14 08:27 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: cheesepuffs]
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Registered: 08/01/12
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Originally Posted By: cheesepuffs
Why bother? 99.99% of all cars on the road don't have a coolant filter. No OEM finds them necessary so why should you?


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#3407878 - 06/26/14 07:24 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
yvon_la Offline


Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 714
Loc: quebec canada
I ll take big truck for exemple .at one point engine faillure was bad,coolant would eat the cylinder liner and the block .they added filter.it didnt fix the problem ,later it was found that the culprit was silicate in coolant .even tho the trouble waz found coolant filter were so inexpensive that they were kept,why?on paper coolant call for distilled water now a day !since maker were afraid people would use plain tap water and basicly bring the trouble back they kept the filter ,most use premix now a day but some old school trucker mix their own so potential for problem is there .but if you use a premixed coolant and flush properly prior to new liquid?bof i doubt you will ever see the need for a coolant filter.probably better to put an engine oil cooler. 15 psi inside the coolant so make sure what you put can accept that
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