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#3254326 - 01/20/14 06:42 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 6777
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
If you have junk in your cooling system, and can't get it out any other way, a coolant filter will get it out. Otherwise it's not needed. Good example is the 6.2 diesel in my sig-it's a lot easier to throw on a coolant filter, even temporarily, than it is to lift the engine & pull BOTH motor mounts to get at the block drain plugs!
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#3261588 - 01/27/14 01:51 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: bullwinkle]
leroyd92 Offline


Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 488
Loc: AZ
I have a 1982 Silverado, radiator says it was manufactured in 81.

Original water pump, radiator, and honestly, the hoses look to be from then to.

We owned the truck since 84.and the PO was a co worker of my dads...

He changed the coolant, 3times maybe?, and the radiator is clean, hoses are clean...


AAANNNDDD,i like in an area where it gets 120°heat plus, not counting the heat coming off the road... and we've never had overheating issues with anything we own...

I did wanna put a filter on my desert truck, but just to say I had one, but that costs $ that I could use for gas =)
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#3265595 - 01/31/14 06:54 AM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
miniac007 Offline


Registered: 04/01/13
Posts: 219
Loc: Sweden
The most important thing is not an filter, it is chosing a good coolant. A good coolant offer a good protection against corrosion, especialy aluminium corrosion.

For a 1982 VW Scirocco, just stay on G11 (=Glysantin G 05) from VW for 5 years CI, or change for new G12++ (=Glysantin G 40) for 5 years CI also. Both are good and cheap.

You can use Volvo coolant, a kind of G11, cheap and good too.

Avoid low priced, no name coolant: only frost protection is ok, but their corrosion protection is very low...

Here are some test results for BASF Glysantin == VW Coolants:

- = gain of weight , + = loss of weight

G05:



G48:



G30:



G34



Edited by miniac007 (01/31/14 07:02 AM)

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#3275259 - 02/08/14 08:05 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
LargeCarManX2 Offline


Registered: 09/23/06
Posts: 2279
Loc: Up here in the NorthWest
The advantages of a coolant filter....and I use spin on's is:

Depending on the brand, a spin on will provide particle filtration, electrolysis prevention, and keep the coolant charged for a longer period of time. Thus, saves water pump issues, will keep coolant charged, and rid the engine of electrolysis.

Bit of a hassle, but if you like bypass oil filtration, a coolant filter will provide some of the same qualities for the coolant.
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#3275296 - 02/08/14 08:38 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
redbone3 Offline


Registered: 06/09/12
Posts: 563
Loc: Reno, NV
Every water pump problem I ever had stemmed from a worn out bearing. I don't think the coolant has a lot of effect on bearing wear.
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#3288063 - 02/20/14 08:14 AM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 28137
Loc: NY
Anyone have pictures or a link to a good home made inline coolant filter? Thanks!
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#3294519 - 02/25/14 11:17 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: demarpaint]
turtlevette Offline


Registered: 12/24/13
Posts: 3492
Loc: Massachusetts
Originally Posted By: demarpaint
Anyone have pictures or a link to a good home made inline coolant filter? Thanks!


I was looking at some on ebay and they're expensive. Around $60 with shipping. I would think a short section of 2" pvc and some screen would make a cheapie. splice it right into either the upper or lower hose securing the excess screen material between the hose and pvc.

I might need to do this as I mixed two different types of head gasket fix and it has created some hardened trash in the rad.

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#3306940 - 03/10/14 09:52 AM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
rockydee Offline


Registered: 03/09/14
Posts: 257
Loc: VA
That's a good idea turtle. I was concerned with casting sand problems with my 14 Rubicon. I flushed it ASAP after I took it home, strained the coolant, and put it back in. I was thinking about a filter myself, checked out ebay and amazon and thought the prices were steep for what they were giving you.

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#3320872 - 03/23/14 01:28 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12635
Loc: Northern Kentucky
My Taurus had debris floating in the system even after recent flushes so I put a decent sized metal fuel filter on the pressurized overflow tank right before the coolant dumps into the tank with the supplied small rubber house and clamps and now already the floating debris is all gone after very few miles on it but all the sediment is still sitting in the bottom of the tank.

I have went WOT many times and the filter seems fine still. I'd like to open this suckers sometime but it's going to stay for now.
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#3321260 - 03/23/14 07:41 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: 901Memphis]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 28137
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
My Taurus had debris floating in the system even after recent flushes so I put a decent sized metal fuel filter on the pressurized overflow tank right before the coolant dumps into the tank with the supplied small rubber house and clamps and now already the floating debris is all gone after very few miles on it but all the sediment is still sitting in the bottom of the tank.

I have went WOT many times and the filter seems fine still. I'd like to open this suckers sometime but it's going to stay for now.


This thread has peaked my interest for a while now. What would you use for a filter if you didn't have a pressurized overflow tank and wanted to cut into a heater hose for example? I saw inline filters but the cost seemed very high for what they were offering? I saw garden hose strainers that looked like they'd plug up in no time flat. Thanks
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#3321267 - 03/23/14 07:50 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12635
Loc: Northern Kentucky
You could do the same thing i did, which is a fuel filter with a paper element. They aren't made for coolant but work okay. Some people use the clear plastic ones, but you have to watch them carefully as the plastic will warp in short order but you can see the contamination build up more easily and no real need to cut them open.


http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znetcs/product-info/en/US/frc/G3850/image/3/


Maybe this

https://mercedessource.com/store/cleanab...6-hose-fittings
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#3321653 - 03/24/14 06:17 AM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: 901Memphis]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 28137
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: 901Memphis
You could do the same thing i did, which is a fuel filter with a paper element. They aren't made for coolant but work okay. Some people use the clear plastic ones, but you have to watch them carefully as the plastic will warp in short order but you can see the contamination build up more easily and no real need to cut them open.


http://contentinfo.autozone.com/znetcs/product-info/en/US/frc/G3850/image/3/


Maybe this

https://mercedessource.com/store/cleanab...6-hose-fittings


Thanks- I thought about an inline fuel filter. The problem is plumbing in a 5/16" filter to a 5/8", or 3/4" heater hose, even if it could be done there'd be problems associated with it. At least I think, honestly I've never done it. The pressurized recovery tank is ideal for one of the filters you mentioned. They had a coolant filter on Ebay that was a ridiculous price and the reason for my question.
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#3324246 - 03/26/14 01:33 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 12635
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Here are some pictures of my setup. You can see the sediment sitting in the tank even though i replaced the coolant tank when i flushed the system.

Current fill is Prestone All Makes all Models but probably leftover silicate from the old coolant since it is all plugged up in the heater core.

The coolant is low since the engine has been sitting for a few days but you can see the coolant itself is crystal clear and the sediment is non moving in the bottom of the tank. The fuel filter has only been on the cooling system for less than 200 miles and achieved this. Before it was floating all in the top system. Too bad i dont't have before pix.























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#3324298 - 03/26/14 02:13 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: 901Memphis]
Ernest Figueroa Offline


Registered: 05/17/03
Posts: 10
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
901Memphis. Thank you for the pictures. is the filter that you use the fram G3850 that you previously linked?

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#3324335 - 03/26/14 02:39 PM Re: Would a coolant filter make a difference to a UCA? [Re: Olas]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 28137
Loc: NY
Thanks for the pics. My problem is I don't have a pressurized recovery system, and would have to cut into a 5/8" heater hose. I saw a filter they make for doing just that but I'm having a problem wrapping my head around the price of it.
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