One HUGE benefit of the installation of the 6.0L coolant filter is the protection of the EGR cooler and Engine Oil cooler. These coolers passes coolant over an exhaust flow to cool exhaust before it re-enters the intake. The cooler commonly gets filled full of debris, casting sand, coolant sediment Â fallout, etc. When they plug, you must replace them. The egr coolers list for $500.00, Oil Coolers for $325.00 and labor estimates are 8-10 hours to replace them. 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.
Recommendations on filter changes:
- Coolant Filter
- Mounting Hardware
- Return Hose Assembly
- Supply Hose Assembly
- Hose Clamps, Ball Valves, Etc.
- First Filter Change: One Month After Installation
- Second Filter Change: Three Months Later
- Third Filter Change: Three Months Later
- After the third filter change, service the filter once a year or sooner.