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Steps in Setting up a Coolant Filtration Kit

Published by in Blog on October 22nd, 2012

A coolant filtration kit is a bypass-style system that filters a small amount of the coolant on each pass. By using a spin on filter, it makes it easier for you to change your coolant filter at regular intervals. These filters will remove all solid particles.

Install a coolant filter in order to extend the longevity of your cooling system components. Typically you will use 3 filters in the first 9 months. Once the initial 9 months has passed you will only need to change the filter once a year.

A filter system is equipped with a new easy-to-prime feature. Simply unscrew the small white plug to the left of the pump. Add water, replace and tighten the plug. This procedure will only be necessary on start-up, or if your system should somehow lose it’s prime.

When tightening the filter housings, be sure to apply equal torque to both sides to minimize the possibility of leaking. And please make sure the rubber 0-rings are snug and in the correct position.

There are huge differences in filter life and filter effectiveness even in filters with the same ratings. To be sure you are getting the right filtration kits always check what one is necessary for your system. The 6.7 Cummins Coolant Filtration Kit is a popular choice and offers many benefits other systems do not.

If you turn off your system for an extended period of time you should flush your pump and hoses with plain water. Occasionally, particles left in the system can harden and make the pump difficult to operate.

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