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...The only thing they wanted to know about was if it had a chip or tunes.
When my diesel tech asked me the same question, I said "YES! I have Doritos and Van Halen. We could start a party!" He's never asked me again...
 
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For those of you still interested, here's the answer I got back from Ford:

Thank you for contacting the Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center inquiring about your vehicle's warranty once
you install a bypass coolant filter in it. All alterations or modifications
to Ford Motor Company vehicles must be done in compliance with all applicable
State and Federal statutes and regulations. The installation or use of any
non-Ford product will not necessarily void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
However, if the non-Ford product fails or causes a Ford part to fail, the
cost of the repair and any related damage are not covered by warranty. The
vehicle owner would need to look to the manufacturer or installer of the
non-Ford product for repairs. Therefore, Ford Motor Company does not recommend modifications to your vehicle.

So since I believe the coolant filter should be safe, I'm going to go ahead with it... I'll keep this note in case my dealer service dept. tries to give me any grief about it.
 
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Originally Posted by diesel_dan View Post
For those of you still interested, here's the answer I got back from Ford:

Thank you for contacting the Ford Motor Company
Customer Relationship Center inquiring about your vehicle's warranty once
you install a bypass coolant filter in it. All alterations or modifications
to Ford Motor Company vehicles must be done in compliance with all applicable
State and Federal statutes and regulations. The installation or use of any
non-Ford product will not necessarily void the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
However, if the non-Ford product fails or causes a Ford part to fail, the
cost of the repair and any related damage are not covered by warranty. The
vehicle owner would need to look to the manufacturer or installer of the
non-Ford product for repairs. Therefore, Ford Motor Company does not recommend modifications to your vehicle.

So since I believe the coolant filter should be safe, I'm going to go ahead with it... I'll keep this note in case my dealer service dept. tries to give me any grief about it.
Thanks for the investigation and the post Dan!
 
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thanks dan , thats good to know!!
 
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Hey slowmans, I got my CFB5000 today, and I was wondering if you minded posting the dimensions you used for your mount?
 
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That's cool that FoMoCo responded to your question and it was a pretty favorable response the way I read it.

FWIW, considering the nice/tidy bracket, "T"-fittings and whatnot, I thought the $120 investment thru Dieselsite was worth it...got the ball valves too. I figure with the research I did I might save $50 at best and thought with the support that Dieselsite would offer if I had a problem with the parts, now or in the future is worth the extra investment.

I got the kit the other day, pretty simple but the parts/hardware are apparently going to make for a "clean" installation - I like that.

So, consider the running around and using valves/hardware from Lowe's, etc. and if it's worth it - I sat back at my desk at home, ordered the kit and it arrived 3 days later on my doorstep...now if I wasn't such a PUSS, I'd install it in 29deg. weather!

Yes guys, Virginia Beach gets down to 29deg. every now and then.

It'll be 45deg. tomorrow!
 
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Heh... its cold here to dude... down to about 11 degrees, and Im in South East TN!!

I ended up getting the CFB5000 for only 25 bucks shipped. Im at hardware stores all the time (lots of Honey-do lists ... hehe) so i figured I could save me some dough and just pick up the parts while im there.

I figure I might end up with about 75 bucks in the install. and I will get to shop around and find the hardware I want. I deal with an industrial supply house on a daily basis and they have a HUGE selection of plumbing stuff, so I think I might can find some cool looking valves.

I kinda like doing stuff like that...lol. Making the bracket will be cool.
 
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Originally Posted by Boo_Daddy View Post
Hey slowmans, I got my CFB5000 today, and I was wondering if you minded posting the dimensions you used for your mount?
pm sent!!
 
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Thanks man! Giving you some rep points!
 
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Originally Posted by Maxium4x4 View Post
Before anyone offered kits I went down to NAPA and started putting my coolant filter all together. The only thing I did not find were small ball valves but it isn't a problem when I change filters. I fabricated my own bracket and it is pretty solid.

What or where did you get the tee for the heater hose?So far i've got the bracket made from stainless and know where to get the head,but the tee that goes from 3/4?to 3/8 has been my delima.
 
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Originally Posted by 04F-250mark View Post
What or where did you get the tee for the heater hose?So far i've got the bracket made from stainless and know where to get the head,but the tee that goes from 3/4?to 3/8 has been my delima.
I haven't tried the parts I have, but I went to a large plumbing supply house (does alot of contractor supplies) and found TEK fittings (I think that's the initials) -- they're for poly water systems in houses and whatnot (cheap too). The other parts I internet-ordered. The TEK fittings are a little larger diameter than what would be the perfect fit, and I figure the hoses should handle a little stretch.

But why have I still not done mine yet?! I keep going back-and-forth on the warranty issue and the fact that I need to fab the bracket up. If I were to do it again, I'd get the kit. I probably would have installed it a long time ago without a thought...

slowmans: if you have some bracket diagrams to share, I'll take a set too! (thanks). It's time to get off my tail and make this happen...
 
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Originally Posted by diesel_dan View Post
I haven't tried the parts I have, but I went to a large plumbing supply house (does alot of contractor supplies) and found TEK fittings (I think that's the initials) -- they're for poly water systems in houses and whatnot (cheap too). The other parts I internet-ordered. The TEK fittings are a little larger diameter than what would be the perfect fit, and I figure the hoses should handle a little stretch.

But why have I still not done mine yet?! I keep going back-and-forth on the warranty issue and the fact that I need to fab the bracket up. If I were to do it again, I'd get the kit. I probably would have installed it a long time ago without a thought...

slowmans: if you have some bracket diagrams to share, I'll take a set too! (thanks). It's time to get off my tail and make this happen...
I don't know about plastic fittings how well will they hold up to heat and stress.I know there isn't that much heat and stress.My self I'm still looking for brass or some kind of metal.
 
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I don't know about plastic fittings how well will they hold up to heat and stress.I know there isn't that much heat and stress.My self I'm still looking for brass or some kind of metal.
They are brass -- the lines are poly... Sorry I didn't say that before...
 
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Originally Posted by 04F-250mark View Post
What or where did you get the tee for the heater hose?So far i've got the bracket made from stainless and know where to get the head,but the tee that goes from 3/4?to 3/8 has been my delima.
Just stop into your local NAPA dealer and go through the fittings they have, I used mostly Aeroquip fittings that are push on, no clamp. I should have saved my invoice so I could have given you direct part numbers but that was a few years ago....My bad.
 
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Wow. I found the valves!!! They look identical to the ones that Dieselsite sells for 18 bucks a set. I found mine at Grainger for less than a buck a piece!! Talk about a price mark-up!!

heres the link to grainger:
Plumbing > Valves > Ball Valves > Valve,Mini Ball : Grainger Industrial Supply

And heres a link to grainger for the same valve but in a kit that comes with different handles (which is what I bought cause i wanted to see what the different handles were)
Plumbing > Valves > Ball Valves > Mini Ball Valve Kit,3/8 In NPT M x F : Grainger Industrial Supply

I decided to go with the kit that had the 3 handles in it so that I could find the one I liked best. The guy at grainger said the valves are the same valve.

All in all, I figure Ive got about 50-60 bucks in my coolant filer kit and its identical to what you buy at dieselsite.

Heres some pics of my coolant filter with the valves and hose barbs put on:
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