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  • Coolant Filters !

    Well folk, seems like my brain is working overtime today, and I have a couple of subjects to broach, least of all is the coolant filters.

    http://www.ganofilters.com/

    I have had one of these inline before the radiator since I can't remember, and have been cleaning it a minimum of once a week whether it needs it or not, and it seems it always needs it. Well, today I pulled it again and oh boy was I elated. This is the cleanest I have ever found it and this is after about 3 weeks of driving it like I stole it!

    Well, on to the pictures because you folk are a visual crowd.

    Below you will see the inner workings of the filter and I hope you can get a general size of the screens, the holes are small but numerous.

    Also, I have included the actual sizes of some of the stopped chips. Now mind you, I have been cleaning larger chips out as well, but not today, and my radiator is going for another soaking in vinegar tonight.

    Filter screen 1.jpgFilter screen 2.jpgFilter screen 3.jpgRust chips 2.jpgRust chips.jpgRust chip size.jpg
    Last edited by DaWizard; 08-18-2017, 06:16 PM.
    You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

  • #2
    Does the concave screen fit into the conical screen? I'm trying to figure out why there is a large hole in the one screen.

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    • DaWizard
      DaWizard commented
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      Yes, the large hole allows garbage in but not out, kinda like a skunk trap. Also, you see the 2 piles of rust in the picture? The top pile is the pile from the screen with the large hole in it which gathered finer particles. I did note, one screen is brass, the other is finer copper.
      Last edited by DaWizard; 08-18-2017, 06:52 PM.

  • #3
    I just cut the foot out of an old pair of my wife's pantyhose and put it in the top hose before I put it on. By the time I check it, it is in the top tank and so far always with crud in it.

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    • #4
      EXACTLY !!!

      Hey, I am not saying you have to have this one, I am saying that the cast iron of the engine is prone to rust, I don't care what you use as coolant.

      It will make a difference if you filter that coolant somehow, just be smart about it.

      The panty hose or wash cloth or cotton sock will filter the water, it will also disintegrate and do more damage than help if you don't tend to it.

      You HAVE to maintain it for it to be a good filter, a clogged sock or whatever will hurt if not maintained.
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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      • #5
        Da you could get an accessory spin on filter base and get a coolant filter like we used on the diesel engines in our trucks such as cummins they are not very big we also used a chemical in the water to prevent cavitation and aid in even cooling.

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        • #6
          Try using this while you drive the car to dissolve the rust. Then see if it makes a difference on how much crap you collect in your screen and if the radiator cools better.
          Report back
          http://www.evapo-rust.com/thermocure/
          3 ~ Tudor's
          Henry Ford said
          "It's all nuts and bolts"


          Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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          • BNCHIEF
            BNCHIEF commented
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            Shouldn't you be getting dressed and pacing back and forth until show time but then this isn't your first big day, have a great one.

        • #7
          Originally posted by BNCHIEF View Post
          Da you could get an accessory spin on filter base and get a coolant filter like we used on the diesel engines in our trucks such as cummins they are not very big we also used a chemical in the water to prevent cavitation and aid in even cooling.
          Not only kept the cooling system clean but also extended the life of cylinder liners on the outside. BNCHEIF, do you have a suggestion where the lines could be routed for the filter? I'd like to put this on my A.

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          • Dennis
            Dennis commented
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            A lot of those filters have the chemical in them.

        • #8
          I would route them where the pump pushes water at the front of the engine on top out of the head and back in at the bottom pretty much like it flows and dennis is exactly right those filters do have the chemical in them which prevents cavitation and block damage. also they are not very large and would be easy to mount.

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          • DaWizard
            DaWizard commented
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            How about a link to one? All I see in a search is Gargle adds?

          • Dennis
            Dennis commented
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            That'll work. and make a bracket to hold it on the side of the block.

        • #9
          Try Amazon... I see housings and filters, add them up and can be less than a Gano filter. The thing about the spin on filter is it will hold a lot more and filter finer particles than a Gano, but it would be more of a bypass. They both have their place. The Gano catches the chunkies, and doesn't condition the coolant. Gano are $40 plus shipping and tax to CA residents.

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          • #10
            Thanks for the tip Dennis will check it out.

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            • #11
              I still haven't seen a link to what you fellas are talking about.
              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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              • Dennis
                Dennis commented
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                amazon.com When you get there type in the top search bar coolant filter.

            • #12
              Don't you need pressure for those to be effective?
              You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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              • #13
                Your water pump should supply that i am thinking not much for instance on a cummins diesel it only has a simple water pump as well.

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                • #14
                  http://ganofilters.com/ That should be a god link Wiz.











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                  • pAAt
                    pAAt commented
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                    Best work is done before anyone else is up !!! Haven't heard a word from Mitch yet. I hope he's doing OK

                  • DaWizard
                    DaWizard commented
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                    Thanks Chief, I have that filter and it works really well, down to piece sizes .004 thick by .060 wide.

                  • Mitch
                    Mitch commented
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                    I'm alive Pat thanks for asking

                • #15
                  paat still haven't quite got rid of them old trucker habits yet wake up and move so i do not wake the wife up i think a gano filter and Mitch's link would make a good combo. Hope he rests I am sure he has had a couple long but memorable days. And now I am off to the gun range and shoot some distance today and practice my revolver shooting and loading.

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                  • pAAt
                    pAAt commented
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                    We have a gravel pit on our property and there's always someone spending a buck or two a shot down there. Have a good day at the range and thank you for your service to this country. Pat

                • #16
                  Great idea your a really smart man thanks for sharing with us

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                  • #17
                    Originally posted by Mitch View Post
                    Try using this while you drive the car to dissolve the rust. Then see if it makes a difference on how much crap you collect in your screen and if the radiator cools better.
                    Report back
                    http://www.evapo-rust.com/thermocure/
                    This is safe to do with an A? How long should you leave the Evapo in? Does it need to be a full 3 gallons, or will one gallon and the rest water be OK? I'm thinking about putting a gallon in my newly tanked engine, which should be enough for the block, and letting it sit (without running) for 24 hours. Then drain and flush and fill with water. I haven't used Evapo before in a block.
                    Will this work?
                    Last edited by Ray Horton; 08-20-2017, 10:17 AM.

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                    • Mitch
                      Mitch commented
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                      Ray
                      This thermocure is a newer product.
                      Check out the FAQ page and the video that's on the link. The car is to be driven as the product dissolves the rust, and any filters if installed should be removed.

                      The other option is to fill the entire cooling system with 3 gal of evapo-rust and let the car sit for a week

                  • #18
                    Check out Rust911 for a cheaper alternative to Evaporust. I've used both and actually think the Rust911 works better.

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