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XDP’s 6.0L Coolant Filtration System Installation

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The Ford 6.0L’s poor reputation of failures are most often linked to the OEM engine oil cooler. The coolant that flows through the engine oil cooler often carries debris that can, over time, completely block the cooling channels. When these channels become blocked a pattern of failures have a tendency to follow (leaking EGR cooler, blown head gasket, HPOP failure, overheated engine oil, injector failure).

By installing our XDP 6.0L Coolant Filtration System you’ll extend the life of the engine’s vital components as well and your coolant. This easy installation of pre-assembled high quality silicone hoses gives the engine a fresh new look. The included ball valves are extremely helpful for minimizing coolant loss during filter changes and also provide a shut-off to bypass the system should you ever need it. With just a few basic hand tools, the installation of our XDP coolant filtration system can be done from the comfort of your own home.

Increasing your Ford 6.0L’s dependability is just a few steps away!XD143

Step 1: Relieve the pressure from the coolant system by loosening the radiator fill cap slowly. dps 105

dps 107Step 2: Assemble XDP filter base to bracket with supplied hardware (Do not install filter)

Install ball valves to base using thread sealant.

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dps 114Step 3: The XDP filter base will be mounted through a stud on the left of the radiator. Find the plastic battery cable retaining clip that is slid over a 10MM stud. This must be removed prior to mounting the bracket. The Mount has a long slender portion which should go between an opening in the plastic intercooler mounting bracket.

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Step 4: Remove radiator return line and keep clamps for later use. (Line from radiator to expansion tank)dps 119

Step 5: Install supplied coolant return hose (3-way hose) to ball valve in base. This hose will install in place of OE hose removed in step 4. This hose will be routed across the fan shroud and installed using the factory clamps. Attach the short end to radiator and long end to the expansion tank.

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Step 6: Install coolant supply line (single hose with tee fitting) to ball valve in filter base. Route the hose to your heater supply line located next to alternator on passenger side of vehicle.dps 125

Step 7: Remove factory clamp and insert tee fitting into the factory hose with the supplied section of ¾” silicone hose on the other side of tee. Slide ¾” silicone hose over metal tube.

Step 8: Re‐use Your factory clamp on the same hose it was removed from and use supplied clamps to fasten hose to tee and metal coolant tube. When finished tee fitting will be in-line and plumbing is complete.

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dps 126Step 9: Install supplied coolant filter on base, fill system per Ford specifications and start the truck. Inspect for any leaks, top off coolant as neededdps 137

Note: Do not discard factory coolant return line. In the rare event the system is removed, it will be needed to restore truck to factory specifications.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How often should I change the coolant filter?

A: Initially, the filter should be changed after 1 month of use. The second and third filter should be changed in 3 month intervals. After that the filter can be changed on a yearly basis.

Q: Where can I find replacement coolant filters?

A: The XDP Coolant Filtration System comes complete with an easy to find, off the shelf Donaldson Coolant Filter part # P554685. The Donaldson P554685 Coolant Filter is available for purchase at XDP.COM.

Purchase the XDP 6.0L Coolant Filtration System Here!