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Anybody have heater hose/core flow data?

n8in8or

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I get that and whilst I have only given this so much thought there is plausibly merit in looking at temp differential using accurate temp measurement. Perhaps a waste of time but I'd most likely play around with installing a Tee and digital temp gauge and sender and seeing if I could establish a noteable differential in temp when placing some or more restriction on flow. It could be just single digit degrees changes but if it is reproducible that is still valid.

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Nobby
Ah, now I see. I thought you meant you would look at temps to diagnose a blinded filter, which I thought was odd, because it would easily be the number one suspect. I see what you're saying now. That's an interesting concept. My preference would be to measure flow directly rather than extrapolate it from another style of reading, but I do like the alternate perspective. I guess that means I'd rather stick my head up a bull's ass to get a good steak rather than take a butcher's word for it. 😁
 

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Well before I could complete my plans for the next step, I was forced to make a change early.

Yesterday I had to go into the office, so I decided to drive the truck in so I could show it to a buddy of mine. While I was showing him under the hood I noticed coolant leaking from the heater hose filter. Heck of a way to impress a guy….

So I had to remove that and then install the screw-on coolant filter I had using stuff I had laying around. I installed a bleed valve on the outlet of the filter head so I can purge air since it’s so high and so I can crack it open and see if it’s clogged or not. I still plan on installing a flow meter, but this will get me by for a while. The old filter didn’t have as much junk in it this last time, so hopefully a lot of the larger junk in the system has been removed already.

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The old filter had 2 cracks in the plastic body. This is weird since the plastic isn’t structural….the brass spine is. I guess it just couldn’t handle the environment. Good thing it didn’t let go at a critical moment.

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