Coolant Filter and Conditioner
The engine cooling system filter and conditioner is a compact bypass type unit with a replaceable spin-on type element. See Figure "Coolant Filter " . The factory-installed coolant filter is mounted on the gear case cover.
Figure 1. Coolant Filter
A correctly installed and properly maintained coolant filter and conditioner provides a cleaner engine cooling system, greater heat dissipation, increased engine efficiency through improved heat conductivity and contributes to longer life of engine parts.
The filter provides mechanical filtration by means of a closely packed element through which the coolant passes. Any impurities such as sand and rust particles suspended in the cooling system will be removed by the straining action of the element. The removal of these impurities will contribute to longer water pump life and proper operation of the thermostat.
The filter also serves to condition the coolant by softening the water to minimize scale deposits, maintain an acid-free condition and act as a rust preventive.
Corrosion inhibitors are placed in the element and dissolve into the coolant, forming a protective rustproof film on all of the metal surfaces of the cooling system. Refer to "5.4.3 Supplemental Coolant Additive" .
Repair or Replacement of Coolant Filter and Conditioner
Replace filters at regularly scheduled maintenance intervals. Refer to "14.6.15 Coolant Filter and Water Pump" .
Inspection of Coolant Filter and Conditioner
Detroit Diesel does not offer coolant filter and conditioners as original equipment on Series 60 engines.
Installation of Coolant Filter and Conditioner
Refer to OEM guidelines for coolant filter and conditioner installation procedure.
|Series 60 Service Manual - 6SE483|
|Generated on 10-13-2008|