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Water Filter replacement intervals on a 2002 Detroit 60 ddec4?

Ok I have been told so many different time intervals, so here it is. I use the non extended life coolant (the green kind). How often should the water filter be replaced? I replace them myself so cost is no problem. Thanks

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I do my water filter based on condition. Get a test strip, check the result, and replace when your numbers get out of whack.

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If your going to run the green coolant you need to check your nitrate level every oil change. When I ran the green I changed the standard filter every oil change. The better option is a bit more expensive but you won't need to change it all the time is the need release filter. Those last a year or so. I got sick of the whole thing and just switched to the red and run a blank filter now.

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by the detroit manual

Spin-on coolant filters are available for

Detroit Diesel engines. Membranes

in the filters release SCAs before

the coolant approaches a corrosive

condition, protecting the engine from

corrosion. The elements release the

SCA charge as needed, as opposed to

the maintenance SCA elements, which

instantaneously release the SCA

charge. Coolant filter elements should

be replaced after one (1) year, 120,000

miles (192,000 km) or 2,000 operating

hours, whichever comes first.

similar to jackie i run extended, i removed the filter from the truck.

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The full information about this you will find in repair manual for your engine. If you want it, I found it for you!

Detroit Series 60 Repair Manual:

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