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#1 rexy

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

I try to run a filter on the top hose as it enters the radiator. Particularly after a new engine install. As the photo shows there is often a lot of stuff coughed up. This was from as engine I bought secondhand that had good looking coolant when removed. Sat around for 10months before it was in and running again.
As you can see there is a mix of silicone from my overexuberance, flake rust from the cooling innards and bits of gravel from god knows where (ancient casting sand?)
Many of the fragments are just the right size to block off a rad tube.
This collection is from the first 200km of use.
The filter is made from an old pair of my pantyhose, the thick ugly opaque type.

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Edited by rexy, 13 January 2013 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

I've been using one of the tefba ones now for a while and was amazed at how much stuff I got out of it, they aren't the prettiest things in the engine bay but I wouldn't be with out one now.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Hi Rexy,
Here is the link that Stinga found:-
http://www.tefba.com/

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Everyone bitches about how ugly those ones are, and i agree, but i recon it would be reasonably easy to make one out of alloy.

Might add it to the list of thins to do.

Rexy, last time i tried using a pair of pantyhoes that i aquired one dark night with a full moon, bastard things ended up at the top of the radiator, they stretched.....How do you aoid this?

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Find a skinnier donor.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

ROFL!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

You can get nice chromed Alloy ones,I found this out after I recently bought my normal TEFBA one , these are Aeroflow items


http://www.pavtek.co...emart&Itemid=82


Numerous ones on ebay too

http://www.ebay.com....=item3373bf9a2f

Edited by 76S.L.R, 13 January 2013 - 08:13 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

Hi 76S.L.R,
Nice find, DJ will be happy.
Was thinking that we could replace the thermostat top housing and have an extended version so it is bolted in place and strong with a cap for a cylindrical gauze filter. Dave I

Edited by TORYPOWER, 13 January 2013 - 08:48 PM.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

Im putting one of these on my car tomorrow, (tefba brand) there $70 from the local radiator shop!

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

You can get them direct from the supplier,Frank Tonitto.

http://www.franktonitto.com/tefba.php

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:16 PM

yeah i bought mine from that tonitto fella in about 2005, its been in about 4 different cars and although it is pretty ugly it does work a treat

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:39 PM

Rexy, last time i tried using a pair of pantyhoes that i aquired one dark night with a full moon, bastard things ended up at the top of the radiator, they stretched.....How do you aoid this?

Cheers.

It doesnt matter. I make mine about 4 inches long and it ends up herniating into the top tank. Provides extra flow area and does a beaut job of retaining all the crud.. Never had one develop a hole even after 2 years use.
The beauty is it costs nothing. Very fine filtration compared with the last bought one i saw. If you pick black (and who wouldnt) they are pretty discreet, hardly notice it.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:47 AM

kids coton sock does it for me.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

The Tefba style are easier to service than a sock.

Clean Flow Filter Sock

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http://ls2lxhatch.com/cleanflowfilter.html

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

I got one of these with my PWR radiator. I'm still not sure where it should go.

I'm guessing in the top rad hose? Folds back under the hose clamp?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

You will find the fitting instructions for the filter sock on this webpage.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:33 AM

Thanks for that. :)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

Good stuff guys. I have a brand new engine thats going in the next few weeks and will put one of these on it. Question from me is where is the best place to fit it, talking about the tefba filter? That filter looks easy to make, I am sure our maintenance department has a big roll of that type of filter at work, cut to size and bend into shape too easy.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

in the top radiador hose, to stop crap from the engine entering the radiator. try and put it in the straightest section of the hose to make it easy

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

Fit the Tebfa just before the Radiator in the Top Hose, as above put it at a nice straight part of the hose

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Too easy guys, thanks.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:31 PM

Hey guys, Im installing on e of these water filters on my LJ 202, Has anyone any pics of how they installed theirs. I cant get the top hose to stop kinking, cheers



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Posted 26 March 2020 - 04:39 PM

Did you install it in the straight section of the hose ? I assume that you cut the section out, that is required to be removed ?

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

Hi,
I cut around 25mm off the hose that fits onto the radiator, as it was kinking.

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 07:01 PM

That's a nice gathering of LJ's there Col.




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