Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke degas bottle 3D model

A More Durable Degas. Mishimoto’s Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Aluminum Degas Bottle R&D, Part 2: Initial 3D Models

Quick update for this awesome degas bottle project! Our engineering team has been working to construct an aluminum degas bottle design for the 6.0, using our 3D-modeling software. We’ve incorporated some neat features, and we’ve included factory-style hose connection points and bottle mounts.

Let’s take a look!

Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke degas bottle 3D model
Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke degas bottle 3D model

In this model you can see our plans for maintaining an appropriate fluid level. A simple sight tube will do the trick for our bottle design. You can also see the machined cap threads that we designed to function with the factory cap.

Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke degas bottle 3D model
Mishimoto 6.0 Powerstroke degas bottle 3D model

The opposite side of the bottle reveals mounting points and three hose connections that are modeled after those on the factory bottle. A unique feature here is the pressure sensor port. We had numerous requests for this inclusion, so we worked it into the design.
We discussed possibly including internal baffling for this bottle. Internal baffling plays a big role in keeping air from entering the rest of the cooling system, and we are interested in testing this theory. Take a look below at a cutaway of our model showing some of the passages and internal ports.

Mishimoto 6.0 degas bottle 3D model
Mishimoto 6.0 degas bottle 3D model

Neat stuff!

Coming Up – 3D Printing

Instead of jumping right into producing a functional prototype, we have other methods for verifying our design in terms of fitment. We will be 3D printing our prototype to determine if any adjustments are needed to the mounting points, basic shape, or hose connection locations.

Keep an eye on our blog for additional updates on upcoming 6.0 Powerstroke parts.

Thanks for reading!

-John

4 thoughts on “A More Durable Degas. Mishimoto’s Ford Powerstroke 6.0L Aluminum Degas Bottle R&D, Part 2: Initial 3D Models”

  1. you should use brass or a metal style push in connector for the level gauge. I foresee possible complaints of cracked or broken ones but looks awesome!!! if you need a tester I’d sure love to be that guy!!

    1. Thanks for the recommendation John. We’ve had a couple folks also comment on the sight tube construction/design. This may get altered as the design progresses towards completion. We are currently testing this component on our shop truck. If we do need an additional vehicle for testing, we will certainly reach out. Thanks for checking out our project.

      -John

  2. John, you should consider making the small hose connections threaded to allow for a barbed fitting or an AN fitting. This will help with the coolant bypass systems and the line to the intake being made from braided lines.

    Thanks,
    David

    1. Hello David,

      Thanks for taking the time to read our post and provide suggestions. I like the idea of beefing up the lines as well, should provide another additional feature/improvement that our end product will offer. I will pass this on to our engineering team and we will see if this is something we can consider adding to the design.

      Thanks again!
      -John

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