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Old 05-23-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Best Oil Filter?

Any consensus on the best oil filter for the 3.6 engine?
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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The 3.6 uses a cartridge. It's all the same crap. I buy the WIX in bulk, and it comes to about $2.75 each. My dealer sells them for $4 or so. Don't go crazy, just buy OEM.
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+1 Wix for me also.
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My local stealership wants $8.50 for the cartridge, LOL. Buy in bulk online to get the best deal or stock up when they go on sale at Autozone or wherever
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I also prefer Wix for the 3.6.
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i use the mopar.. will not use fram
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I suspect Mopar is Wix or Purolator. They are all going to be good. Those two are the ones I use for the Jeep anyway.
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I suspect Mopar is Wix or Purolator. They are all going to be good. Those two are the ones I use for the Jeep anyway.
Mopar is Wix. Purolator I'm not sure.
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:16 PM   #11
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I use Mopar...look online for deals.
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Really? Walk into NAPA or your local wrench monkey shop and slap on whatever they hand you for $3 or 4.
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Check out these two videos:




These will help you determine the best filtering and best designed filter.
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The filters in the video are the spin on type. The 3.6 uses an open element.
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Wix is what I'm using. I would go oem, but like going to local parts store to buy things I don't need. Haha
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I see, well then I would recommend using the OEM filters.
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I tend to always use WIX on any vehicle. I have on the '13 JKU also but, for curiousity I guess, I used a mopar the last time. It was absolutely identical in every way to the WIX so the rumors are true... the mopar filter is made by wix.

But the mopar will help you get rid of a couple more dollars
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OEM on 3.6.....
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I've used Purolator and Fram forever. When my wife's Subaru started having troubles, they eventually diagnosed the issue as clogged internal oil supply lines. These are built into the engine and supply the overhead cams with oil. The dealer said that there are internal screens that collect the debris that makes it past the filter, and these were clogged. When I proved that I regularly change the oil, Subaru chipped in for the repair, as the car only had 60k on it. They then told me that aftermarket filters don't meet their standards and that I should only use Subaru filters. I have no idea if that's true, but I saw the clogged screens from her car. I plan to use OEM filters going forward, cheap insurance in my opinion.
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That was one boring ass video.....
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I just changed my oil for the first time this last weekend and I used a Wix filter.
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Napa Gold, which is just rebranded WIX.
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3.6 I'd use OEM, 3.8 I'd use Amsoil. I wouldn't use a fram filter as a doorstop, let alone to filter my oil.
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3.6 I'd use OEM, 3.8 I'd use Amsoil. I wouldn't use a fram filter as a doorstop, let alone to filter my oil.
I like this!
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I'm of the opinion that with spin on filters, brand matters because they have the anti-drain back valve bult in. They can also hide inferior media, fewer pleats, and cardboard end caps. However, with our filter, there is no anti-drain back valve (its built into the block) and every one I've seen (probably eight different brands) looks exactly the same. I'd go with whatever is most convenient or cheapest.

For the record, I use Wix.
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Buy Wix filters from Filter1. After $50 it's free shipping and every now and then they have coupon codes. I bought mine a few months back for $2.50ish a filter. I wont have to buy air or oil filters for a fews years now. Same filters as the OEM ones.
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Where are you guys buying them cheap online?
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Damn that made me laugh....Thanks!

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