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Old 02-03-2015, 12:48 PM
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2015 Oil Filter

So I have had my Wrangler for a little over a week now. Dealer pointed out where the filter was.
All you have to do is replace the paper in there. No longer have to buy an entire self contained oil filter anymore apparently.

So I assume any auto store will have these things ? I have not looked at them yet.

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I would stay with a Mopar filter. Others will say different.

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Plan ahead and order it online. Then you aren't limited to what your local store carries. If you find a good deal order a few.
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All I could find locally was Fram.
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I would stay with a Mopar filter.
The Mopar filters are relatively inexpensive as well, and you get the peace of mind of using the correct OEM filter. I bought 10 filters from the dealer for less than $70.
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^^^It looks like these.
I also recommend that you stay with the Mopar Brand.
When changing your filter, do not over tighten the filter cap!!!!!!!!
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Glad I saw this and saved myself the surprise of not finding the canister when I do my first oil change. That looks more like the fuel filter in my Cummins.
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I'm a Wix fan, myself. I haven't heard good things about Fram, but I admit that's just hearsay.
I'll be coming up on my first oil change soon. Does anyone know the torque specs for filter cap and drain plug?

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Just a heads up that the filter changed on the 2014 model, so the filters for the 2012 and '13 will not work.
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So I assume any auto store will have these things ? I have not looked at them yet.
I would go ahead and get at least one if you can find it. I had trouble finding them for my 2013 when it was new. Not so much anymore. 2014 and up may be different.

Mopar, Wix, Fram...as long as you change them before 10,000 miles you will be fine.



Jeez, is that Fram paranoia still circling the internet? I've been using them my whole adult life (40+ years) and have yet to experience a single engine failure!
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Jeez, is that Fram paranoia still circling the internet? I've been using them my whole adult life (40+ years) and have yet to experience a single engine failure!
I don't know. I've just heard that Fram makes a low end product, but like I said...hearsay. A friend of mine who used to be a race car mechanic turned me on to Wix a few years back and that's what I've been using. Never used Fram myself, so I'm not speaking from experience.

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Fram was a quality filter back in the 70's, but not anymore. Their filters are now substandard. Lots of write ups and videos on the Internet about this.
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Does anyone know the torque specs for filter cap and drain plug?
It's molded right into the filter cap, 18 ft-lb on mine. 20 ft-lbs for the drain plug according to my 2014 Service Manual.
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I could have misread something, but I don't think that's the correct filter for the 2014-2015 models?
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Jeez, is that Fram paranoia still circling the internet? I've been using them my whole adult life (40+ years) and have yet to experience a single engine failure!
I used Fram on every vehicle starting in 1971 up through my 1991 Jeep XJ. Around 1997 or thereabout, I started experiencing dry starts. I changed to the K&N oil filter and the dry starts disappeared. Around the 150,000 mark, I went back to Mopar oil filters because the oil pressure was more stable.

Now, that doesn't mean these aftermarket oil filters were junk.. it just means my XJ 4.0L HO didn't work well with them as the miles increased. I can let my XJ sit for a month with a Mopar filter and it fires right up with absolutely no noise coming from the lifters. It has 180,000 miles and the engine has never been touched.

One can conclude that the Fram design was cheapened due to selling out and then went to offshore contract manufacturing. On the other hand, I never had a problem with the Fram HP1 series filters - but the HP1 wasn't available for the 4.0L motor.

Everyone has a story.. That's mine for what it's worth.

I've decided to run strictly OEM filters. I don't see any benefit not to use Mopar OE oil filters other than possibly saving $3.. and if you're that hard up for $3 then that's another issue.

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The oil filter canister cap torque figure is also embossed on mine but it's metric: 25N/m, which is indeed approximately 18 ft/lb..just mentioning as it's important not to tighten that baby too tight...also important to smear a bit of clean oil on the o-ring you should replace on the cap each time you change the filter. (An o-ring comes with every filter.)

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I found this entertaining. Jerry use to bash Fram(may have had cause, don't know).

Eating crow, Fram oil filters, and my visit to Fram's R&D facility in Dayton Ohio - JeepForum.com
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For the oil filter on the Pentastar engine, I buy Wix.
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Thanks for the torque info. I hadn't even looked there yet.
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That part number's for the 12-13's.....fyi
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It's molded right into the filter cap, 18 ft-lb on mine. 20 ft-lbs for the drain plug according to my 2014 Service Manual.
I've NEVER changed my own oil but decided to do it on my Jeep (1st Jeep) - Watched YouTube vids and looks so simple.

Question: Do you (or anyone reading) use a torque wrench on the drain plug and filter?? Or just "hand tighten"??

Also, I can't figure out which oil filter I need for my Jeep (2015 Rubicon 4D): Mopar OEM part # 68191349AA or 68191349AB
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I've NEVER changed my own oil but decided to do it on my Jeep (1st Jeep) - Watched YouTube vids and looks so simple.
Actually, changing the oil on most any vehicle is extremely easy. What would make it difficult is where the oil filter is located. On the Jeep it's easy being on the top, yet bottom oil filters are east too, yet side ones can be a pain depending on the space.
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Actually, changing the oil on most any vehicle is extremely easy. What would make it difficult is where the oil filter is located. On the Jeep it's easy being on the top, yet bottom oil filters are east too, yet side ones can be a pain depending on the space.
Just had my 1st (free) oil change at the dealership at 5K.

After reading a bit here, I'll do my next at 10K using Pennzoil Platinum or Ultra Platinum 5W20 and Mopar OEM filter.

Any suggestions on my "torque question"?
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Just had my 1st (free) oil change at the dealership at 5K.

After reading a bit here, I'll do my next at 10K using Pennzoil Platinum or Ultra Platinum 5W20 and Mopar OEM filter.

Any suggestions on my "torque question"?
^^^I use a torque wrench on my 2013 3.6. 18 ft. lbs. on the filter cap and 20 ft. lbs. on the drain plug.

It is even more important to torque the oil filter cap on the 2014 and 2015, because the housing is different from prior years, and more susceptible to cracking if over tightened. There are a couple of long Threads in this Forum on this subject!!!!!!!!!!!
Also make sure that you apply some oil on the filter cap oil ring, before tightening.
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Any suggestions on my "torque question"?
I've never torqued an oil filter or oil drain plug in my life and haven't had an issue. But as you've already been told, the Jeep's filter housing can crack so torquing it is highly suggested.
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^^^I use a torque wrench on my 2013 3.6. 18 ft. lbs. on the filter cap and 20 ft. lbs. on the drain plug.

It is even more important to torque the oil filter cap on the 2014 and 2015, because the housing is different from prior years, and more susceptible to cracking if over tightened. There are a couple of long Threads in this Forum on this subject!!!!!!!!!!!
Also make sure that you apply some oil on the filter cap oil ring, before tightening.
Thanks! . . . Off to Amazon.com for a torque wrench! (suggestions?)
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Thanks! . . . Off to Amazon.com for a torque wrench! (suggestions?)
Got a harbor freight nearby? They have good cheap torque wrenches.
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I've NEVER changed my own oil but decided to do it on my Jeep (1st Jeep) - Watched YouTube vids and looks so simple.

Question: Do you (or anyone reading) use a torque wrench on the drain plug and filter?? Or just "hand tighten"??

Also, I can't figure out which oil filter I need for my Jeep (2015 Rubicon 4D): Mopar OEM part # 68191349AA or 68191349AB
68191349AB is the updated version of 68191349AA, either will work.
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68191349AB is the updated version of 68191349AA, either will work.

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