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Old 05-20-2017, 12:48 AM
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Oil filter

newbie jeep owner was wondering what is the best and preferred oil filter
to use on the jeep/ do u have to purchase it from a jeep dealer? thanks

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I use the mopar filter when I change mine. I have purchased it at the dealership, Amazon, and my local Walmart. The jeep design having the filter on the topside makes oil changes so easy. I am still kicking around the idea of adding a Fumoto drain valve to make the job even quicker.
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Mopar.

@Rogue26 I've been using the Fumoto drain valve on my JK for over 2 years now and love it. You will not be disappointed.
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Mopar.

Just ordered 2 of these. $6.99/each, no tax and free 2 day shipping (Amazon prime). Hard to beat. Includes the O ring too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZPE0DLC/

Edit: Price now down to $6.50
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At $6-$7 for oem mopar filter, I don't understand why anybody would want to buy a different brand...
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newbie jeep owner was wondering what is the best and preferred oil filter
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There is at least one thread on here where someone was denied an expensive engine repair that would otherwise be under warranty because he used a non-Mopar oil filter. I'm sure the engine failure was caused by something else but they used the aftermarket filter as an excuse. Be careful what you buy.
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For my Jeep I will only use OEM oil filters. Same with my Hyundai Sonata. There have been issues in the past with both manufacturers and oil filters. For my Chevy Silverado, I use a Mobil 1 oil filter.
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The Mopar filters are made from some other filter company and can be subject to change depending on annual supplier contract. I use WIX filters on all my vehicles and never had a problem.
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I use either Mopar or the Fram XG series, which is their top of the line filter.
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There is at least one thread on here where someone was denied an expensive engine repair that would otherwise be under warranty because he used a non-Mopar oil filter. I'm sure the engine failure was caused by something else but they used the aftermarket filter as an excuse. Be careful what you buy.
If we're thinking of the same thread, he also broke the by-pass while installing it, in a way that resulted in no oil flow at all. Then ran the engine for a while like that.
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Wix and you do not have to buy anything or have maintenance done at a dealer.
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Wix is as good as any of them and probably better than many. $5.29 at Filter1.
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Mopar doesnt actually make anything. It's all rebranded stuff. Wix is what you want. It doesnt really matter though, it's all the same stuff.
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+1 for Wix. I also run the Wix air filters.

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Mopar.

Just ordered 2 of these. $6.99/each, no tax and free 2 day shipping (Amazon prime). Hard to beat. Includes the O ring too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZPE0DLC/

Edit: Price now down to $6.50
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I usually pick up my filter from Amazon as well and it's usually in that $6-7 price range. No tax, free shipping with prime, and it being a mopar (made by wix or purolator these days or something like that) so it keeps the warranty gods happy... Plus I pick up Pennzoil Ultra Platinum for 20 bucks at Home Depot (I'm not sure how they do it, but hey it works for me!). Gives me something to do with the kids on a rainy weekend.
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Baldwin filters for me over the years with multiple vehicles with never a problem.
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At $6-$7 for oem mopar filter, I don't understand why anybody would want to buy a different brand...
Because I can go to Discount Fleet Supply and get a Wix WL10010 (which I believe is who makes the Mopar filters) for $3.85.
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There is at least one thread on here where someone was denied an expensive engine repair that would otherwise be under warranty because he used a non-Mopar oil filter. I'm sure the engine failure was caused by something else but they used the aftermarket filter as an excuse. Be careful what you buy.
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If we're thinking of the same thread, he also broke the by-pass while installing it, in a way that resulted in no oil flow at all. Then ran the engine for a while like that.
This one? Blown Engine, But No Mopar Oil Filter = No Warranty Coverage
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While under warranty I use Mopar filters.
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Mopar only. Always have used OEM filters in all my vehicles.
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I usually pick up my filter from Amazon as well and it's usually in that $6-7 price range. No tax, free shipping with prime, and it being a mopar (made by wix or purolator these days or something like that) so it keeps the warranty gods happy... Plus I pick up Pennzoil Ultra Platinum for 20 bucks at Home Depot (I'm not sure how they do it, but hey it works for me!). Gives me something to do with the kids on a rainy weekend.
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Mopar only. Always have used OEM filters in all my vehicles.
Had a question for oil filter pros. I had a person who has a sports suberu with super something engine stuff tell me that the one filter is the best filters to use with any vetch. because they are specifically designed for the vech. Is that correct.

He also said amsoil is the top oil and get that. I have always used ultra pennzoil before regular full synthetic pennzoil came out.

You guys know about this amsoil. You think it’s better then ultra pennzoil.
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The best oil filter on the market right at this moment, is the Mobil 1 Extended Performance filter.
That said, NAPA Gold, Wix, Mopar, they're all good.
No one makes their own, most of the good ones are produced by Champion Labs, to the purchasers specs.

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He also said amsoil is the top oil and get that.
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Mopar. I get it at Walmart along with Pennzoil synthetic oil.

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Had a question for oil filter pros. I had a person who has a sports suberu with super something engine stuff tell me that the one filter is the best filters to use with any vetch. because they are specifically designed for the vech. Is that correct.

He also said amsoil is the top oil and get that. I have always used ultra pennzoil before regular full synthetic pennzoil came out.

You guys know about this amsoil. You think it’s better then ultra pennzoil.
The mopar filter works just fine and out of the bunch it's fairly inexpensive. It also keeps the maintenance in line with the warranty. Everyone has their opinion on what flavor oil does the trick for them. I either run a boutique oil when I get my hands on free samples, or I run Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 5w30 (again it keeps the warranty situation metaphysically wrinkle-free). Amsoil is great stuff, but I don't see the added benefit for my application and would prefer not to spend more money for barely marginal results.
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I had a person who has a sports suberu with super something engine stuff tell me that the one filter is the best filters to use with any vetch.


The first rule of fight club is to Never ask a Subaru guy any question pertaining to oil.
Source: guy that’s owned a few. Seriously go to their owners forum, like half of it is guys willing to fight each other over it.
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I had a person who has a sports suberu with super something engine stuff tell me that the one filter is the best filters to use with any vetch.


The first rule of fight club is to Never ask a Subaru guy any question pertaining to oil.
Source: guy that’s owned a few. Seriously go to their owners forum, like half of it is guys willing to fight each other over it.
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I had a person who has a sports suberu with super something engine stuff tell me that the one filter is the best filters to use with any vetch.


The first rule of fight club is to Never ask a Subaru guy any question pertaining to oil.
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the mopar filter works just fine and out of the bunch it's fairly inexpensive. It also keeps the maintenance in line with the warranty. Everyone has their opinion on what flavor oil does the trick for them. I either run a boutique oil when i get my hands on free samples, or i run pennzoil ultra platinum 5w30 (again it keeps the warranty situation metaphysically wrinkle-free). Amsoil is great stuff, but i don't see the added benefit for my application and would prefer not to spend more money for barely marginal results.
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