First oil change and wrong oil filter - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By banjotx
Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-07-2018, 03:55 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
banjotx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 380
First oil change and wrong oil filter

Have driven this '90 YJ since last July, about 1500 miles.
When first purchased, the P.O. said he had just changed the oil and by the looks on the dip stick it appeared so. Also the air filter looked brand new. So today seemed like a good time to changed oil using Valvoline 10-30 Conventional and had previously bought 2 oil filters, a Microgard and a Napa Gold 1626. The old filter was a Microgard with different number. Everything went well till I try to spin on the new NAPA filter and way loose. Looking at the new filter and old filter, they appear to be the same. First thought maybe the NAPA had bad threads or some how damaged, so next try the Microgard with similar part number and it's also way too loose and will not draw up tight.
Off to O'Reilly's and the young lad looks up the 1990 YJ and verifies that I already have the correct filters, so scratching my head a bit, I have him look up a 1995 YJ, 2.5L and sure enough the oil filter has a different part number.
Bought 2 '95 YJ oil filters and good to go. I told the young man at O'Reilly's, I was putting a Gold Star by his name for the day.

I had forgot about this 1990 YJ that has a 1995 motor, but sure didn't think the oil filters would be different. Now I know to ask for 1995 motor parts when needing.

steves92 likes this.
__________________
1990 black YJ, 2.5L.,4 cyl.,5 speed,TBI,Badlands 9000 lb.winch, 288,000miles.
33"x10.5" R15" Gen. Grabber x3,

2015 White JK, auto, 285/70/17 Duratrac ,Mammoth bead lock style, Engo winch,Rockrails/sliders, 2" lift.
2019 G.C.,4x4 Laredo,Granite Crystal.
banjotx is offline   Quote
Old 04-07-2018, 04:33 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
agalloch07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,690
Early jeeps used a 20x1.5mm filter thread after 91 they went to a 3/4-16. The 3/4-16 thread makes it easier to find oversized filters like the Wix 51515. You can change out the older 20x1.5mm threads for 3/4-16 with a new oil filter adapter nut thing

agalloch07 is offline   Quote
Old 04-07-2018, 04:53 PM
Thread Starter
  #3
Jeeper
 
banjotx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 380
thanks for that info on adapter nut. Might be able to use the other two filters at some time with a adapter nut.
__________________
1990 black YJ, 2.5L.,4 cyl.,5 speed,TBI,Badlands 9000 lb.winch, 288,000miles.
33"x10.5" R15" Gen. Grabber x3,

2015 White JK, auto, 285/70/17 Duratrac ,Mammoth bead lock style, Engo winch,Rockrails/sliders, 2" lift.
2019 G.C.,4x4 Laredo,Granite Crystal.
banjotx is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-07-2018, 06:30 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
agalloch07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,690
i wouldn't bother, keep the 3/4-16 threads and run a Wix 51515 they are high capacity and the number is easy to remember lol
agalloch07 is offline   Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 10:24 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
ZombiePopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kansas
Posts: 660
I swapped my filter adapter fitting so I have a larger filter and slightly more oil capacity. I had to swap my adapter anyway since it was stripped.
__________________
1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 5.9mag swap
1989 Jeep Wrangler YJ 4.2
ZombiePopper is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:47 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.