We are trying to get 50K of one part that has been made for years. Ford is trying to build 150K+ of an entire vehicle that has never been built before. Should be no problems with the Bronco,,,,LOL.
That's exactly how our '18 was.Well I just had my third oil cooler/filter housing replaced in my 2014 with 70,000 miles. Yes, my third time. This time there was no oil around the filter in the valley but instead was leaking out the back and down the motor. Also made a lake under the manifold. Amazing the Jeep didn’t catch fire. May have been better if it had. I love how versatile and fun this Jeep is but what a piece of crap.
I asked my mechanic what they thought and besides agreeing the plastic part is a joke we concluded heat from the motor is a likely (and obvious) contributor. That motor can get hot. The first 2 failed within one year of each other. This last one made it 3-1/2 years. This Jeep is pampered and garaged. Planned on it being in the family 20 years. Not so sure now.There seems to be more to the story. Assuming a certain percentage of the parts are defective the probability of having 2 parts fail with relatively low mileage is very low. Now there is obviously a design shortcoming that gives the parts a shorter lifetime than desirable. But, it seems the overwhelming majority of Jeeps don’t need 3 of these in 70K miles. This leads me to believe there are other factors involved besides just the housing assembly.
Good point. I’m not overly familiar with problems with hemi motors but guys I know including my brother have had good experiences. Maybe a Toyota V6 will fit hahaAnother Chrysler motor? You know, the first time you get bit, it's the dog's fault.
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I would install a 2012-2013 oil cooler before I took a chance with the non-OEM one. It's not a job you want to do twice. The 2012-2013 coolers take a different filter, but they are readily available. You would have to let anyone who intends to change the oil filter know that your Jeep uses a 2012-2013 oil filter.Hey, I am in the same boat folks. Mine began leaking. It gets the trans pan on the passenger side wet with oil but it is not enough to change the oil level.
My dealership will cover it, but they mentioned the national back order of 5,400 units... so.
Question is - which aftermarket part is worth installing if I decide to just do this myself. There are tons of Chinese versions, but most of those are out of stock too - due to demand.
I once put a starter into a Toyota pickup thet was branded “New Starter” from China, and it last ten years and was sold with the truck so I won’t quickly dismiss a non-oem part.
Clearly the OEM part itself sucks anyway.
Who has had success and with what brand?
I got everything put together (for second time) today. Idle is good. Took it around the block. Drives good. I think everything is fixed. I have concluded that I had swapped the camshaft VVT solenoid connectors on bank 1 (passenger side cylinder head). Don't ask me why Mopar decided to make the connectors the same so they are switchable. Anyway, I did throw a bunch of money at it, but it was all for stuff (timing chains, rocker arms, lifters, etc.) that would have required replacement soon, so no big deal. I enjoyed the hands on work with my Jeep.No, that by itself is not the problem. It took me a week or so to do my Oil Cooler.
Check all the connections that you had apart to do the valve cover re-sealing - VVT Solenoids, Camshaft Position Sensors.