Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)
On Youtube there is a MotorCity Mechanic who did a whole video on the Pentastar oil filter housing. In the comments he mentioned that Dorman is working on a part for this. I just checked, and three days ago he commented that he received test samples and they should be available in Nov/Dec if all goes well. That doesn't help you guys with the current failure, but I will buy one to keep on the shelf if it isn't too expensive. Other than one of the workarounds posted here, you will need to buy a new assembly and replace the valve part (you don't have to replace the whole filter assembly, apparently). Dorman makes a replacement oil filter cap that I will probably buy, too. Those are the kinds of parts that will turn a 15 minute oil change into a multi-day debacle if they fail.