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Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)

I looked up the wix filter you mentioned and it does appear to have the bypass valve built in like the napa filter, so that is good. I believe I read somewhere where you still have to use the spring. Also, for those who still have the plastic part in place, you can still use these new filters without having to do anything different and that is why I think if you don't have the plastic nipple part is why you still need the spring. Like I said, I may end up still using the machine screw when I go to this new filter but I haven't installed it yet so I am not sure at the moment.

My engine does not sound any different the first 1 or 2 seconds than normal.

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Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)

3 months ago I bought a used 2012 JKU Rubicon. Yesterday I did my first oil change, and POP there went the parts. I immediately hopped online and found hundreds of threads on this topic... HOW IS THIS NOT A RECALL!

I know some of you have designed your own "fix". If you have a moment please show me.

I have access to a 3D printer at work, I'm thinking I can design and create a durable drop in replacement of some sort. I also have access to a CNC Mill and Lathe, aluminum is a route i could take as well.

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Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)

I don't have any pictures to show you yet but will in a few months when I replace my oil filter. Look through the previous threads and you will find a couple of options. There are some new oil filters now with this bypass valve built in but you still need the spring from the old part. Also, you can use the machine screw like I did but I plan on switching to the new filter on the next oil change. Also, you will find someone who has already come up with a design that you can use to machine a new part or print it. I don't have access to the tools you do, so I will just use the new NAPA filter with the bypass built in. I too agree this should be a recall!
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Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)

Wix makes the NAPA Gold filters.
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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.
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Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)

MotorCity Mechanic has a video on the Dorman part, which is not yet available.

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Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)

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Still working without any issues!
HI I recently got the same problem after changing oil filter,I'm planning to buy the whole part and I like to know how to make it last longer..do you have a picture, just to have an idea..I'll appreciate your help..thank you..
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Re: Oil Filter Assembly - Plastic parts broken (2011 GC 3.6L)

I just replaced my oil filter with a new Napa Gold 7526 filter. It has the built-in bypass valve. I took out the machine screw I installed sometime ago when the plastic part broke but I still needed the spring. It works great! Problem solved! Here is a link to video I made showing the machine screw method I used and the new Napa filter: https://youtu.be/HGLzLwoJSz4
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