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Re: Oil change DIY 3.6L step by step

Purolator filter is doing very well after 1.5k miles. But next time I'll pickup a few Mopar ones off eBay for about $7/piece. The Purolator was $13 before a coupon I had at Advanced Auto Parts.
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Re: Oil change DIY 3.6L step by step

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My dealer likes to gouge me any chance they get so I try to avoid buying OEM maintenance stuff when I know Chrysler does not make the item themselves. At the last oil change I used a WIX oil filter. I have not had any issues. Itís almost time for another change. If I see anything weird with the WIX filter I remove I will post details. I also like the fact that WIX says "Made in USA".
how was the wix filter? what is the wix model number you used?
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The first one is included in the price. So drive to the dealer, eat their donuts, drink their coffee, read their newpaper and watch their TV. Done!
Mines isn't. I even asked about it.
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Re: Oil change DIY 3.6L step by step

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I didn't have that darn 15/16" when i did mine a few weeks ago. Luckily, a 1" worked -- since it's not very tight. IIRC, I used a 13mm on the drain plug?
Exactly what sizes I used the other morning.

My '13 JGC has Quadra-Lift; on the highest setting, I can slide under to drain the oil.
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Re: Oil change DIY 3.6L step by step

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Is everybody using the Mopar oil filters or has anybody switched to the Wix or other brands?
Wix, #57526. Engine airfilter # is 49756.

I left my big, ugly 'engine cover' off.
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Re: Oil change DIY 3.6L step by step

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Read your owner's manual- it takes 6 quarts. What I do is put in a half-quart less, start the engine and let it idle for a minute to circulate the oil, then clean up my bench and work area. Then I check the oil level and pour in enough to get right in the middle of the correct range.
I just put in what the manual says and never look at the dip stick. If it says 6 qt's, put in 6 qt's. If your dip stick reads otherwise, it's the dip stick. Takes a while to soak oil into filter. Get air out etc. I would not trust the dip stick immediately after filling (a day later with over night cool down you'll get an accurate reading). Or just put in 6 qts.

Keep in mind these engines are rated for extreme grades. A little over or under won't hurt it.

If it said 5.8 qt's I'd probably dump in 6 qt's. You're talking a 1/4" it's not gonna make or break anything.
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I just put in what the manual says and never look at the dip stick. If it says 6 qt's, put in 6 qt's. If your dip stick reads otherwise, it's the dip stick. Takes a while to soak oil into filter. Get air out etc. I would not trust the dip stick immediately after filling (a day later with over night cool down you'll get an accurate reading). Or just put in 6 qts.

Keep in mind these engines are rated for extreme grades. A little over or under won't hurt it.

If it said 5.8 qt's I'd probably dump in 6 qt's. You're talking a 1/4" it's not gonna make or break anything.
Having too high a level in the pan, as when you dump all six in a dry engine and then start it, cold cause the crankshaft to dip into the oil and foam it up. Better to have slightly low then high. I always end up putting 6 qts in anyway, but the dip stick is a double-check that I have done exactly that.
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