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Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

I have a 2012 JGC with the 3.6 V6. My question to the group is where are you sourcing your oil filters, are they OEM or aftermarket and what prices should I excect to pay. I appreciate your input.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

I get them a my dealer for a little less than $7. Ive seen them on ebay 3 for $23, 6 for $4?.. and so on. Its cheaper to buy in bulk obviously
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

The aftermarkets have caused several check engine lights, its so new why not stay OE and give them no reason to guess or worry about whats in there.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

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The aftermarkets have caused several check engine lights, its so new why not stay OE and give them no reason to guess or worry about whats in there.
Good to know, thanks.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

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I get them a my dealer for a little less than $7. Ive seen them on ebay 3 for $23, 6 for $4?.. and so on. Its cheaper to buy in bulk obviously
Does not seem like it's worth the hassle to order on line. Thanks for the info.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

OEM for now is not too overpriced for a filter so I plan on sticking with the Mopar filter for a while.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

I used a Wix/Nap[a Gold, and had 0 issues. The Napa store is much closer to my house vs. dealer.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

OEM for sure...i pay like 8 bucks for a mopar oil filter and it comes with the o-ring....aftermarket is around the same. Better off having an "Approved" filter just in case something goes wrong like you split the o-ring when tightening it cause aftermarket isn't all that great. better to be safe then sorry!
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

Just so you know, that "Mopar" oil filter is more than likely a Fram, Purolator, Champion Labs, etc. Mopar does not make their own oil filters. They farm it out to the lowest bidder -- which often changes. My Napa Gold filter was $5.99. Napa is 3 mi from my house. Dealer is 15 mi.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

Just so YOU know... I work as a tech for a dealer. We've had plenty of aftermarket filters that are defected and piss oil out the side or the o-ring isn't a tight fit and leaks. They get towed in and are not covered under warrenty if something is to happen....can't warrenty something that happened if it wasn't ours to begin with. Money out of your pocket now. Word to the wise, be careful what you use, dealers don't like to warrenty items to begin with, be safe and use their products. Especially when your dealing with the engine's most vital fluid.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

Using OEM filters will not void your warranty as long as they meet or exceed OEM when it comes to filters, oil, etc. Went through this with Toyota one time. As far as the aftermarket leaking oil it maybe true or may not but could lead to some lawsuits if they don't know how to make a good product.
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Re: Sourcing Oil Filter 2012 3.6 V6

using a aftermarket filter will not void your warranty. and as stated above, Most OEM brands do not make their own filters/oils...etc.

if a gasket leaks on a canister filter (such as in the 3.6) its not from a bad filter/brand. it was installed wrong. alot of people "roll" the gasket down and twist it or pinch it. causes a leak. or the put in wrong grove and cut it during installation. again causes a leak. as long as whatever you are using meets the OEM specs, you will be fine... again pending on correct install by whom ever is installing.

Dont ever think you have to use OEM products. In MOST cases you will find better products on the aftermarket.
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