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Oil filter availability

Am I the only one who cannot find oil filters for this engine aside from Mopar? None at Autozone, Napa, Advance, O'Reilly, or PepBoys for either the Grand Cherokee or RAM

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Nope! You are a member of a rather large club .
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Re: Oil filter availability

In Australia we are starting to see aftermarket oil filters, a filter company by the name of Wesfil now has filter for the Ecodiesel at around 1/3 the price of the OEM filter.
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Re: Oil filter availability

Ebay has aftermarket and Mopar Ecodiesel has tried them out and said they measure exact and look like a great alternative to the over priced Mopar ones. I will try a (3) pack myself when I'm out of free oil changes from my Dealer.
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Re: Oil filter availability

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Ebay has aftermarket and Mopar Ecodiesel has tried them out and said they measure exact and look like a great alternative to the over priced Mopar ones. I will try a (3) pack myself when I'm out of free oil changes from my Dealer.
Those are exactly the same filters I just bought a minute ago! If it weren't for his review, wouldn't have considered buying oil filters from ebay... I've included the link to the pack of three below. They run $10 a piece.

I'm using the manual recommended oil (Pennzoil Ultra Low Euro) this time, bought from Amazon at $7.09 per quart purchasing two of the six packs. That's the best price I've found for this particular oil vs. AutoZone.

6 pack of oil- http://amzn.com/B006A49J02

3 pack of filters- http://r.ebay.com/FRpPOk

What I'd also like to know is if this Ultra Low Euro is any different from the other 5W-30 turbodiesel synthetic oils on the market.
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Re: Oil filter availability

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Those are exactly the same filters I just bought a minute ago! If it weren't for his review, wouldn't have considered buying oil filters from ebay... I've included the link to the pack of three below. They run $10 a piece.

I'm using the manual recommended oil (Pennzoil Ultra Low Euro) this time, bought from Amazon at $7.09 per quart purchasing two of the six packs. That's the best price I've found for this particular oil vs. AutoZone.

6 pack of oil- http://amzn.com/B006A49J02

3 pack of filters- http://r.ebay.com/FRpPOk

What I'd also like to know is if this Ultra Low Euro is any different from the other 5W-30 turbodiesel synthetic oils on the market.
Please let us know when you get them what you think. If they are no problems with them, we should stop buying any filters from Mopar till they make the price more down to earth on just a paper filter.
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Re: Oil filter availability

I would use the Pennzoil with the Mopar spec. because of the design of this engine. Yes it does matter, the engine sucks oil from the crankcase in through the intake and turbo and you've got engine oil all over inside the intake of these. Crazy design without a catch can from factory.
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Please let us know when you get them what you think. If they are no problems with them, we should stop buying any filters from Mopar till they make the price more down to earth on just a paper filter.
Will do
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I would use the Pennzoil with the Mopar spec. because of the design of this engine. Yes it does matter, the engine sucks oil from the crankcase in through the intake and turbo and you've got engine oil all over inside the intake of these. Crazy design without a catch can from factory.
...but it's 5W-30 Synthetic oil. Isn't that what viscosity standards are for? So there don't need to be 100 different types of engine oil?
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...but it's 5W-30 Synthetic oil. Isn't that what viscosity standards are for? So there don't need to be 100 different types of engine oil?
Different additive package for our little diesel. I would use any other if I could. The one for our Diesel is the most expensive of them all. This is a very high maintenance cost vehicle that is for sure. Wait till you have the transmission fluid changed. Like $80.00+ a quart.
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Re: Oil filter availability

Oh and Fuel Filters like $100.00 for filters alone, and that's do-it-yourself. Yikes!
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Re: Oil filter availability

Those eBay oil filters really scare me. Stuff like that just screams counterfeit products shipped over from unauthorized Chinese factories. There are all sorts of scary stuffing coming over - brake pads, shocks, replacement parts, etc., none of which are legit. The only real indicators are the prices are way under typical MSRP. And an $80 filter (as quoted by my local dealer) going for 10 bucks a pop just makes you go hmmm. Worth the risk of having this thing disintegrate into all the oil passages in the engine? You decide. Me, I'll bite the bullet and buy the Mopar one.
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