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What is the consensus on oil and filters now

I see some are doing the Mopar, Mahle, and AFE oil filters. What seems to be the best quality filter? I have a 14 ED about do an oil change. Also are you guys running the new oil spec, or the old? Amsoil, Penzoil, Mobil one, or Mopar? A lot of options.

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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

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I see some are doing the Mopar, Mahle, and AFE oil filters. What seems to be the best quality filter? I have a 14 ED about do an oil change. Also are you guys running the new oil spec, or the old? Amsoil, Penzoil, Mobil one, or Mopar? A lot of options.

MOPAR is shell Rotella. I would stick to the new spec if you want your camgear to survive


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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

On my 2014 ED I changed to the new Rotella T6 spec and now use Ecogard X10232 filters. I contacted EcoGard directly and they sent me their full filter specs, which are actually better than the stock MoPar filters!
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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

the Ecogard XF10307 are fuel filters... I think he was looking for an oil filter recommendation...
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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

I've used the AFE oil filters from South Korea in the past; I try not to buy Chinese filters whenever I otherwise can. If you can, make sure you get the new CK-4 spec Shell Rotella T6 that should have came out last December, and not the old stock CJ-4 variant. Should be a little better than the previous spec.
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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

I'm using aFe oil filters and Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30. FCA has said repeatedly that it's fine. My personal belief is that they made the change to unify stock and prevent idiots at dealerships from using the wrong spec oil, which happened frequently with the old spec. My UOA have come back fine and I'll continue testing at each oil change.
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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

I can't find the new CK-4 spec Rotella T6 or Mobil 1 anywhere. Any suggestions?
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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

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I can't find the new CK-4 spec Rotella T6 or Mobil 1 anywhere. Any suggestions?

Use the previous CJ-4 spec until CK-4 becomes more readily available.
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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

Thanks. That's what I thought. From the way some people were talking it seemed like this stuff was available now.
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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

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I'm using aFe oil filters and Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30. FCA has said repeatedly that it's fine. My personal belief is that they made the change to unify stock and prevent idiots at dealerships from using the wrong spec oil, which happened frequently with the old spec. My UOA have come back fine and I'll continue testing at each oil change.
Supposed to be 5W40 correct? For the Eco-diesel?

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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

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Supposed to be 5W40 correct? For the Eco-diesel?



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It is supposed to be a CJ-4 approved 5W-40. There are a few hold outs on here who are sticking to their guns on the 5W-30. Not entirely sure why. While FCA hasn't said "why" they made this move, many have suspected it is to help stop the main bearing failures that have been happening since 5W-40 has higher shear strength than the 5W-30


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Re: What is the consensus on oil and filters now

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Thanks. That's what I thought. From the way some people were talking it seemed like this stuff was available now.
My local Walmart has CK-4 Rotella T6 5w-40 on the shelf, today. Around $22 for a 1g/4qt jug (8.1 qts in Jeep EcoDiesel.) Home Depot supposedly carries it now, as well.

Any retailer who has replenished their inventory since December should have CK-4 available. CK-4 supersedes CJ-4, and eventually, you will no longer be able to buy anything that says CJ-4. Look for slightly newer labels for the CK-4 variants.

There is also a Mobil Delvac 1 5w40 that is CK-4 rated, and is what you could use on our EcoDiesel's, if you want. Valvoline will have one soon, but I don't know if WalMart will carry it.



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