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TJcust 11-12-2011 12:53 PM

3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Hey,

So I've been buying the benz oil filter from the dealer.. it was recently increased to 60 dollars (CND). I looked on J4J and they have them for about 30 but the shipping is ridiculus.. one of the options would have cost me 100 dollars :confused:. I know that FRAM makes a filter, but am a little hesitant on using it. Has anyone used FRAM's or any other makers filters? Do you think it will make much of a difference.

I was thinking if i do use the FRAM ones I will switch out the filters TWICE every one oil change.

suzieque 11-12-2011 01:03 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
some issues have been encountered with aftermarket filters on the 3.0L, just want to make you aware before you you save $30 on a filter that causes you many more $$$ in repairs.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/2...filter-582090/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/c...ilure-1148553/

you are better off shopping on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mopar-517557...item4aaefe4ab7

Kreso 11-13-2011 04:59 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Go to the merc dealer, or sprinter dealer

TJcust 11-15-2011 05:26 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Thanks guys if I find a good solution for us Canadians I will let you know.

Can anyone else in Canada confirm the price from a dodge dealer?

alex suv 11-15-2011 05:41 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Mobil 1 ESP Formula 5W-30 motor oil: Mann HU821X oil filter: Mann C2975 air filter: Mann WK842/23X diesel fuel filter: Mann CU4727climate filter

Greeting. I use this to three years without any problem

Sgmigsy 11-16-2011 08:46 AM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Hi - is there a thread on the methodology for changing the oil and filter? Also is the fuel filter a do-it-yourself project? Dealer said something like $300 cdn then tried to convince me i should do it every 20k!

suzieque 11-16-2011 02:23 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sgmigsy (Post 516255)
Hi - is there a thread on the methodology for changing the oil and filter? Also is the fuel filter a do-it-yourself project?

good thread here should answer both of your questions. :thumbsup:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/f...-grand-493293/

TJcust 11-22-2011 06:18 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
So I went to CanadianTire and picked up a fram oil and air filter.

Let me give some advice... DON'T use these.

First off the air filter was the wrong size and I had to return it (their book was wrong)
Secondly the fram filter looked cheap and the o-rings felt to be a different durometer than the ones I normaly put it. The Fram filter cost me 26 bucks

Went over to Napa and picked up a NAPA GOLD/WIX filter for 16 bucks.

This filter looks much better all around.

My recomendation for canadian users is the NAPA GOLD oil filter. From what I have read this is what most ppl use already.

TJcust 02-08-2012 06:10 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Just confirmed that the FRAM filters are garbage.

Took it out and found cracks on the top and bottom. So who knows how long I have been cycling dirty oil through my engine. :(

diesel2fast4u 02-19-2012 09:16 AM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TJcust (Post 520062)
So I went to CanadianTire and picked up a fram oil and air filter.

Let me give some advice... DON'T use these.

First off the air filter was the wrong size and I had to return it (their book was wrong)
Secondly the fram filter looked cheap and the o-rings felt to be a different durometer than the ones I normaly put it. The Fram filter cost me 26 bucks

Went over to Napa and picked up a NAPA GOLD/WIX filter for 16 bucks.

This filter looks much better all around.

My recomendation for canadian users is the NAPA GOLD oil filter. From what I have read this is what most ppl use already.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJcust (Post 570117)
Just confirmed that the FRAM filters are garbage.

Took it out and found cracks on the top and bottom. So who knows how long I have been cycling dirty oil through my engine. :(

First you post you buy a NAPA gold / WIX wich is cheaper (but looks better) then the FRAM & then 2 months later you post it's crap?

FRAM is not making specially crapy filters for 1 type of engine & for others good stuff. Did you install it right?

TJcust 02-25-2012 04:52 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Did I install it right:confused:

Ive done all the oil changes on my vehicle myself and never had an issue, used the same process. So NO i did not install it incorrectly. My thought is that the filter is slightly too tall and gets crushed down and cracks.

And yes, I went to Canadian tire, bought a FRAM filter and put it in. Just for fun since I was buying oil stuff I went across town and bought a NAPA GOLD filter for next time. Unfortenately I did not listen to my gut when I decided to keep the FRAM filter in anyway. This was the result. Never buying FRAM for any vechicle ever again.

You can use a FRAM filter all you like :thumbsup:

I have pics but i am at work and photobucket and related sites are blocked so I cannot upload.

BLKCRD 02-29-2012 08:32 PM

Re: 3.0L Oil filter brand
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sgmigsy (Post 516255)
Hi - is there a thread on the methodology for changing the oil and filter? Also is the fuel filter a do-it-yourself project? Dealer said something like $300 cdn then tried to convince me i should do it every 20k!


fuel filter at the dealer in BC is $190 parts & labour.


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