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Jdsmitty10 06-07-2012 12:26 PM

Oil filter question
 
Heading to Walmart to get oil..

Wondering if I will find the filter I need there or will I need to go to an autozone or dealer for the cartridge style filter? This is my first vehicle with that type..usually just buy Fram from Walmart for my other vehicles..

Suggestions welcomed...

Also I am changing it at 2000 miles to get rid of the break in oil.. Should I reset something or just let the evic tell me the next time(prob around 8000 miles)?

Thanks!
Jon

RageOfFury 06-07-2012 01:04 PM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Since you have the V6, stick with the Mopar filter. I wouldn't trust an aftermarket filter on such a new engine design.

You're changing the oil, might as well reset the oil minder.

Jdsmitty10 06-07-2012 01:21 PM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RageOfFury (Post 640227)
Since you have the V6, stick with the Mopar filter. I wouldn't trust an aftermarket filter on such a new engine design.

You're changing the oil, might as well reset the oil minder.

Just do the 3 pump thing ?

peckmv 06-08-2012 11:35 AM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Stay away from Fram. They are one of the worst filters out there.

RageOfFury 06-08-2012 06:35 PM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jdsmitty10 (Post 640249)
Just do the 3 pump thing ?

Yeah. More info here: http://wk2jeeps.com/wk2_oil_indicator.htm

Knightrider03m 06-09-2012 06:28 AM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Reset the oil change reminder. Buy a Mopar filter if you are going 8K miles between oil change

Jdsmitty10 06-09-2012 06:51 AM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Local dealer sells mopar filters for 6 bucks. Just gonna go with that.. Not sure if I'm gonna go on the 8k interval or stick with 5k like I do with my other cars... I will prob have to do the 6 month thing cause I don't put alot of miles on it.. Does the jeep tell u at 6 month intervals too if you don't go 8k miles?

fljeepleo 06-09-2012 07:07 PM

Mine did. I only put about 5k a year on it. Right at 6 months the light came on.


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JG101 06-12-2012 06:14 PM

Re: Oil filter question
 
I have a 2012 and put over 6k miles on it and never got an oil change minder... weird huh?

Jeeters 06-13-2012 05:44 AM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JG101 (Post 642452)
I have a 2012 and put over 6k miles on it and never got an oil change minder... weird huh?

The first time mine came on, it was 7.5K.

JG101 06-13-2012 06:12 PM

Re: Oil filter question
 
Oh cool, thanks, so I guess that I should go ahead and perform the re-set actions then?

I went ahead and had the oil changed yesterday, I went with Mobil-1, I was tempted to go with Royal Purple but at almost $9 per qt. I decided against it, but even with the Mobil-1 it was a $95 oil change... OUCH!!!

As for the OP...
If you have trouble finding a filter at your local part store, you can also ask them to look up the filter for a Chrysler 200... It is the same exact engine... but it would prolly be easier to just stop by your local dealer :)

hoffmanestates 06-13-2012 06:16 PM

try Amsoil. I.go 8k on theirs and I.run it in my wrx..

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