Recent Topics
Happy Birthday dave1251
by Garak
2 minutes 40 seconds ago
Secret Service screw up at White House 2011
by Apollo14
59 minutes 11 seconds ago
Mixing more than two types of oil
by Zako2
Today at 01:55 AM
2010 Jeep Commander
by HWEaton
Yesterday at 10:00 PM
General Altimax Arctics
by HWEaton
Yesterday at 09:40 PM
New Nitto Terra Grappler G2
by HWEaton
Yesterday at 09:33 PM
What is it with...
by Pop_Rivit
Yesterday at 09:26 PM
How important are filtering efficiency specs?
by Noey
Yesterday at 09:15 PM
WM: Tuff-Stuff cleaner $3/can (nt)
by sleddriver
Yesterday at 08:15 PM
Napa Gold Or Wix Filters?
by crazyoildude
Yesterday at 07:55 PM
2013 Mazda 3 SkyActiv, M1 AFE 0w-20, 12,832 miles
by The Critic
Yesterday at 07:50 PM
How To Professionally Detail A Vehicle
by Warstud
Yesterday at 07:49 PM
Newest Members
rmp, PAssatGuy, mcn1970, KCChemist, bbuice
51461 Registered Users
Who's Online
20 registered (eljefino, Clevy, 01_celica_gt, 3800Series, Apollo14, 2 invisible), 588 Guests and 147 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51461 Members
64 Forums
220103 Topics
3475878 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#3247034 - 01/13/14 02:09 PM Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0
Greg L Offline


Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 446
Loc: Northern Calif
The type of oil filters in my town is becoming more and more restricted..meaning I've only got the choice of Fram orange can, Fram Extra Guard, or Super Tech filters at wally world or O'Reilly's.

My question: is the Jeep 4.0 engine (1991 Cherokee) picky about the type of oil filter it uses? I have used Purolator filters in the past, but now I have to drive 10 miles south to the next town in order to buy a Purolator one.


This Jeep has been sitting for 6 months (bad radiator, soon to be replaced next month) and I plan on changing out the old oil, after the radiator gets installed. It's just that I am limited to a supply of filter types around here.

Any suggestions on the brand? Has Fram gotten better on quality?


GL


Edited by Greg L (01/13/14 02:11 PM)
_________________________
1951 GMC 1/2 Ton 270ci
1996 GMC Sierra 5.7
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7
2008 Jeep Compass 2.4

Top
#3247036 - 01/13/14 02:10 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 939
Loc: Kentucky
Does your Walmart not carry Motorcraft?

Top
#3247039 - 01/13/14 02:12 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Ramblejam]
Greg L Offline


Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 446
Loc: Northern Calif
I have seen a very small supply of Motorcraft at WM.

Will check to see if they have the right model....I assume MC is a good brand, as compared to the others?


Side note: I also jumped over to the Jeep Forum website...and someone over there complained that the MotorCraft filter is a cause for more noise at engine warm up. These motors are noisy enough as it is.


Edited by Greg L (01/13/14 02:16 PM)
_________________________
1951 GMC 1/2 Ton 270ci
1996 GMC Sierra 5.7
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7
2008 Jeep Compass 2.4

Top
#3247045 - 01/13/14 02:15 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
Ramblejam Offline


Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 939
Loc: Kentucky
The Motorcraft is very good, especially for the price. Pick up the FL-400S.

Top
#3247048 - 01/13/14 02:17 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 13495
Loc: Upstate NY
Order enough filters of your choice from Amazon to get free shipping.
_________________________
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

Top
#3247053 - 01/13/14 02:19 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
KCJeep Offline


Registered: 06/30/11
Posts: 4576
Loc: Mahzurrah!
The Motorcraft FL-1A will work well and has great availability. If your Jeep hasn't been picky about filters in the past I'd not be too concerned. The Fram orange can is the Extra Guard, they are well known for start up rattle on Jeeps but the Tough Guard (the silver one) is an excellent filter, I'm running one now in fact. So if you can get the silver Tough Guard Frams those would be fine although a bit pricey for short OCI's.

The Motorcrafts are better values though and a personal favorite, as well as extremely popular here on BITOG.

O'Reilly's also has Motorcraft as well as the now Wix made Microgards which have worked well for me also. I think your options are not as limited as you think, although Puro's apparently are not on the menu. Your Wally's doesn't have Puro Classics? They brought those in most of them last year, SuperTechs are gone now AFAIK.
_________________________
2004 Jeep GC WJ 4.0 @ 122k Pennzoil HM 10w30 w/MoS2
Napa Silver 31515
KIA Sedona 39k, Chevy Lumina 173k, Chrysler Sebring 171k, Ford Ranger 177k!

Top
#3247059 - 01/13/14 02:22 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
InhalingBullets Offline


Registered: 08/07/12
Posts: 292
Loc: TEXAS
The Amazon deal always works, or you can also order stuff they don't carry in store on the wal-mart site and have them ship to store for free and you just pick it up.
_________________________
'13 Mazda 3 Grand Touring
'07 Toyota Tundra DC 160k+
'08 Honda Civic (new to us)

Top
#3247214 - 01/13/14 04:26 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
Greg L Offline


Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 446
Loc: Northern Calif
Thanks!

I'll look for the silver can Fram filters, and check on the Microguard at O'Reilly. Didn't know they were made by Wix.


GL
_________________________
1951 GMC 1/2 Ton 270ci
1996 GMC Sierra 5.7
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7
2008 Jeep Compass 2.4

Top
#3247284 - 01/13/14 05:40 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
zrxkawboy Offline


Registered: 11/30/04
Posts: 1046
Loc: SD
I've don't use the OCOD on anything, so no personal experience here, but the guys over at cherokeeforum.com say that the Jeep 4.0 does not like the OCOD at all.
_________________________
"Think of all the Ford owners who will someday want an automobile." John Dodge


Top
#3247289 - 01/13/14 05:44 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 5671
Loc: Northern Kentucky
The tough guards are good. They have silicone anti drain back valves. Look for the silver cans.
_________________________
1999 Ford Taurus 145k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 102k - PU 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

Top
#3247359 - 01/13/14 06:47 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 979
Loc: War Eagle
The Wal marts around me also carry some Mopar filters routinely. Maybe yours does too. Or get them shipped from another store to your store. OEM stuff. Good luck
_________________________
1994 Jeep 136k Nextgen 5w30HM
2014 Camry 0k Toyo 5w20
2010 Sebring 32k NextGen5w30
2014 HD Ultra 1k HD20w50
2012 Toyota Rav4 13k Toyo 5w20

Top
#3247670 - 01/13/14 11:47 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
901Memphis Offline


Registered: 08/14/10
Posts: 5671
Loc: Northern Kentucky
Mopar oil filters are the bottom of the barrel if you get the e core.
_________________________
1999 Ford Taurus 145k (Vulcan v6) - M1 High Mileage 5w30 | Fram Ultra XG 3600
2002 Buick Century 102k - PU 5w30 / Fram Ultra XG 3980 / Filter mag

Top
#3247841 - 01/14/14 08:04 AM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
D189379 Offline


Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1283
Loc: Canada City, Canada
I don't know about 1991, but with my old 2000 4.0 Cherokee, I was able to use a larger oil filter from a 5.0 Mustang. It might be something to check into if you're having trouble finding stock where you are.

Top
#3247902 - 01/14/14 09:37 AM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: D189379]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
Posts: 6584
Loc: Onondaga County
Originally Posted By: D189379
I don't know about 1991, but with my old 2000 4.0 Cherokee, I was able to use a larger oil filter from a 5.0 Mustang. It might be something to check into if you're having trouble finding stock where you are.


FL1A. Really can't go wrong.
_________________________
'11 Focus PYB 45K
'00 Cherokee PYB 125K

Top
#3247923 - 01/14/14 09:52 AM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
Nick1994 Offline


Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 1102
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I always use Wix 51085 which is what it calls for, but a Wix 51068 is a little longer and still fits
_________________________
2004 VW Beetle TDI 160k
(Yeah it's a chick car but it gets me 40 mpg)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >