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#3247034 - 01/13/14 02:09 PM Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0
Greg L Offline


Registered: 05/22/06
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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)
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#3247036 - 01/13/14 02:10 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
Ramblejam Offline


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

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


Registered: 05/22/06
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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)
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#3247045 - 01/13/14 02:15 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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The Motorcraft is very good, especially for the price. Pick up the FL-400S.

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


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Order enough filters of your choice from Amazon to get free shipping.
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#3247053 - 01/13/14 02:19 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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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.
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#3247059 - 01/13/14 02:22 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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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.
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#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
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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
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#3247284 - 01/13/14 05:40 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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Registered: 11/30/04
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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.
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#3247289 - 01/13/14 05:44 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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Registered: 08/14/10
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Loc: Northern Kentucky
The tough guards are good. They have silicone anti drain back valves. Look for the silver cans.
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#3247359 - 01/13/14 06:47 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
toneydoc Offline


Registered: 12/16/11
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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
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#3247670 - 01/13/14 11:47 PM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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Mopar oil filters are the bottom of the barrel if you get the e core.
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#3247841 - 01/14/14 08:04 AM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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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.

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


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#3247923 - 01/14/14 09:52 AM Re: Fram Extra Guard on Jeep 4.0 [Re: Greg L]
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I always use Wix 51085 which is what it calls for, but a Wix 51068 is a little longer and still fits
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