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Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters #4649899
01/29/18 08:52 AM
01/29/18 08:52 AM
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Michigan
Building3 Offline OP
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Michigan
So what is the opinion of Mopar oil filters? I have several Mopar cars and I have always used the factory spec filters. But is there something available that would be better? I am not opposed to changing brands if it is better for the engines. Thanks

Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Building3] #4649906
01/29/18 08:57 AM
01/29/18 08:57 AM
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NoVA
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I believe they were made by Purolator at one point. Unless you can get them cheaper than others I would pass.

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Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Building3] #4649924
01/29/18 09:22 AM
01/29/18 09:22 AM
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Wet side WA
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Does it matter I haven't owned a Mopar product since my 1975 Dodge my last New car purchase mistake I'll never make again.


2004 Corolla 128318
Out: VML 5w-30 TG4967 OCI 5007 Miles
In: EDGE EP 5W-30 Bosch 3311 122537 7-18-18
2006 Duramax 74615
Out: T6 5W-40 M1-303
In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Building3] #4649943
01/29/18 09:41 AM
01/29/18 09:41 AM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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They are more expensive that other filters. On my 2015 caravan dealer price was over $13 with taxes. I can get a Wix for half that price. Fram XF in rockauto is less than $9 before shipping and taxes.


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 Valvoline SynPower/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Building3] #4650037
01/29/18 11:14 AM
01/29/18 11:14 AM
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WI
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WI
For spin on ones, I think they are Purolator made and you can likely do better. FWIW, I'm running one on my 96 Cherokee now and the oil pressure seems more stable, so it'll be interesting to cut that one open and see if it's any good.

For cartridge ones, Mopar is all I use. 1. For the warranty 2. Aftermarket ones are sometimes slightly too long and deform in the housing 3. Price, I get the Mopar one for like $7 at my dealer, so it's the same as what a Wix or something would be locally.


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Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4650239
01/29/18 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Does it matter I haven't owned a Mopar product since my 1975 Dodge my last New car purchase mistake I'll never make again.


No, it doesn't matter. Over that past 7 years (and 80,000 miles driven), I've had two Chrysler products, both purchased used.
Over that amount of time and miles, each one has only needed one repair shop visit.
I'm sorry, but 1975 was a really long time ago. Each and every manufacturer had their awful issues back then.

Back to the topic at hand, I've used Mopar filters in the past, bought at W*M. No concerns at all.

Now, I use the SuperTech filters since they're sourced from Wix, and priced at $2.84 each (even for the cartridge models).

How many hundreds of thousands of miles are you planning on driving any of these vehicles? In Michigan, when it comes to the longevity of a vehicle, I'd honestly be more worried about frame rot and rotten brake lines, before worrying if an OEM filter is doing a sufficient job.


2004 Silverado - on its 3rd Jasper engine in less than one year.
Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4650754
01/30/18 04:55 AM
01/30/18 04:55 AM
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N.Ohio
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Does it matter I haven't owned a Mopar product since my 1975 Dodge my last New car purchase mistake I'll never make again.

Bad experience 43 years ago is good for me.


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Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Lubener] #4652307
01/31/18 04:23 PM
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Michigan
Building3 Offline OP
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Thanks for the input. So maybe there are better filters at a lower price but no real blockbuster reason to change. In 15 years I have had no warranty claims and only one repair, a faulty seat belt retractor at 11 years. I think I will stick with Mopar.

Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Building3] #4652362
01/31/18 05:25 PM
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In the shop
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In the shop
Originally Posted By: Building3
Thanks for the input. So maybe there are better filters at a lower price but no real blockbuster reason to change. In 15 years I have had no warranty claims and only one repair, a faulty seat belt retractor at 11 years. I think I will stick with Mopar.


I wouldn't use Purolator made mopar filters if you paid me. Total junk


09' Camry LE

ST 5w30 and TG 4386(filter on for second 5k run)
Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Building3] #4652461
01/31/18 06:46 PM
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Indiana
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My experience with Mopar filters is limited to my 2003 Jeep and my brother's 2016 Jeep.

They both functioned as anticipated.

I will say the Mopar Pentastar filters are highly regarded here though. About the only time a Purolator filter is recommended.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 202k Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 186k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 153k Synpower 5w30 Supertech ST3980 (Ecore)

Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: dlundblad] #4652518
01/31/18 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
I will say the Mopar Pentastar filters are highly regarded here though. About the only time a Purolator filter is recommended.


I thought Wix made the cartridge filter for the Pentastar.


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Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: newtoncd8] #4653116
02/01/18 12:08 PM
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MN
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MN
Originally Posted By: newtoncd8
Originally Posted By: dlundblad
I will say the Mopar Pentastar filters are highly regarded here though. About the only time a Purolator filter is recommended.


I thought Wix made the cartridge filter for the Pentastar.


Pretty sure they are made by Hengst. Either way, the MO-349 and MO-744 are great filters, both can be had at WM for around $9.


2015 Malibu LTZ 2.5L - 30K
2013 DGC SXT 3.6L - 55K
2014 DGC SXT 3.6L - 70K (traded in)
2007 DGC SXT 3.8L - 127K (traded in)
Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: RD_3] #4653604
02/02/18 01:55 AM
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Texas
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Got the 744 yesterday Mopar was cheaper than Fram TG

Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4656025
02/04/18 02:51 PM
02/04/18 02:51 PM
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Georgia, USA
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Georgia, USA
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Does it matter I haven't owned a Mopar product since my 1975 Dodge my last New car purchase mistake I'll never make again.


Most of what came out of 'Detroit' in those years was junk. Had a 76 Gran Fury, 400cid, issued, lasted 40,000 miles before it started drinking oil. Got a '80 Chevy Caprice next, and it lasted 80,000 to the trade list. Wasn't until the 1990s that our cars could actually look forward to rolling over 100K. My POV is a 1992 Explorer, 4.0 liter 'frankenstein' drive train - rolled the odometer twice, and it's at 63,000(something) again. IME, I'd never see that in cars from the 70s.

Re: Opinions on Mopar Oil Filters [Re: Building3] #4656039
02/04/18 03:03 PM
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I've run multiple Mopar MO-899 oil filters on my 5.7L Hemi without issue. They're my oil filter of choice for winter operation of my truck based on firsthand personal experience. I always get them on some sort of sale, most I've paid for one is $5. The everyday shelf price is high but that's true of many oil filters.


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