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Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 #4678227
02/25/18 11:03 PM
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I changed the factory fill on my 2018 JL Wrangler yesterday. Here's the Mopar OEM filter, looking as it should. I'm not sure why Mopar has the twisties in the media. The Fram Ultra Guard with which I replaced it has nice, straight, uniform pleats. Even the base Fram has straight pleats. Anyway, I'm sure it did its job just fine.


18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 5k
15 Ford Transit 93k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 123k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 79k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 89k
Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4678257
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Every filter in the Cherokee when I change oil has come out like that. Even the fram ultra. I've come to accept it as normal.


1999 Jeep Cherokee sport 4.0L
2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L
Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: Buzzinhalfdozen] #4678276
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Originally Posted By: Buzzinhalfdozen
Every filter in the Cherokee when I change oil has come out like that. Even the fram ultra. I've come to accept it as normal.


Yeah, but the Mopar's pleats look contorted like that before they go in. I've looked at three of them. When I get to the 5k oil change, I'll post a pic of the Ultra Guard for comparison.


18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 5k
15 Ford Transit 93k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 123k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 79k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 89k
Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4678335
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K&N are my go-to for cartridge filters. Never wavy.


http://a.co/j3ORF0j


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'08 GL1800
'10 Jeep Rubicon
'10 Corvette
'13 V-Star 1300 Deluxe (Hers)
'13 VFR1200F
'16 Harley Electra Glide Limited
'18 GMC Canyon Denali (Hers)
Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: montero1] #4679281
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Originally Posted By: montero1
K&N are my go-to for cartridge filters. Never wavy.


http://a.co/j3ORF0j


I looked at one of those at Wal Mart and it looked really nicely made. Any info on that for filtration performance?


18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 5k
15 Ford Transit 93k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 123k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 79k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 89k
Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4679354
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Years back, they were 10 microns. I love them because on my old Mini Cooper and my Z4, I ran them 10k and they stayed straight, unlike any other paper filter I used.


'07 Z4 3.0 SI
'08 GL1800
'10 Jeep Rubicon
'10 Corvette
'13 V-Star 1300 Deluxe (Hers)
'13 VFR1200F
'16 Harley Electra Glide Limited
'18 GMC Canyon Denali (Hers)
Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4679980
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I've used the Mopar versions, Purolator versions, Fram versions, and now Wix/NAPA versions all in my 3.6. The Mopars end up always being wavy. I feel like they are 1-2mm too tall which crunches them once you screw the oil cap in. The Purolators were fine and look identical to the Mopars and are sometimes wavy too. I didn't like the Fram's only because they're tough to remove from the cap and half of the time the spring in the cap pops out with them which is a total PITA. Otherwise the Fram construction looks like Hengst and is really solid which I prefer. The Wix filters are never wavy, fit great, and I've yet to find any pleat separation that some have previously seen. And the price is generally $2-2.50 cheaper than the Mopars. I'm using up my stash of Wixs currently and probably will re-purchase them or the Frams. Never tried the K&Ns.

Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4680010
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I'd blame the short trips and moisture on the wavy media. How long did it run at the factory? It was probably turned on for a few minutes to load it onto and off of a truck. Ohio/ Indiana is cold this time of year etc.


03 Jeep WJ 4.0 200k Castrol Edge 10w40 HM Fram XG16
02 Volvo S60 2.4T 177k M1 0w40 Mahle OX149D
97 Chevy Blazer 4.3 149k Rotella T5 10w30 Supertech ST3980

Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4680021
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The Mopars are wavy before they ever go into an engine. I looked at several of them at Wal Mart, and they were all that way.


18 Jeep JLUR Wrangler 3.6 5k
15 Ford Transit 93k, Reman 3.5 @85k
08 Jeep Wrangler 3.8 123k
01 Ford F150 Crew 5.4 79k
99 Mercedes E430 Sport 89k
Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4681857
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That's what my first OC looked like mopar filter 2015 Durango, The second with K & N all straight 9K on each one. I have a K&N in it again and an ultra in the wings. We will see but as of now K&N wins

Re: Mopar M349 2k miles on Factory Fill 18 Jeep JL 3.6 [Re: IndyFan] #4686012
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Originally Posted By: IndyFan
The Mopars are wavy before they ever go into an engine. I looked at several of them at Wal Mart, and they were all that way.


I never experienced this with my '14 on the six OCI's I completed. Every single MO-349 I purchased from WM or the dealer was straight as an arrow before installation. Interesting...


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)

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