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Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio #5415750 04/28/20 04:02 PM
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Hey BITOG'ers...my first oil filter autopsy. I hope you don't mind my first try here...

Subject is a 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. I brought her in at the OEM indicated range of about 9K miles for her first free oil change. She was due this spring for her second oil change at roughly 18K miles. Since they are no longer free, I decided to do them myself - like every car I have EVER owned. Here is the results of the filter dismantle I took off...

Interesting notes...

There is a double thick base plate. I tried to capture it the best I could...but it was very odd. Never seen anything like it before. There was literally two different pieces of stamped steel for the base plate.
There was no bypass valve it be found...maybe that is built into the engine to save $$$?
Filter endcaps were both some felt/cardboard material. I tore apart a [censored] from my Nissan at the exact same time, and the filter media and cardboard endcaps felt of more quality than this POS.
This filter literally fell apart in my hands...the media was paper thin, and the endcaps were just junk.
The ADV felt like plastic...not compliant at all...almost brittle in nature.

Funny thing...I took it to the dealership last Friday, just 4 days after I changed the oil, and asked them to re-set the oil monitor. I showed pictures of the oil, filter, receipt, WIP, etc...and the reluctantly charged me $29.99 to reset the meter and made several comments about the filter not being OEM and "up to spec"...I chose a K&N equivalent.

Anyways...happy to answer any questions you may have. Basically the worst filter I have ever seen.

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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415753 04/28/20 04:03 PM
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more pics

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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415755 04/28/20 04:05 PM
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why on earth is O C O D (orange can of death) a censored acronym? Yet, I can say "POS"???

Last edited by DriveHard; 04/28/20 04:05 PM.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Sport (wife's)
2011 Silverado Crew Cab LT 6.2L/6spd (tow pig)
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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415773 04/28/20 04:19 PM
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Read the sticky at the top of this forum ... rules made by the Moderators.

Your filter looks like it has a combo ADBV/bypass valve setup (ie, dual set of holes in the base plate).

Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415774 04/28/20 04:19 PM
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Looks like a Champ Labs Ecore.

Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: Mr Nice] #5415794 04/28/20 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Nice
Looks like a Champ Labs Ecore.



Yep, that’s exactly what the filter is or E CORE. ADBV is nitrile rubber. Pleats look good. Thanks for c&p approved


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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415795 04/28/20 04:49 PM
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30 dollars for a reset? Holy cow...


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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415799 04/28/20 04:55 PM
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Magnetti Marelli is a division of Fiat/Chrysler that also owns Alfa Romeo.

They use parts made by their company .FWIW

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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415831 04/28/20 05:35 PM
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Just a usual Champ Labs Ecore with nitrile combo adbv/bypass valve. Cars all over are running something just like this. They should use a silicone valve, 9 k was too much for their version of nitrile.

Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: MrQuackers] #5415841 04/28/20 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MrQuackers
30 dollars for a reset? Holy cow...


Did you check Youtube for tips? I found this

Link


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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415857 04/28/20 06:12 PM
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That isnt an OE filter. The Magneti Marelli by Mopar parts/filters are all makes and models aftermarket parts sold by Mopar. Thats a champ labs ecore filter. The OE filter for your stelvio is 4892339AB or 4892339BB for a case of 12.

Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415912 04/28/20 06:56 PM
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Atsa nica filter she looks alotta like ah eah core. Thatsa my Italian accent learned froma my aunties and uncles anah grand parents.


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Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: DriveHard] #5415935 04/28/20 07:28 PM
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Napa Platinum is still on sale for $5.99 until 4/30 if you want to stock up smile

Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: Timmastertech] #5415952 04/28/20 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Timmastertech
That isnt an OE filter. The Magneti Marelli by Mopar parts/filters are all makes and models aftermarket parts sold by Mopar. Thats a champ labs ecore filter. The OE filter for your stelvio is 4892339AB or 4892339BB for a case of 12.


You mean the stealership didn't give me OEM parts !?!?!?!?!

Gasp...


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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Sport (wife's)
2011 Silverado Crew Cab LT 6.2L/6spd (tow pig)
2007 Nissan Xterra (trail toy)
Re: Magneti Marelli (Alfa Romeo OEM) Filter for Stelvio [Re: MrQuackers] #5415958 04/28/20 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MrQuackers
30 dollars for a reset? Holy cow...


That’s a steal. My dealer charges $80...


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