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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:32 PM   #1
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Bad NEW oil filter??

Ok so some of you guys know I just posted a topic about what oil/filter combo to use. Thanks for the help in that regard.
I ended up getting pennzoil 10w30 and a purolater oil filter. Someone later posted in that topic saying that he had purolater filters go bad on him. He mentioned something about the oil pressure not climbing until like 3 seconds after the engine cranks. not good. Sad to say this is happening to me ever since I changed my oil the other day. I pulled into my driveway earlier and watched the gauge go down to almost nothing when idling. Im guessing that is not good either. Has anyone else had this problem with purolater? Any suggestions?

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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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I would be leary of the sensor before you condemn an oil filter. The sending units have a worse reputation than the filters. Just my 2 cents.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 03:46 PM   #3
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Ok so some of you guys know I just posted a topic about what oil/filter combo to use. Thanks for the help in that regard.
I ended up getting pennzoil 10w30 and a purolater oil filter. Someone later posted in that topic saying that he had purolater filters go bad on him. He mentioned something about the oil pressure not climbing until like 3 seconds after the engine cranks. not good. Sad to say this is happening to me ever since I changed my oil the other day. I pulled into my driveway earlier and watched the gauge go down to almost nothing when idling. Im guessing that is not good either. Has anyone else had this problem with purolater? Any suggestions?
I would say x2 on the bad sensor. How close is "close to zero"?

The 4.0's only need 13 psi. of oil pressure at hot idle.

The symptom of not having pressure for a couple seconds sounds normal as the pump needs to prime the galleys. Mine does the same thing.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 04:08 PM   #4
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x3 sender, especially because its right down where the filter is, you could have cracked the housing or dumped oil in the electrical side...
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Unread 09-29-2009, 04:45 PM   #5
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thanks for the advice. The hand was one line above 0 at warm idle. It might have done this all the time and just never paid any attention to it.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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That is where mine sits. I only have like 16 psi at idle, but it is satisfactory. The middle mark should be 40 and the far right 80. So I believe you are at 20 psi hot idle, which is fine.
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Unread 09-29-2009, 05:31 PM   #7
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ok so it has probably always done this and I've just never noticed it...
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Unread 09-29-2009, 06:19 PM   #8
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yeah the sender is surely problamtic, and one of the 1st things I replaced on my Jeep within the 1st week...LOL But I think you can't go wrong with a regualr old Mopar M090 filter, and they even sell them at wally world now..I have had seem motors go BAD, from inferior oil filters, my Mom's 79 fullsize Cherokee fell victim to a Fram oil filter, wehn the seam of the filter failed, dropped all the oil out very qickly, and before she realized, the motor was seized... I seem 2 Cummins diesel engines in Dodge Rams god bad, Because of Fram oil filters. Cummins will no longer honor the 5 year 100k mile warranty if you use a non approved filter now, such as Fram. Honestly, I work for a Jeep dealership, and a lot of the parts are insane for the price they want, but one thing I will never not get factory, or go cheap on is the oil filter. Oh yeah, by the way, the Mopar filter at Wally world is in the realm of like 5 bucks, and they Are a quality filter.
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