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View Poll Results: Whats your oil filter?
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post #16 of 58 Old 09-21-2012, 06:26 PM
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Am I really the only XJ owner on these forums that uses the K&N filter?
I remember past discussions involving oil filters, and yet again, I was the sole member who used K&N's.
I just like em because of the 1" nut on the top. I think there's other filter brands out there with a similar nut on the top of the filter, but K&N was the first brand I found that had em, so that's what I stick with. And in case you're wondering why I need a 1" nut on the top of my filter, it's because I had a bad experience before involving a cheapo mopar filter that got stuck to the oil filter adapter. Ended up ripping off the can and filter, and using a sawzall and chisel to notch the threaded bottom part of the filter, and get a starting point to hammer the thing off with a chisel.


It's a Jeep thing. Sometimes I don't even understand.
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post #17 of 58 Old 09-21-2012, 08:23 PM
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I use a Mopar filter from wallmart. If you cant get the filter off by hand, it was installed way to tight.

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post #18 of 58 Old 09-22-2012, 02:14 AM
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I use Mopar filters as well.

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post #19 of 58 Old 09-22-2012, 11:41 PM
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I use a Mopar filter from wallmart. If you cant get the filter off by hand, it was installed way to tight.
Thing is, in that certain incident, I had only installed it hand tight previously.

It's a Jeep thing. Sometimes I don't even understand.
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post #20 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 12:27 AM
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Anything BUT Fram. Purolator is the best for your money.

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Thing is, in that certain incident, I had only installed it hand tight previously.
Next time lubricate the filter's gasket with a bit of engine oil before you put it in; you should be able to remove it by hand. If you still can't get it off, get the engine warmed up.
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post #21 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 12:51 AM
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Motorcraft FL1A as other stated. Great filter, only $4.
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post #22 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 06:43 AM
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I have always used fram but a friend recently had some quality issues with some fram products which has made me rethink my allegience
Your friend isn't alone. Ditch the Fram.
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post #23 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 07:04 AM
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Wix for the Ford FL-1A is 51515 and is quality. If you are changing at 3-4k mileage you could use the FL-1A cause its a little cheaper. It's bigger than stock. Lots of good choices to protect the engine. Make it magnetic by getting some magnets from a craft store and put them around the can, then a strip of duct tape. (Don't judge me, I'm cheap and it works)

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post #24 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 07:16 AM
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I use a Mopar filter from wallmart. If you cant get the filter off by hand, it was installed way to tight.
AGREE'D... Wal-Mart mopar, or WIX all the way..
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post #25 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 07:59 AM
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post #26 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 08:12 AM
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NAPA for this guy. (BTW, NAPA Gold filters are made by Wix)

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post #27 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 08:47 AM
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post #28 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 11:30 AM
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post #29 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 02:19 PM
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Anything BUT Fram. Purolator is the best for your money.



Next time lubricate the filter's gasket with a bit of engine oil before you put it in; you should be able to remove it by hand. If you still can't get it off, get the engine warmed up.
Going to assume that was the issue, as it only happened once when I first got my jeep and knew little to nothing about working on it.

Since then I make sure to lube up the gasket every time. Also, checking to make sure old gaskets aren't stuck to the filter adapter is something I learned along the way as well. Never had it happen, but I've heard enough stories to know to double check. It's one of those easy to overlook issues that lead to a big PITA once you realize it has happened.

It's a Jeep thing. Sometimes I don't even understand.
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post #30 of 58 Old 09-23-2012, 06:54 PM
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Motorcraft FL1A as other stated. Great filter, only $4.
Me too-holds extra oil!
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