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post #766 of 5452 Old 03-10-2011, 12:14 PM
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i just wish i had known about this issue a few days ago, i just got my 06 and couldnt be happier until i found out about this. wish i could take it back.

if its a known issue they shouldnt be selling me a jeep with defects. i got it from a jeep dealership, i figure they should have some info on this.

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post #767 of 5452 Old 03-10-2011, 12:47 PM
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i just wish i had known about this issue a few days ago, i just got my 06 and couldnt be happier until i found out about this. wish i could take it back.

if its a known issue they shouldnt be selling me a jeep with defects. i got it from a jeep dealership, i figure they should have some info on this.
Think they care if your Jeep breaks down? Its all about the almighty buck. Besides, car dealers are the biggest scum bags on the planet.

Don't worry about it man. Order an opda so you have one on hand and just drive the Jeep and have fun. I was super stressed about this issue when I bought my Jeep back in November as well but I've come to grips with it. Just check it periodically and replace as necessary. I'm sure someone will eventually put out an aftermarket opda that fixes it for good.

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post #768 of 5452 Old 03-10-2011, 12:49 PM
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thanks for the advice, i love this thing already so its a little hard to hear any bad news about the jeep, hope a permanent fix comes soon for all of us.
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post #769 of 5452 Old 03-10-2011, 01:29 PM
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I have one that doesn't have the gear on it, since we took that gear off and used it on my original OPDA that we Fog-modded. Willydigger modded it with/for me.

I would absolutely need to get the OPDA unit back from him when he's done however, since the supplier has decided to screw us over on the price of these things!

Send me a PM with his contact info and I'll see what his thoughts are on using my OPDA.


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Adam from Crown is looking for an OPDA to use in his research. Anyone have one?
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post #770 of 5452 Old 03-10-2011, 01:36 PM
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Problem with Filter Mag??

1) This is a poled magnet that fits around the oil filter. There is no way to determine its effectiveness, unless you have a see-through oil filter and clear oil.
2) Because it is a poled magnet, only two places will have high flux concentration. Remember the horseshoe magnet and iron filings demonstration. Only a relatively small portion of the thing (I'm guessing <10% of the surface area) could possibly attract and hold magnetic particles.
3) The oil is thick and the particles are likely to be irregular in shape and size. Only the big particles will have enough mass to be attracted. Only the really close to the magnetic poles particles will have enough attraction to move through the oil, against the normal flow of oil and then remain attached to the wall of the oil filter.
4) A properly maintain oil filter, that is changed at the proper intervals, will trap the larger particles. So they won't be in the fluid for long anyway.
5) The small particles aren't a big problem.
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post #771 of 5452 Old 03-10-2011, 02:07 PM
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Problem with Filter Mag??

1) This is a poled magnet that fits around the oil filter. There is no way to determine its effectiveness, unless you have a see-through oil filter and clear oil.
2) Because it is a poled magnet, only two places will have high flux concentration. Remember the horseshoe magnet and iron filings demonstration. Only a relatively small portion of the thing (I'm guessing <10% of the surface area) could possibly attract and hold magnetic particles.
3) The oil is thick and the particles are likely to be irregular in shape and size. Only the big particles will have enough mass to be attracted. Only the really close to the magnetic poles particles will have enough attraction to move through the oil, against the normal flow of oil and then remain attached to the wall of the oil filter.
4) A properly maintain oil filter, that is changed at the proper intervals, will trap the larger particles. So they won't be in the fluid for long anyway.
5) The small particles aren't a big problem.
at 80 bucks it's pretty expensive. I have seen demonstrations where people have cut open the filter and there was a metallic film held in place by the magnet.....not sure how beneficial trapping liquid metal would be

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post #772 of 5452 Old 03-10-2011, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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I have one that doesn't have the gear on it, since we took that gear off and used it on my original OPDA that we Fog-modded. Willydigger modded it with/for me.

I would absolutely need to get the OPDA unit back from him when he's done however, since the supplier has decided to screw us over on the price of these things!

Send me a PM with his contact info and I'll see what his thoughts are on using my OPDA.
I think Adam has one already.
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post #773 of 5452 Old 03-11-2011, 11:31 AM
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I have good news and bad news. I received an update from my contact at Chrysler this week. According to them the OPDA supplier is going to be shipping at least ~300 units to dealers this month. These units are for vehicles that are sitting on dealer lots and for customers that have placed an order. They said there is a potential that the supplier could ship up to 5,000 units by the end of the month.

The units will carry the same part number as before and my contact says no changes have been made.

According to my contact the increase in price is likely due to a new supplier/contract (I know LDI is still in business but they may have gone elsewhere for the order).

I highly recommend anyone who purchases the unit take Chrysler to small claims court due to the increase in cost. Additionally, if your vehicle has sustained additional damage or you have been left without a vehicle while the unit was back ordered you should seek additional damages. It is a simple process to file a claim and unlikely that they will show.
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post #774 of 5452 Old 03-11-2011, 02:30 PM
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I just re-inspected my OPDA again today. The gear is showing more wear, approx 1/2 across teeth, internal gear seems to be same as a month ago.
I did notice(first time disassembling the part) that oil was in fact up under the wheel, the black washer being wet and oil at the base of the outside of the bushing.
Looks to me that in fact the top bushing is getting lubed. I did measure a groove on the shaft where the bottom edge of the top bushing rides of .002", body of shaft being .528"
I don't think this is due the top bushing being dry, otherwise why the oil up top?

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I just re-inspected my OPDA again today. The gear is showing more wear, approx 1/2 across teeth, internal gear seems to be same as a month ago.
I did notice(first time disassembling the part) that oil was in fact up under the wheel, the black washer being wet and oil at the base of the outside of the bushing.
Looks to me that in fact the top bushing is getting lubed. I did measure a groove on the shaft where the bottom edge of the top bushing rides of .002", body of shaft being .528"
I don't think this is due the top bushing being dry, otherwise why the oil up top?
If you haven't grooved the shaft it must be a seal failure. There is no way the upper bushing is getting oil with the current seal placement. Could it have seeped up during disassembly?

What is the miles differential between the first and second inspection? Can you give us pics of the new wear?
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post #776 of 5452 Old 03-11-2011, 05:17 PM
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I have to say, I did not see a seal internal at the base of the upper bushing. While I was not specifically looking for it, cleaning out with q-tips and insp with a led, nothing was obvious. Being unemp and bored along with fixating on this, hearing noises on coasting to stops I need to stay on top of it.
Maybe 700-900 miles between inspections tops.
I did take pix this time, just haven't loaded yet.

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post #777 of 5452 Old 03-12-2011, 06:50 AM
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Not directly related to the OPDA, but I was thinking about trying one of these filter magnets. There have been other threads on this product. If the OPDA and cam gear are wearing, perhaps this could serve as added protection in trapping some of the metal particles that are too small for the oil filter to catch.

No need to spend that much on a magnet! For years i've been using magnets that I retreived from magnatron tubes, in disguarded microwaves.
You can get 2 very strong magnets from each one. I simply RTV one on the end of the oil filter, cut off on the next oil change, and reuse.

I would post pic's, but my camera is down.

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post #778 of 5452 Old 03-12-2011, 07:33 AM
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I have good news and bad news. I received an update from my contact at Chrysler this week. According to them the OPDA supplier is going to be shipping at least ~300 units to dealers this month. These units are for vehicles that are sitting on dealer lots and for customers that have placed an order. They said there is a potential that the supplier could ship up to 5,000 units by the end of the month.

The units will carry the same part number as before and my contact says no changes have been made.

According to my contact the increase in price is likely due to a new supplier/contract (I know LDI is still in business but they may have gone elsewhere for the order).

I highly recommend anyone who purchases the unit take Chrysler to small claims court due to the increase in cost. Additionally, if your vehicle has sustained additional damage or you have been left without a vehicle while the unit was back ordered you should seek additional damages. It is a simple process to file a claim and unlikely that they will show.
Isn't that just great of Chrysler and it's supplier to produce the same defective part.

And to think my wife wants a WK2.


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post #779 of 5452 Old 03-12-2011, 10:44 AM
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i need to do the oil change today, what oil should i use? i remember reading something about diesel engine oil, but not sure if thats right.
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i need to do the oil change today, what oil should i use? i remember reading something about diesel engine oil, but not sure if thats right.
Everything is covered in the first page. M1 turbo diesel truck 5w40. There is valvoline vr1 too.
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