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Unread 10-20-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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2014 3.6 oil change problem

Ok last night I went to do the first oil change on my 14 JKU and was given the wrong NAPA oil filter at the store. Long story short I tried the wrong filter and went back to the original due to the oil pressure light staying on with the wrong filter. My problem now is that the spring inside my cartridge cap has broken loose from the cap so I installed it the best I could but I'm not 100% that it is in correctly due to the fact that it was hard to hold while installing the cap. Has anyone had this problem? By the way the wrong filter was for a 2013 not 2014 3.6.

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Unread 10-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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If there is ANY question, I would have the oil changed again and the proper filter installed....just cheap insurance against potential engine failure IMO.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #3
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I am going to pick up a mopar filter tomorrow and a new cap if I can't fix the spring. I wasn't sure if anyone here had tried to use a 13 filter because it is different and won't work. Just trying to spread the word so no one goes through the same trouble I did.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 02:28 PM   #4
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So you are saying 2013-14 have a cartridge oil filter and not a traditional screw on filter?
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Unread 10-20-2013, 02:47 PM   #5
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The 3.6 has a cartridge filter, up on top. So this came to the Wrangler in '12. The 2014 3.6 (across different models) has a different cap design and filter cartridge, according to Allpar. Part numbers in the link.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #6
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Yes they are cartridge filters but the 13 and 14 filters are different and will not work with the other year. Just giving a heads up for people so they don't go through the same trouble I did.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #7
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wow, thanks for the advice. luckily my parts guy hasn't given me a 14 filter yet.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 07:07 AM   #8
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Just an FYI - current MOPAR numbers:

A NEW OIL FILTER IS RELEASED FOR 2014 MODELS THAT INCLUDE A 3.6L / 3.2L OR 3.0L (PENTASTAR FAMILY ENGINE)
The oil filter that was used in the 2013 Pentastar engines WILL NOT work with the 2014 engine.

Using a 2013 filter on 2014 model engines will create an oil leak situation.

2014 - 68191349AA - Filter Kit = Filter and Cap O-ring

Not backward compatible

2013 is 68079744AB - Filter Kit = Filter and Cap O-ring

Not forward compatible

The below 2014 engines will also use the 2014 filter 68191349AA - Filter Kit = Filter and Cap O-ring

2014 – 3.6L, DS DX JC JF JK JS J3 LC LD LX RM RT VF WD WK W6

2014 – 3.2L, KL K2

2014 – 3.0L, JK LX WK (BUX)
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Unread 10-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #9
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Great info JeepCares.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 06:05 AM   #10
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Wow, i have an idea lets change what oil filter you need every single model year.

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Unread 10-22-2013, 06:50 AM   #11
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Itís not that big of deal. What is that big of deal is that changing the oil filter on the newer Pentastar engines is so easy, dripless and pain free that its actually fun, well kinda anyway.

Now, take your type of oil filter for instance; itís none of the above and makes nothing but a mess among other things.

This time progress wins hands down.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 12:45 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by bogleparsons View Post
Wow, i have an idea lets change what oil filter you need every single model year.

Go Jeep!
Even better idea - DONT EVER change anything - that way we all drive cars with oil bath air filters, 1 barrel carburetors, downdraft tubes for smog, hand crank starters, poured 100% lead bearings, no catalytic converters, leaded fuel killing and retarding our children, and non pressurized cooling system.

Haven't you ever heard of technology advances? Are you still posting from a Commodore 64 with 1200 baud modem? Are designers expected to save up technology and roll it all out in one year? Which year? every other odd year?

geez....
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Unread 10-22-2013, 10:57 PM   #13
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I think his point is, it's a jeep, its a wrangler, its a 3.6 v6, but it takes different filters for different years.... I agree, very odd, and maybe an indication this was an issue with the motor.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:04 AM   #14
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The change was not only to Wranglers, it's a change for the 3.6L engine across models. And this isn't unusual, either. Ford changed the oil filters on their old 3.0L, small-block Chevies used to have cartridge filters instead of spin-ons, etc.
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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:30 AM   #15
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Any idea if this new filter assembly reduces oil starvation at start up?
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