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Unread 03-04-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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JK_3.6 oil filter change.

I was always curious where and how the oil filter change would go for the new 2012 engines, so since I just did my first change I thought Iíd share just for fun. I read on other posts about how easy it was and man is it. You can actually change the filter without spilling a drop.

First remove the engine cover. It just lifts off with little effort.


Now the filter is exposed.


A 15/16-inch socket is needed to unscrew the filter canister.


Hereís what it looks like with the filter removed.


This is how it comes out, no dripping oil at all.


Just pull the old filter out from the cap and snap in the new one. You will also need to replace the o-ring, which comes with the new filter.


Hereís a comparison pic of the 3.8 and 3.6 oil filters.


My oil of choice.



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Unread 03-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Nice - like my old 5 series BMW however I don't need to change the oil as I recieved lifetime oilchanges
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Unread 03-04-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Great write-up! How many miles did you have on her?
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Unread 03-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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Thanks and I had 3955 on it.
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Unread 03-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #5
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Well, I don't have a 2012, but it's good to see how it's been improved, and how it's done.

Nice photo work, too!
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Unread 03-05-2012, 12:01 AM   #6
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Nice job John, added to the F.A.Q.

I see that the battery has been turned for the 3.6, is there room for a dual battery set-up?

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Unread 03-05-2012, 12:44 AM   #7
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Thanks Jim. That battery has the terminals on the opposite side as the previous JKís which along with the wiring screws things up a bit. Iíll tell about the problem I ran into later. I havenít looked into a dual set-up yet so I really donít know but if not Iím sure it wonít be long till one is available.
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Ahhhh the German influence! Ever change the oil on a mini cooper, Benz, or Bimmer?? Same filter canister.
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How nice! Almost makes me want to trade in my 2010 Sahara on a 2012 to simplify oil changes... :^)
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A side benefit of the cartridge style filter is you can easily inspect the filter pleats to see if there's anything passing through the oiling system. The Boxster guys often find pieces of cam chain tensioner in the filter and it gives them a warning sign that they need to do some work on the motor.
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A side benefit of the cartridge style filter is you can easily inspect the filter pleats to see if there's anything passing through the oiling system...
Good point, I wish I didnít throw it away already so I could of taken a look. Iíll be doing just that for now on though.
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Just curious do the 3.6 call for 5w30 instead of 5w20?
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Unread 03-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #13
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Yes they do, thereís a pic of the oil I use showing that above.
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I was just looking at where the filter was today. Thanks for helping me with the info. you posted.
Side question......I usually use K&N filters and Royal Purple oil. I believe I still can use the oil, what about the filter part. Do I have to use something different now?
I only have 1200 miles. Would that be too early to change already?
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Wow! That's awesome :O
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