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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation 2008 5.7 Hemi Oil Filter Thread Change Warning

I changed my oil for the first time today. Picked up a Mopar oil filter @ Walmart with my mobil1 oil. I looked up the part number in the book that they had and made sure (double checked that the number was correct).

I drained the oil, and removed the factory installed filter. I grabbed my new filter and spent 5 minutes trying to thread the thing on. The reason I kept trying is the weird angle that the filter engages the orifice.

Finally I looked at the threaded orifice size and compared with the oe filter from the factory. Totally different! The one I purchased from walmart was too small.

I drove to autozone (9:00pm, thank god they are open till 10:00pm) and spent 20 minutes cross referencing every filter with every 5.7l Chrysler vehicle. All of them (even though the computer spits out the part number for those filters for a 2008 Commander) were the incorrect size.

Long story short, someone forgot to send out the memo that the 2008 5.7l hemi uses a different thread size. These stores and companies that make the filters assumed that there were no changes between the 2007 5.7 and 2008 5.7.

Now I have my Jeep up on ramps until tomorrow morning, when I can get to a Jeep stealer and get the correct oil filter. I will never buy a filter from another place, but a Jeep stealership from now on.


I found a website that explains the problem:

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*Note: 2008 models of the 4.7, 5.7 and 6.1L engines use oil filters with a new thread size (22mm). The previous oil filter (p/n 5281090, thread size 3/4-inch - 16 UNF) will not fit on these 2008 engines.
Here is a link to the page. It shows the oil capacities and oil filter info for all engine sizes:

http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_oil_change.htm


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I went to the stealer this morning and got the correct filter. They were baffled that Jeep changed the thread size and are expecting a lot of people to have the same issue I had.

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Wow. Thanks for the heads up. I'm probably going to be changing mine within the month. So you just saved me a few steps.


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Wow. Thanks for the heads up. I'm probably going to be changing mine within the month. So you just saved me a few steps.
No problem, it was a major pain in the ass. I will be happy if I can save at least 1 person from having to deal with it.

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thats why a pay 60.00 for someone to do that for me.

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I'm just curious how fast this news is going to spread, and how quickly all the auto parts stores will update their computers. ??


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which is the correct part number for the filter?

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All thing considered I guess the lifetime oil change was a wise choice as long as you can afford to wait a hour

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which is the correct part number for the filter?
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