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The Pentastar Loves to Wring its Filters Out!

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I hear ya... I'm not saying they can't / don't / won't twist...... Just have not seen that, in regard to my JL, yet... yet... :LOL:
Yep, none of them were deformed to a point where they were compromised. All pleats were in good shape and would have had plenty of room for oil flow. I tore apart a Fram Ultra and the pleats were the strongest I´ve encountered. I expect the M1 pleats to be the same. It is still laying in a tray on my bench, waiting to be torn apart. I´ll get around to it soon and will report back on the results. I didn´t tear the Mopar apart, but it looked very well constructed, too, and again, showed no sign of compromise.



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The Pentastar engineer said the twisting is 100% normal and not a concern. I'd almost think there is a problem if there is no twist at all. Are you tightening your cap to spec? Maybe yours is just perfect and everything fits just right?

I know the used oily analyses I've had done show good filtration. So I'm taking his advice and have decided not to worry about it. Just a Pentastar quirk.
I wasn't implying you should worry but doesn't sound like they all come out twisted. I'd be curious and prolly buy another cap just to see what happens. Surely that wasn't a design feature...
 
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I wasn't implying you should worry but doesn't sound like they all come out twisted. I'd be curious and prolly buy another cap just to see what happens. Surely that wasn't a design feature...
Nope, never took it that way. Just stating the fact I´m not worried about it. Sorry if I made you think that. I was just sharing my own thoughts out loud.
 

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Changed the oil and filter on my 3.6 JL today. Last oil and filter change was 6,238.

Pulled the Mobil 1 M1C-456A Extended Performance Cartridge Oil Filter that was in place..
(you know the filter some of us here, got on sale for less then $4.00. I bought 10)

Anyway, the pulled Mobil 1, oil filter had no twists at all. I've yet to have a twisted filter like some JL owner's are reporting.


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Cost me very little to do the oil change today > $3.98 for the Mobil 1 Oil Filter and then a 5 qt. container of Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Oil at a cost of $12.00 after rebate. 15 min. labor.
Total cost of oil change = $ 15.98. :clap:
 
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@DanW

Changed the oil and filter on my 3.6 JL today. Last oil and filter change was 6,238.

Pulled the Mobil 1 M1C-455A Extended Performance Cartridge Oil Filter that was in place..
(you know the filter some of us here, got on sale for less then $4.00. I bought 10)

Anyway, the pulled Mobil 1, oil filter had no twists at all. I've yet to have a twisted filter like some JL owner's are reporting.


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Cost me very little to do the oil change today > $3.98 for the Mobil 1 Oil Filter and then a 5 qt. container of Pennzoil Platinum Full Synthetic Oil at a cost of $12.00 after rebate. 15 min. labor.
Total cost of oil change = $ 15.98. :clap:
M1C-456A?
 

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Typoed earlier and corrected post ....

YES, Mobil 1 M1C-456A Extended Performance Cartridge Oil Filter , not Mobil 1 M1C-455A
No worries, I have not used M1 filters before and thought there may be different models like the FRAM series and wanted to check.

BTW - was there any reason the Walmart clearanced these filters? I saw them on the shelves again at $10.xx each.
 

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No worries, I have not used M1 filters before and thought there may be different models like the FRAM series and wanted to check.

BTW - was there any reason the Walmart clearanced these filters? I saw them on the shelves again at $10.xx each.
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Not sure why they were discounted. In Walmart's all across the USA they were discounted.... found on the discount item shelf in automotive dept...
 

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