Jeep Wrangler 392 Oil Filter

You can definitely buy higher end oil filters, but the one currently on my 392 is the links I listed, so yeah a general run of the mill one lol, just like most of the parts on this car are simple just like a normal jeep wrangler, just beastly engine and off reading features out of the factory!
 
You can definitely buy higher end oil filters, but the one currently on my 392 is the links I listed, so yeah a general run of the mill one lol, just like most of the parts on this car are simple just like a normal jeep wrangler, just beastly engine and off reading features out of the factory!
Okay, I just picked up my 392 and found that the filter on it is smaller than previous vehicles I've owned with 392s which use the one that is the subject of this string. I need to do more research on how the change to the smaller filter came about and if it is unique to this vehicle.
 
Okay, I just picked up my 392 and found that the filter on it is smaller than previous vehicles I've owned with 392s which use the one that is the subject of this string. I need to do more research on how the change to the smaller filter came about and if it is unique to this vehicle.
I've been curious about this engine taking high capacity oil filters. For example, I use the Mobil 1 M1-301 filter on my 2003 Jeep Rubicon, which is almost twice as big as the original for this year and model. It fits and seals great! More capacity equals more filtering media.
 
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I've been curious about this engine taking high capacity oil filters. For example, I use the Mobil 1 M1-301 filter on my 2003 Jeep Rubicon, which is almost twice as big as the original for this year and model. It fits and seals great! More capacity equals more filtering media.
Agree, bigger is better but the filers bypass valve spring is also important. Sould the bypass valve allow oil to flow back directly into the engine oil system bypassing the filter medium at a low pressure then what good is the filter.
Oil filter manufactures don't disclose (openly) the pressures that their filter's bypass valves open at so it is hard to tell how effective their filters actually are. Should the filter bypass valve open at a lower pressure than the oil is not passing through the filter media as much as it could or should.
 
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Agree, bigger is better but the filers bypass valve spring is also important. Sould the bypass valve allow oil to flow back directly into the engine oil system bypassing the filter medium at a lower pressure then what good is the filer.
Oil filter manufactures don't disclose (openly) the pressures that their filter's bypass valves open at so it is hard to tell how effective their filters actually are. Should the filter bypass valve open at a lower pressure than the oil is not passing through the filter media as much as it could or should.
That's a great point!
 
I used Mopar Oil Filter 5038041AA with my 392. It is larger than the regular black filter that came with the jeep.
As the first 3 oil changes is free with the Wave Program, the dealership charged $4 more to use this filter vs the same black filter the Jeep originally came with. I did have to bring it to their attention though, that I wanted the SRT filter. Their parts guy validated that this filter would work.
You can buy it from Amazon.

Just to be clear, it is recommended to use the Pennzoil 0W-40; however, it is the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40 that is to be used. :)

Once I've used up my remaining free oil changes I'll be changing the oil myself (using these items) when I'm allowed to have my man cave time ;)
 
I used Mopar Oil Filter 5038041AA with my 392. It is larger than the regular black filter that came with the jeep.
As the first 3 oil changes is free with the Wave Program, the dealership charged $4 more to use this filter vs the same black filter the Jeep originally came with. I did have to bring it to their attention though, that I wanted the SRT filter. Their parts guy validated that this filter would work.
You can buy it from Amazon.

Just to be clear, it is recommended to use the Pennzoil 0W-40; however, it is the Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0W-40 that is to be used. :)

Once I've used up my remaining free oil changes I'll be changing the oil myself (using these items) when I'm allowed to have my man cave time ;)
The question is... what about clearance with the nearby suspension parts. I suspect that Jeep employed a smaller filter and an adapter to angle the filter away from nearby suspension parts. How vulnerable will a larger filter be to damage from those same suspension items?🤔
 
The question is... what about clearance with the nearby suspension parts. I suspect that Jeep employed a smaller filter and an adapter to angle the filter away from nearby suspension parts. How vulnerable will a larger filter be to damage from those same suspension items?🤔
I've had my larger filter on for a month now with around 800 miles on it. I've had no issues with clearance [or leaks]. I do not know if there's an angle adapter that came stock with the vehicle, if it was there it had no negative impact with regards to the larger oil filter. I watched the dealership install my filter (and perform their inspection- I was under the lifted vehicle with them) and at no time was there a concern about an angle adapter nor improper filter fitment. The old [smaller] filter came off, the new [larger] filter went on.
 
I’m a fan of Mobil 1.
I run their 0-40, no issues and the dealer here doesn’t care.
I used the recommended size on my last SRT. Looking to do a larger filter. Current Specs: 3.08 in Tall, 13/16-16 in Thread

 
This isn't an attempt to hijack but my 392 is on the way and I‘m just curious- How many quarts of oil does this engine take? Anyone notice if it burns oil when new?
 
600 miles and no drop in oil level so far.
 
This isn't an attempt to hijack but my 392 is on the way and I‘m just curious- How many quarts of oil does this engine take? Anyone notice if it burns oil when new?
2,500 miles and no oil drop.
 
This isn't an attempt to hijack but my 392 is on the way and I‘m just curious- How many quarts of oil does this engine take? Anyone notice if it burns oil when new?
I haven't noticed any oil burning...
 

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Went to my local Jeep dealer today, the white SRT filter is back ordered until October. I was told not due to supply chain issue, but they are redesigning the SRT filter. The black 899 filter is what they use on 392 and hellcat currently. It’s the same diameter but a bit shorter than the SRT one. The motor oil in picture is also cheaper than Amazon. But the parts guy highly suggested not doing by myself even though it’s super easy. Their tech would take care of the oil change using these parts.

The stock oil filter from my 392 I just checked is smaller diameter.
 

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