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Hemi Oil Filter, 2 part question

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by Davidloveshishemi, Jan 11, 2020.

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  1. Davidloveshishemi

    Davidloveshishemi Senior Member

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    I will be switching to doing my own oil changes, does anyone use factory oil filters or does everyone use something else? I will be using Pennzoil Ultra performance Oil on the Hemi but I have always used Mobil 1 products on fleet vehicles. Never had an issue so I was thinking about using Mobil 1 filters? Also, I have seen people say hand tight on the oil filters, but there again I have always used a tool to loosen and tighten them. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Davidloveshishemi

    Davidloveshishemi Senior Member

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    Thanks again!
     
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    Years ago the OEM filters were as good or better than most filters. Sad to say except for the SRT filter, that is no longer the case. And definitely not with a long oil change interval.

    I am currently using NAPA Platinum filter and it seems to be a pretty good filter - better yet was I got them on sale for under $5 a filter.
     
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    I use penzoil ultra for my oil. I use wix synthetic or royal purple filters. They have a better filtration count and are made with a synthetic media which is designed to last longer
    Edit: through amazon I can buy a 5qt of penzoil ultra for 21$
     
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    I noticed that, even at Wal-Mart 5 quarts is $22.00.
     
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    Davidloveshishemi Senior Member

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    Tool? Hand tight?
     
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    I use WixXP and tighten the filter hand tight and then about 3/4 turn with the filter wrench. Never had any problems. Make sure the filter and your hand arent oily when you tighten them by hand or that will significantly decrease the effect of the tool. Get it hand tight and 3/4 turn with the filter wrench. You should be good 2 go!

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    Pull Ya U.S. MARINE VETERAN Staff Member Super Moderator Supporting Member Military

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    Royal Purple filters hand tight--never had a problem.
    Jay
     
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    you guys useing the 10-48 Royal Purple filters? i have used nothing but the srt filter since new.
     
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    I started using Mobile 1 over 15 years ago with no issues in my cars, truck, and lawn equipment. Plus I do all my own oil changes and maintenance.
    With my Ram I also use Mobile 1 oil and use Mopar or Wix xp oil filters with AC Delco as an alternative. Have always hand tightened oil filters plus 3/4 turn with filter wrench
     
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