Oil filter shelf life?

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I just a bought an oil filter for my new Charger at a dealership. It has the year 2015 on it. Is that no big deal ? It looks good. Brand new.

Would you guys use it?


I like to change the oil on brand new engines by 1k miles. To get the break in contaminates out. For peace of mind.

After that every 6k miles. It takes 7 quarts of Pennzoil Ultra Platinum OW-40 Full Synthetic
 

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If it’s a new car they give you a free oil change
 

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If it’s a new car they give you a free oil change
You’re right. I have to check on that.

Would you use that oil filter? I’m very fussy about shit like that.


The Chevy dealer I bought my Camaro from over a year ago gave me 2 free oil changes. In Bridgeview. Right up the street from Polekatz. Lol.

Actually I can Take the Camaro to any Chevy dealer for the 2 free oil changes.
 

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It's obviously bothering you, toss it.


Anything bothering me gets deleted, why install and procrastinate
 

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It's obviously bothering you, toss it.


Anything bothering me gets deleted, why install and procrastinate
That’s true. Just wondering if you guys that change your own oil would use it or not.

I kept the receipt. I’ll take it back.

And I can order online too. Amazon sells them.
 

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I would use it. It's fine. Its not uncommon for a filter to sit for a long time. That one was probably pushed towards the back of the shelf for who knows how long. The materials won't degrade in that short of a time.
 

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If it has no rust on it I’d run it, I’ve had them start getting small rust spots from sitting around
 

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Yea, no issues here either. I usually buy filters for all vehicles in my fleet in "bulk" since they've common and usually dirt cheap or I just find a great price on them. So going through them, they all won't be used for awhile.
 

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Marko, wether you use this one or not. Always Use the original Mopar oil filter on the hemis. It has some doo hickey in it that maintains oil pressure or some shit that the hemi requires. Older hemis would get the hemi tick at start up if you don’t use OE oil filter. You can do a search on it. I personally only use original oil filters on my cars.
 

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Marko, wether you use this one or not. Always Use the original Mopar oil filter on the hemis. It has some doo hickey in it that maintains oil pressure or some shit that the hemi requires. Older hemis would get the hemi tick at start up if you don’t use OE oil filter. You can do a search on it. I personally only use original oil filters on my cars.
Thanks man

Yep. I’ll definitely use the Mopar filter.

I think Ford has the same valve doo hickey in their motorcraft oil filters. I always used those on my 03 Cobra.

This is the same one used on 2019 cars.
 

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Sounds like a simple check valve/anti-drain back valve.
 

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