Cartridge oil filters are everywhere! Their use in modern vehicles was once strictly European– commonly found in BMW, VW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz cars. Fast-forward to 2022 and you’ll find them used in several United States domestic and Japanese domestic makes and models as well. While there are still holdouts, many automakers have transitioned to cartridge…

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A couple of weeks ago we were alerted to a probe that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened to investigate reports of 2018-2020 RAM 6.7L diesel trucks stalling without warning, while operating at speeds of 25mph+. This probe has been ongoing since 2019 with full cooperation from Stellantis – formerly known as…

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The Chrysler Pentastar V6 oil filter housing and cooler assembly for 3.2L and 3.6L engines can become warped, brittle and crack over time with constant exposure to engine bay heat. This serious flaw in the design of the Pentastar oil filter housing and cooler assembly often result in severe oil and coolant leaks and can have catastrophic consequences.

Every breath you take in the car this summer without the protection of a clean, high-quality cabin air filter, puts your respiratory health in jeopardy. It’s been a strange Summer, weather-wise, here in the northeastern US. Everything began beautifully in June with comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine, but quickly devolved into an uncharacteristically cool and rainy July. The rain has finally given way to some sunshine and the heat we’re accustomed to, and many would love to be outside enjoying what’s left of the summer. Unfortunately, there’s a big problem in the air and on the horizon – literally.

26350-2J000 and 26350-2S000 are two of Hyundai’s latest cartridge oil filters. While they’re not quite as strange as the 26350-2M000 (ECOGARD S11830) which we recently introduced here, these oil filters for 2020-2022 Hyundai 2.0L and 2.5L engines are worthy of discussion for a few reasons. First Use of Cartridge Oil Filters for These Hyundai and…

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The all-new ECOGARD S11880 synthetic cartridge oil filter is a direct replacement for the unique new Mopar 68507598AA oil filter, which we introduced with an in-depth overview last month. This new filter is used to service the 3rd generation 3.0L EcoDiesel engines found in the 2020-2021 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator and 2019+ Ram 1500. In the introduction last month, we highlighted the filter’s strange composition and unusual components, such as a new filter cap with every oil change and pre-installed O-rings.