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.

At first glance, the all-new Mopar 68507598AA cartridge oil filter looks like most other cartridge oil filters used in passenger or light-duty vehicles. There’s a filter element, a couple of O-rings and a normal looking plastic oil filter housing cap. That’s pretty much where the similarities with other cartridge filters end. So, what’s different? …and…

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The traditional best practice for fuel filter replacement called for 30,000 mile change intervals.  It didn’t matter so much if someone was driving a gas or diesel fueled vehicle – the fuel filter had to be watched either way. As automotive technology has evolved and fuel has become cleaner, change intervals have been extended dramatically…

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