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.

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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