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Old January 28th, 2006, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default So you want to run Mobil 1 in your XJ?

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The MI-301 filter is about 2-2.5 times the volume of the MI-204 that the book calls for on 4.0 XJ's.




Those of you with I6's in other models should check for clearance around the housing to see if you can fit the MI-301 filter. It shoud allow for an extra half quart of oil or so. I believe I started out with about 6.25 quarts and am carrying the 7th quart to add a little the next time I stop for gas.

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Old January 30th, 2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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that is also the same stock filter the 2.5L uses (I just checked on the mobile 1 website) sO I will be trying that on my next oil change soon and post an update.

Id heard of this before but lost the pn, thanks P-money
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I just put one of these in my XJ, plenty of clearance for the longer filter on my 4.0.

It was the same diameter, but about 1.5-2" longer than stock(about 6" long total).

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Any vehicle that calls for the Fram PH16 or Mobil 1 M-204 can use this filter as well depending on clearance. That includes the 2.5L, Magnum 3.9L V6, Magnum 5.2L and Magnum 5.9L engines.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 06:17 PM   #5
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Mobil 1 M-204 can use this filter as well

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In your own post yes but you'd be amazed at how many people don't put 2 and 2 together on this one. They figure it's only for the 4.0L

That thought stems mainly from working at Murrays and dealing with people who dont understand that a Fram PH16 and a Fram TG16 are both for the same vehicle
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Old October 21st, 2006, 07:55 PM   #7
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i run the TH8A filter on my 4.0L same threads as TG16

i like more filter surface,

also on my 2.5L dodge, it calls for a ph16 but i run a PH8A

and lastly on my 3.3L dodge intrepid calls for a ph16 but run a PH8A
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Old October 24th, 2006, 07:28 AM   #8
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I've always used what the book says, until I got my yj, it uses a differant filter than what the book calls for??????????????????????

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Old October 24th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #9
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Just make sure you have enough clearance around the starter, Mine is CLOSE!
Been running the larger filter for a while now!
The more oil I can put in there the better.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 12:27 PM   #11
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I run Mobil 1 in my TJ, But not their filters.
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Old October 24th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #12
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I run Mobil 1 in my TJ, But not their filters.

What filter do you use, then? Seems odd to spend the money on an oil that will last longer and then not filter it to a finer degree. Wouldn't that basically be keeping dirt in your motor longer?
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I still change my oil at 3-4k intervals.
From what I've read, Purolator Premium Plus offers the most surface area for filtation. I thought I recalled something about the Mobil 1 filter reducing flow due to finer media. I found a link I had to a synthetic oil comparison, bit can't find the one about filters.


edit: found this one http://minimopar.knizefamily.net/oilfilters.html

Mobil 1
This filter is made by Champion Labs and uses a synthetic fiber element that can filter out very small particles. It is rated by the manufacturer at just under the Purolator Pure One as far as filtering capability, but is still very much above conventional paper filters. It also has a very strong construction to withstand high pressure spikes during start-up. Given the choice between the Purolator Pure One and the Mobil 1 filters, I would choose the Mobil 1 because of the restriction concerns of the Pure One. However, as with all Mobil 1 products, expect to pay 2 - 3 times as much for this filter. I have seen this filter sold at AutoZone and K-mart and used them a few times, but I feel they are not worth the money.

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www.bobistheoilguy.com

I run full syn (mobil 1, Penz Plat) and I refuse to pay for the mobil1 filters. I run the Napa Gold (made by WIX) or a Purolator Pure One. Both in the lager size. Ive cut open the mobil 1 and it isnt anything special. Sure its a great filter, but its not that much better than the WIx or purolater to warrent the $$ difference, at least in my book.
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I run full syn (mobil 1, Penz Plat) and I refuse to pay for the mobil1 filters. I run the Napa Gold (made by WIX) or a Purolator Pure One. Both in the lager size. Ive cut open the mobil 1 and it isnt anything special. Sure its a great filter, but its not that much better than the WIx or purolater to warrent the $$ difference, at least in my book.

I usually see the MI-301 for $10-$11. How much are the others?
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Costco sells Mobil 1 by the 6 pack. If I install a larger filter, I would need to go to the auto parts store to buy an extra quart of oil to top it off. I highly doubt adding 1/2 quart of oil will provide any noticable advantage to your vehicle.

I think you guys are wasting your time. Use the stock filter, 6 qts of oil, and fugghettaboutit.
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Costco sells Mobil 1 by the 6 pack. If I install a larger filter, I would need to go to the auto parts store to buy an extra quart of oil to top it off. I highly doubt adding 1/2 quart of oil will provide any noticable advantage to your vehicle.

I think you guys are wasting your time. Use the stock filter, 6 qts of oil, and fugghettaboutit.
They sell 6-packs of Mobil 1 filters?


You think we are wasting our time only because you don't plan on your vehicles getting that old before you destroy them. :tonka:
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They sell 6-packs of Mobil 1 filters?


You think we are wasting our time only because you don't plan on your vehicles getting that old before you destroy them. :tonka:
No. They sell Mobil 1 oil in 6 quart packages...and if I used a larger filter I would need more than 6 quarts at each oil change.

Regardless of how long I keep my vehicles, you are still wasting your time.

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Regardless of how long I keep my vehicles, you are still wasting your time.
Okay, you just let us know what kind of compression & oil pressure you have when your TJ gets to 150k. Then we'll see what you believe.
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Okay, you just let us know what kind of compression & oil pressure you have when your TJ gets to 150k. Then we'll see what you believe.
Why are you asking me to check the compression at 115K? You can check it yourself, since it will probably be sitting in your pole barn.
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