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Old 04-09-2012, 05:03 PM
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I don't suppose you had a chance to see if the filter was actually loose or not. Last time I had my oil changed at the dealer I had to tighten the drain plug from the oil pan to stop it from dripping!

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I change my own oil and found the same issue with a mopar filter last change, it was on correctly so??? I replaced it with a NAPA Gold.
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I doubt it was a faulty filter. Remember who is doing the oil changes at the dealerships. Mostly kids out of high school or low man on totem pole and I'm sure their hand tight is a lot different than most of us on this forum. I very rarely have oil changes done anywhere but my driveway, but on the couple of rare occasions where I have had to take it to dealership something was always loose. Either filter itself or drain plug.
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The oil change area is the express oil change area and all customers can watch the entire process. The tech is an older gentleman (lower 50's).
I will continue to monitor the oil change for any further leaks (just had it changed last week).
Yes, I do all my oil changes on all my cars. Still doing it on my 2005 Magnum.
The RAM has a 3 yr free scheduled services which is why I am having the dealer do them.
My Magnum had the same 3 yr scheduled service and had absolutely no issues.

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I've seen filters leak from over tightening twice now. I work at a Firestone and the one guy we had working there always put his filters back on with the same tool he used to remove it. Twice he has had a nice steady flow of oil through the parking lot. For some reason I am always the guy who fixes screw ups. Upon checking it out the filters were on super tight and I all but had to crush it to remove it. Coincidentally the one was actually on a 3rd gen Hemi, the other on an F150. The only theory I can offer on this is the gasket gets so squished it pushes out slightly or something.
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Mopar service filter is produced by Purolator, a double gasket would blow out immediately. Filter was probably not tightened enough during installation.
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It's also common for people to overlook cleaning the mounting surface where the filter goes. Applying a some clean oil to the gasket prior to installing the filter helps too. I see a lot of rookie mistakes at the dealership where I work. Just because the guy at the quick-lube is in his 50's doesn't mean he gives a damn.....
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Double gasket would be my first guess also

My '09 doesn't drip a drop, but i use a quality oil filter, WIX
Who makes the MOPAR filter is a toss up, might even be a Fram for all anyone knows
we do know that the oil at the dealership is a Shell oil product, PENNZOIL
All the ones Ive looked at appear to be built by Purolator and have a similar thread end bypass as the FL820S Motorcraft (That also fits our trucks). However they are not the same and dont even share many parts. The base plate for instance is a completely different design.

The oil in both bulk (assuming the dealer participates in the Mopar Oil Purchase Program) and bottle form is "Shell's Premium Conventional" aka Pennzoil Yellow Bottle.
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Kinda sounds like it has double gasket, or maybe it's loose, hopefully it's not cross threaded..

I use K&N filters, never had a problem, this of course is on a 5.9 Mag..
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+1 for another Ram owner using a Motorcraft FL-820s oil filter on his truck. Same filter as used on my wife's 2006 Ford Escape, so buying oil filters is easy to remember what to buy.

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