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Old 07-17-2013, 09:31 PM
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Did my first oil change on my 2013 HEMI today. I already knew going into it that the Chrysler guys placed it in a position that would give us all a headache to change the oil ourselves. I did the old milk jug trick so no mess however, I need to move it. So do any of you know of anyone that makes an oil filter relocation kit? I found some for the HEMI but only up to 2010 model year. Even if it is from some shade tree mechanic that you trust making them out of their garage I think it would be worth it for me and my back. And neck, knuckles, elbows, arms, head and everywhere else I received a bruise on today. The fellow below never had a chance. He was not NASCAR approved, refused to turn left.
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:23 PM
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Did my first oil change on my 2013 HEMI today. I already knew going into it that the Chrysler guys placed it in a position that would give us all a headache to change the oil ourselves. I did the old milk jug trick so no mess however, I need to move it. So do any of you know of anyone that makes an oil filter relocation kit? I found some for the HEMI but only up to 2010 model year. Even if it is from some shade tree mechanic that you trust making them out of their garage I think it would be worth it for me and my back. And neck, knuckles, elbows, arms, head and everywhere else I received a bruise on today. The fellow below never had a chance. He was not NASCAR approved, refused to turn left.
Although I haven't changed my oil yet to find out for myself what most talk about on here, I too was wondering if there was one available for these Rams?

Definitely interested if one is available or someone decides to fab some up.
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There are oil coolers using a filter relocation set up. Pretty cheap for the whole system about $150.
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There are oil coolers using a filter relocation set up. Pretty cheap for the whole system about $150.
I'll try to find it later for you on etrailer. However it will require a cooler installation as noted above. I installed the Collier and used a sand which valve so my filter is still in the stock location.
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Did my first oil change on my 2013 HEMI today. I already knew going into it that the Chrysler guys placed it in a position that would give us all a headache to change the oil ourselves. I did the old milk jug trick so no mess however, I need to move it. So do any of you know of anyone that makes an oil filter relocation kit? I found some for the HEMI but only up to 2010 model year. Even if it is from some shade tree mechanic that you trust making them out of their garage I think it would be worth it for me and my back. And neck, knuckles, elbows, arms, head and everywhere else I received a bruise on today. The fellow below never had a chance. He was not NASCAR approved, refused to turn left.

WOW they put that on with 250 ft/lbs of torque now really not looking forward to my oil change poor knuckles I hate wearing gloves when working on cars even plastic ones just to stay clean.
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I'll try to find it later for you on etrailer. However it will require a cooler installation as noted above. I installed the Collier and used a sand which valve so my filter is still in the stock location.

Derale Plate-Fin Engine Oil Cooler Kit # D15451. I bought the one that has a built in thermostat as I wanted it to keep the oil cooler when towing my TT. I assume you could install the kit I referenced and not have to install the cooler part and only run hoses to where you locate the filter
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Derale Plate-Fin Engine Oil Cooler Kit # D15451. I bought the one that has a built in thermostat as I wanted it to keep the oil cooler when towing my TT. I assume you could install the kit I referenced and not have to install the cooler part and only run hoses to where you locate the filter
Thanks ODM, but since my truck already has the factory oil cooler already installed, I don't really need all that extra stuff.
But if that is the only one currently available, then I suppose you could modify or eliminate some of it to make it work?
http://www.etrailer.com/Engine-Oil-C...le/D15451.html

Just did a quick Google search and it looks like more than one kit exists.
Definitely going to look into one, especially the one posted on Dodetalk.com near the top of this link. TTI I think it is called?
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Thanks ODM, but since my truck already has the factory oil cooler already installed, I don't really need all that extra stuff.
But if that is the only one currently available, then I suppose you could modify or eliminate some of it to make it work?
http://www.etrailer.com/Engine-Oil-C...le/D15451.html

Just did a quick Google search and it looks like more than one kit exists.
Definitely going to look into one, especially the one posted on Dodetalk.com near the top of this link. TTI I think it is called?
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I have the 2012 outdoorsman QC 4x4, I know stuff may have changed but the outdoorsman package was more of the stock heavy towing package. Came with the 3.92 axle e range tires all the heavy duty cooling. I have the engine oil cooler stock and also the one I installed. I tow a 7420 lb camper and was running 220-230 engine oil temp. I never saw this temp go down once it reached a certain temp pulling a grade it would hold it until the next grade and rise again and hold that temp. This worried me as I thought that it may get to high and the reason I installed the additional cooler. I know run about 180-185 empty and 205 towing. Which is about 20-25 degrees cooler but have still yet to see any temp drop even with the additional cooler.
My kit is the 15405 which keeps the stock location for the oil filter. E trailer even has a video of the install. They seem like a very knowledgeable company. If I were you and no one had anything else was able to help I would ask e trailer if you could buy the cooler but use it only to relocate the oil filter.

If you don't plan on towing anything of that weight I agree that the kit may be useless to you but if you do tow I would really look into installing the cooler also. My truck rarely goes above 3k RPMs towing the trailer so I know its more than capable but I'm starting to venture further out into the big mountains and wanted the reassurance that I could keep things cooler. If I was typically running 4k rpms plus I would know it wasn't the cooler but I've seen 3.5k rpms once and that was with cruise control and it caught me off guard. For towing greater weight I feel the engine oil needs additional cooling. My coolant twmp doesn't really budge and when it does the temps drop quickly. The highest temp the trans has seen was 172 was when I forgot to hit the tow/haul button, once I engaged it temp dropped to low 160s. Hope this info helps
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Thanks, will be my next mod.
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One I found, http://www.tdperformance.com Trans-Dapt Single Filter Relocation Systems
Trans-Dapt introduced oil filter relocation products back in the early 70's. Each kit comes complete with an oil filter bypass adapter, cast aluminum remote OIL FILTER base, oil sending and return lines, pre-installed hose fittings, filter nipples and mounting hardware.

1127 Single Oil Filter Relocation System; 2-1/2" I.D. and 2-3/4" O.D. Bypass Flange w/ 22mmX1.5 Threads 22mmX1.5 2-1/2" 2-3/4"
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