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I've had a slight leak in my oil cooler housing but was holding off for the new Dorman metal housing. Got an email from Rock Auto last week that the part was in stock so I ordered one along with a new Mopar assembly so all the parts would be new.
I used the Mopar oil cap/filter, cooler (and screws) and sensors. The Dorman unit came with new gaskets and mounting screws.

I'll do my best to follow up as I put some miles on the unit. I suspect the real test will be if we have an unusually cold winter, which killed the coolers this year on our '14 and '18.






















 

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nice, hope it works out for u. kicking myself in the butt for not replacing my 12 one with a newer style when i did my sprintex
Interesting. Had mine fail on my '12 just before the extended warranty ran out. We'll see how OEM replacement holds up. Thanks for posting this!
FWIW this will work on '12/'13 models but will require a new 14+ Mopar housing to go with it since they're a different design. Different cap, filter and oil cooler.
 

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I have seen a lot f the OEM housings leak. All years.
FCA stopped replacing the housings for a while and under warranty you were only allowed to replace the o-rings at the bottom of the housings. The o-ring fix repaired most of them.

Just in my experience, please make up your own mind. We have a 10 bay shop and we have not done any of these repairs on our own customers. When one comes in for a leak it always has a Lube shop sticker on the windshield. Being that you put a ratchet on the housing I feel that over torqueing is the biggest cause of failure.
 
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Any leak with the aluminum housing? Have you noticed any leaks around the filter cover? Is there a torque spec with the new oil filter housing?
No leaks, so far it's been good.
I haven't seen a torque spec for the cap, I posted the instructions above and it doesn't list one.

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The torque spec for oil filters/housings is always "hand tight".

Never ever use any kind of tool to tighten them.
For the JK it's well known that you tighten until it cracks then back off a 1/4 turn (y)

Factory spec is 18 ft pounds, the Dorman unit doesn't call out a different spec, but like you I hand tighten until snug.
Out of our 4 JKs I've replaced 3 oil coilers, they haven't been cracked, they've leaked from the O rings like stated in Post #9. All started leaking in periods of extreme temperature changes.
 

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I've had a slight leak in my oil cooler housing but was holding off for the new Dorman metal housing. Got an email from Rock Auto last week that the part was in stock so I ordered one along with a new Mopar assembly so all the parts would be new.
I used the Mopar oil cap/filter, cooler (and screws) and sensors. The Dorman unit came with new gaskets and mounting screws.

I'll do my best to follow up as I put some miles on the unit. I suspect the real test will be if we have an unusually cold winter, which killed the coolers this year on our '14 and '18.






















I've had a slight leak in my oil cooler housing but was holding off for the new Dorman metal housing. Got an email from Rock Auto last week that the part was in stock so I ordered one along with a new Mopar assembly so all the parts would be new.
I used the Mopar oil cap/filter, cooler (and screws) and sensors. The Dorman unit came with new gaskets and mounting screws.

I'll do my best to follow up as I put some miles on the unit. I suspect the real test will be if we have an unusually cold winter, which killed the coolers this year on our '14 and '18.






















Hello, will this part fit a 13 wrangler Sarah unlimited?
 

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Yes, but will require a new '14-'16 Mopar housing to go with it since they're a different design. Different cap, filter and oil cooler.
You could order the individual parts but they haven't been available for a while (last I checked), so in that case an entire housing is your best bet.
 

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Hello, will this part fit a 13 wrangler Sarah unlimited?
I found this on EBAY complete assembly including upper and lower intake gaskets and new hardware to mount the base to the engine. Comes assembled & ready to install, I've had no issues with fitting it to my 2012 JKU, only have about 1000 miles so far but so far so good!
 

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