Is there a larger capacity oil filter that I can swap for the standard #16?

25

Asked by Feb 28, 2008 at 02:35 PM about the Jeep Grand Cherokee

Question type: Car Customization

I thought that I had read somewhere that I could swap in an -8A. Is this true? I'm just looking to gain more filtering area for my '92 Cherokee & '98 Grand Cherokee, both with the HO 4.0 L. The '92 has over 206,500 miles, doesn't burn or leak any oil and runs like a scalded cat! The '98 has over 89,100 miles, doesn't burn or leak any oil and runs well (not nearly as well as the '92, but not bad; I chalk this up to the vehicles increased weight over the '92). Any help will be greatly appreciated!

3 Answers

sorry,but no.

0 people found this helpful.
49,645

I wouldn't even bother. Factory filter on that is more than enough capacity and as you are seeing, the longevity is there. By the mileage you are at, any extra mileage to be gained by filtering it would be minimal and offset by the increased demands on the oil pump, etc. Honestly, no, you can't swap that filter in, also because of the different threads that Chrysler introduced in the 1992 model year cherokee.

0 people found this helpful.

The -16 filter IS SAE. The -8 will screw on. It may hit the starter and require disconnecting the battery to change. Just to check; If your oil filter is vertical/upside down you have metric threads. If it is horizontal you have the SAE threads and can use the -8 or -16 filters. If it is vertical, the dealer can supply an horizontal adapter to replace the vertical one. This will give you SAE threads and allow the -8 filters. Don't you love people giving you an opinion you didn't ask for? Just answer the question, just the facts, ma'm, just he facts.

Your Answer:

Grand Cherokee

Looking for a Used Grand Cherokee in your area?

CarGurus has 80,317 nationwide Grand Cherokee listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Jeep Grand Cherokee Experts

  • #1
    inuevafreak
    Reputation
    2,270
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,150
  • #3
    thejeepdoctor
    Reputation
    2,120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Cherokee
589 Great Deals out of 74,723 listings starting at $5,995
Used Dodge Durango
350 Great Deals out of 26,025 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
277 Great Deals out of 62,859 listings starting at $8,995
Used Jeep Wrangler
218 Great Deals out of 14,764 listings starting at $3,800
Used Dodge Charger
422 Great Deals out of 32,059 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Explorer
933 Great Deals out of 71,647 listings starting at $495
Used Toyota 4Runner
270 Great Deals out of 32,938 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
646 Great Deals out of 37,769 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Challenger
218 Great Deals out of 24,696 listings starting at $6,950
Used Ford F-150
2,266 Great Deals out of 187,689 listings starting at $495
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,837 Great Deals out of 155,600 listings starting at $1,799
Used Jeep Compass
369 Great Deals out of 53,579 listings starting at $2,350
Used Ford Mustang
378 Great Deals out of 39,529 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
306 Great Deals out of 26,931 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
652 Great Deals out of 56,460 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.