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Re: 2 oil filters??
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Ordinarily, an auxillary filter like that is for some kind of special purpose use; like we had a setup back in the fifties and early sixties which use a roll of toilet paper to filter the fine stuff out. It was used as a supplementary filter. HOWEVER.....it became known that filters which have less than a 5-Micron opening will actually strain out the additive package that is in the oil, so for the mor modern engines and the more modern lubricants, the toilet paper filters were not really appropriate. But, back to your Jeep.....unless you have a secure mount and real secure plumbing, a second filter is a reliability problem as you have found out. You should be fine with a NAPA GOLD full-flow on the block. One thing you might check on, however, is IF a bigger filter will fit your engine. On our '97 Grand Cherokee, we tossed the coffee cup sized stock filter that the 4.0 Six came with and we use the bigger Mopar filter, FRAM PH8-A filter which gets us up to SEVEN QUARTS of oil total, engine and filter.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
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