This filter is only available at the dealer at a cost of over $100.00. This is a cheap, plastic fliter that has a paper filter inside. I bought their last one. REALLY? This is my first RAM product. While I like the truck , I wonder what other surprises await me. I have heard about the total lack of aftermarket parts for RAM but couldn’t believe it. I am a believer now. Does anyone have a conversion kit or an aftermarket oil filter? I would imagine this is the same crap for water fuel filters, air filters, and any other general maintenance required to properly take care of this investment.
I bought my oil filters and fuel filters from rockauto.com, they are OEM filters, they are close to half price, I ordered 2 filters of each to save on shipping costs, and they ship to Canada, if you are Canadian. Shopping online in Canada is frustrating sometimes, at Mopar Canada the shipping is ridiculous, ends up not cheaper than from the dealer.
I buy OEM filters because I will bring my truck at the dealer for the oil changes, while it is under warranty, I supply the oil and the filters, I will only get charged the labour. I buy the oil in 5 gallon pails at half price compared to the dealer prices.
I know the cost is more for the services for our small displacement Diesels but every gallon of fuel will bring you a lot further than a gallon of gas, and diesel is usually cheaper than the 89 octane gas that the 5.7 Hemi recommends.