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Gentlemen!

Please stop with generic tools for oil filters.

Use the right tool for the job, I swear you'll never understand why you used anything different!

This for a -041 (or equivalent) 93mm-15flute

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AKA6NYC

Make sure if you're using something else you confirm size & flutes.

Also, do NOT use those 2in1 versions, they suck!
 


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I just use my strong hand and spin it right off

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Gentlemen!

Please stop with generic tools for oil filters.

Use the right tool for the job, I swear you'll never understand why you used anything different!

This for a -041 (or equivalent) 93mm-15flute

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AKA6NYC

Make sure if you're using something else you confirm size & flutes.

Also, do NOT use those 2in1 versions, they suck!
Dude, that 2 in1 version wrench I posted worked flawlessly for me. But it’s not for everyone. There are other wrenches too.
And I also have that cup filter tool too. It just slips on the black Mopar oil filter. Factory installed.

Do most of you guys change your own oil? Especially with Race Ramps, It’s easy on the Hellcats even if you drain the oil cooler too. It just takes more time. You have to remove a lot of push pins to take the shield off to gain access to the oil cooler. A lot of guys cut an opening in that shield just so they don’t have to take the whole thing off every time.
 


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I’ve heard too many bad stories guys experienced having their oil changed at dealerships. They usually over fill it because they don’t know or care about draining the oil cooler.
 


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Standard body, correct?

I used this guy's video to help me out...

I have a Widebody. Thanks for the response.
 


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Gentlemen!

Please stop with generic tools for oil filters.

Use the right tool for the job, I swear you'll never understand why you used anything different!

This for a -041 (or equivalent) 93mm-15flute

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AKA6NYC

Make sure if you're using something else you confirm size & flutes.

Also, do NOT use those 2in1 versions, they suck!
I don’t need tools since I do it myself, filter is never over tightened.

Just always seems to be when I’m helping a buddy or something.
 


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I don’t need tools since I do it myself, filter is never over tightened.

Just always seems to be when I’m helping a buddy or something.
Did you do the first oil change on a ‘22 Hellcat? Almost everyone said the filter was on super tight.
But who cares any more.
Back on topic. :)
 


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I have 2 different sizes of the plier type filter wrenchs which have always been successful and cover quite the size range of filters. I also have several sizes of those cap type filter sockets, they work well and really help if you have space constraints where the plier type tool won't fit.

I do wish that American manufacturers would put the oil filter at the top of the engine in it's own canister like on many German and other imports cars. The filter drains itself into it's own canister, is super easy to get to and you just remove the canister top to get to the filter.
 


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I have 2 different sizes of the plier type filter wrenchs which have always been successful and cover quite the size range of filters. I also have several sizes of those cap type filter sockets, they work well and really help if you have space constraints where the plier type tool won't fit.

I do wish that American manufacturers would put the oil filter at the top of the engine in it's own canister like on many German and other imports cars. The filter drains itself into it's own canister, is super easy to get to and you just remove the canister top to get to the filter.
Yea, The Germans definitely are smart and efficient.
If we could change the oil filter from the top instead of crawling under the car we could also use one of those nice oil extractors to remove the old oil through the dipstick tube.
 


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I have a Widebody. Thanks for the response.
Sorry, I should have picked up on that from your avatar picture, try this one. I noticed on the ZL1 Add Ons website they're sending small and large clips now with the widebody kits.

 


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Sorry, I should have picked up on that from your avatar picture, try this one. I noticed on the ZL1 Add Ons website they're sending small and large clips now with the widebody kits.

Thanks man.

What other brands rock/splash guards are you guys using? Other than ZL1.
I’ll probably take the wheel off next. Idk if you guys did but there’s enough room with the wheels on.
Edit: It’s funny though without the rock guards only the black trim piece at the bottom in front of the driver side rear wheel is getting nicked up. And I have PPF on the bottom of the doors.
 


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@22MoparMuscle, I checked and it looks like the JLTs are discontinued for the widebodies and the MOPAR ones are likely for standard bodies only (there's no fit annotation in the accessory catalog). Rokblokz does have a current offering in different styles and colors that might work for y'all...

https://rokblokz.com/collections/do...allenger-narrow-widebody-2008-rally-mud-flaps

I've used them on my Can Am Maverick X3 UTV and my Jeep Gladiator and they're perfect for those, I'd personally go with their splash guard as opposed to rally style for the Challenger though.

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Did you do the first oil change on a ‘22 Hellcat? Almost everyone said the filter was on super tight.
But who cares any more.
Back on topic. :)
When I did my first one I don’t recall if it was overly tight but the rubber gasket from the oil filter was stuck on the block. 😳
 


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When I did my first one I don’t recall if it was overly tight but the rubber gasket from the oil filter was stuck on the block. 😳
I took mine to the dealership and the mechanic starting crying about draining the oil cooler that it was alot of work. Charged me extra. Never went back. It was New Smyrna Beach Dodge.
 


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I took mine to the dealership and the mechanic starting crying about draining the oil cooler that it was alot of work. Charged me extra. Never went back. It was New Smyrna Beach Dodge.
Bunch of lazy asses. Not that big of a deal. Besides, with the prices they charge for an oil change at a dealer for a HC they should be draining it.
 


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Bunch of lazy asses. Not that big of a deal. Besides, with the prices they charge for an oil change at a dealer for a HC they should be draining it.
I will say that I took the Ram in for a recall and a check engine light last week and they got it done fast. That was Daytona Dodge.
 


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When I did my first one I don’t recall if it was overly tight but the rubber gasket from the oil filter was stuck on the block. 😳
The engine Assembly factory don’t like putting oil on the filter gasket either. Wtf.
I think they assemble the engines in Mexico too. Says that on my window sticker.
 


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Installed new belts (sc and acc drive).

Checked my oil line installation. No leaky :)

90k miles, on the og belts. They were both ready. Not as plush and pliable, as the new ones.



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Thanks again buddy for looking that up. I’m also thinking about getting the ZL1 side skirts.

@22MoparMuscle, I checked and it looks like the JLTs are discontinued for the widebodies and the MOPAR ones are likely for standard bodies only (there's no fit annotation in the accessory catalog). Rokblokz does have a current offering in different styles and colors that might work for y'all...

https://rokblokz.com/collections/do...allenger-narrow-widebody-2008-rally-mud-flaps

I've used them on my Can Am Maverick X3 UTV and my Jeep Gladiator and they're perfect for those, I'd personally go with their splash guard as opposed to rally style for the Challenger though.

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