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Where Is The Oil Filter? 2012 3.6L

I own a 2012 Challenger SXT, just bought it apx. 4 days ago and I have searched and read the manual and cannot find, exactly where it is, I jacked it up and looked all around the oil pan and looked everywhere, There is this what looks like a wrench off type of plastic thing right in the center front of the engine but it has no indication of it being the filter, Can anyone enlighten me?
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It is right in the front/top of the engine. It is the black plastic thing with a hex nut on top in front of the engine cover.

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It is right in the front/top of the engine. It is the black plastic thing with a hex nut on top in front of the engine cover.
Alright thanks!
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Yes....someone finally got smart and put it on top!
I just bought one yesterday. Napa Gold (Made by Wix, I believe for Napa) I think it was a 7714, if memory serves correctly.

I crawled under to get to the drain plug and the whole underneath side is covered! I guess for aerodynamics and protection???????

Have to get some ramps now. My little jack doesn't go up high enough to put my stands under it!
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09 - Engine, 3.6L/Lubrication/FILTER, Engine Oil/Removal

REMOVAL

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All engines are equipped with a high quality full-flow, disposable type oil filter. Chrysler Corporation recommends a Mopar® or equivalent oil filter be used.
CAUTION:When performing an engine oil change, the oil filter cap must be removed. Removing the oil filter cap releases oil held within the oil filter cavity and allows it to drain into the sump. Failure to remove the cap prior to reinstallation of the drain plug will not allow complete draining of the used engine oil.
1.Place an oil absorbant cloth around the oil filter housing at the base of the oil filter cap.

NOTE:The oil filter (3) is attached to the oil filter cap (2).2.Rotate the oil filter cap (1) counterclockwise and remove the cap (1) and filter (3) from the oil filter housing.


3.Remove the oil filter (3) from the oil filter cap (2).4.Remove and discard the O-ring seal (1).



09 - Engine, 3.6L/Lubrication/FILTER, Engine Oil/Installation

INSTALLATION

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NOTE:It is not necessary to pre-oil the oil filter or fill the oil filter housing.1.Lightly lubricate the new O-ring seal (1) with clean engine oil.2.Install the O-ring seal (1) on the filter cap (2).3.Install the new oil filter (3) into the oil filter cap (2).


4.Thread the oil filter cap (1) into the oil filter housing and tighten to 25 N·m (18 ft. lbs.).5.Add oil, verify crankcase oil level and start engine. Inspect for oil leaks (Refer to 09 - Engine/Lubrication/OIL - Standard Procedure) .

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What oil are you using?

Also did you have to buy the o-ring seal seperate ou did it come with the filter?

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The O-ring comes in the box with the Napa Gold filter.
I run synthetic Mobil-1 in my 2011 for anyone wondering.


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The O-ring comes in the box with the Napa Gold filter.
I run synthetic Mobil-1 in my 2011 for anyone wondering.


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The exact setup I just switched to last Saturday.......
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The 3.6 oil filter is perfectly positioned to drip oil all over the front of the engine while taking the old filter out. Another example of idiot auto engineers at work.

I'll bet one of the engineers brought some weed to work that day, and they all had a bunch of it while designing the oil filter and its location and laughing their heads off the whole time.

"Hey guys I got it - lets put the oil filter on TOP so it leaks all over the engine!!!"

"BBWWHHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAH YEAH THATS GREAT!!!! LET'S DO IT! Smith, come up with a good reason to have it there!"
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