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I apologize for another oil filter thread, but I just what to confirm which oil filter to use. I just assumed it was the white SRT filter 05038041AA, but when I started to search various sites the black 4884899AC kept coming up.

Which should I use or does it matter?

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Go with the SRT oil filter very well constructed.
 

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The 899 are the standard Mopar filters. The SRT filter was designed for the Viper engine, but it fits a where an 899 is specified.

It's a higher performing filter designed and spec'd by SRT engineering, and built by WIX in Europe.

Use either, your choice. FWIW, I've been using the SRT filter for numerous years.
 
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SRT filter - for a hundred various reasons.
 
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It really comes down to how you use your car.

For everyday driving, the 899 filter like your 392 left the factory with is perfectly fine.

For “more spirited driving,” the SRT filter is better constructed and is an upgrade to be considered.


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For a few extra bucks, the SRT oil filter is worth it. You can often find them for sale on E-Bay for $13.

The SRT engineers worked with many of the filter suppliers to get the best features. Some fell out for various performance reasons but they ended up developing the current SRT filters with Wix, a mainstream manufacturer.

The high flow oil pumps in our large engines (Viper is the biggest) can overpower the internal relief valve. When this valve opens it allows some of the high pressure dirty oil to bypass the filter element in order to keep the filter from being damaged. The SRT filters have a higher pressure differential bypass valve to make sure all the oil delivered to your engine, at cold starts and high demand, is clean.

The housing is also slightly thicker than many of the brands out there to handle the pressure but is not the thickest. The real thick ones tested by the SRT engineers failed their development testing (fractured at the crimped flange). The media used is one of the latest synthetics that allow for very fine filtration, more debris capacity, and much lower restriction than the standard Mopar filter and just about every other filter out there.

In addition to providing maximum protection for the street, the SRT filter is ideal for track use day where it will allow your engine to sustain proper oil pressures in extreme cornering conditions.
 

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I’ve been running the srt filter in my 6.4/7.0 and in my 5.7 since break in. I honestly can think of no reason not to. Like many have stated, it is superior to the 899 , and not much more money. In fact , I just recently found a three pack for 27$. I’d never give it another thought.


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If you look at the construction of the filters in this post (last 2 images are of a wix brand oil filter which is similar to the SRT) you will see the difference in construction. The SRT has more peats (I believe the element is fully synthetic as well) and it uses a spring (the wix brand also uses a spring) rather than a stamped piece of metal which should apply a more consistent force to the element.
 

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I've been buying the SRT filter at my dealer for $13.47. The Pennzoil 0-40 is $7.49 a quart.

Local parts houses are charging right at $12.50 for the WIX extended protection version of the 899.

The WIX version is close to the SRT filter, but not the same unit.

For $1.00 more, IMO, it's a no brainer to go with the SRT unit.
 
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Thanks all for clarification! SRT filter it is! I really thought that was the only option so the 899 was throwing me a curveball when getting ready to do 1st oil change.
 

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Oh, one other thing, most websites claim this doesn’t fit my 2019 challenger for what it’s worth!
 

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Oh, one other thing, most websites claim this doesn’t fit my 2019 challenger for what it’s worth!
Don't worry .... it fits.

I get the same warning from Amazon. The SRT filter is one of my favorite things to get for "free" by using my Prime points.
 

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I use the WIX Synthetic filter 57800XP

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napa wix plat here, plenty good enough
 

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So you guys do use the SRT FILTER even though websites will say not for our car. 3700 miles did my first oil change and I'm 1/4 inch over safe zone on dip stick. 7 quarts in a 19 Scat.

I posted about this and basically was told not to worry. I realized maybe its my filter. I bought a white SRT one and thought maybe I really messed up. Then i Came across this thread.

This is the filter I bought and how far over the full line I am.
 

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“Respond” why are you over the full mark you should always fill to the dipstick full mark and not just add the recommended oil quantity in the manual. Overfilling the oil will cause oil foaming from the crankshaft dragging through the oil this is not recommended practice.
 

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“Respond” why are you over the full mark you should always fill to the dipstick full mark and not just add the recommended oil quantity in the manual. Overfilling the oil will cause oil foaming from the crankshaft dragging through the oil this is not recommended practice.
No idea. Never happened in my life Until now. I posted that in here to see if it happens to others. Ive found responses here that range from you can be a half over without issue. Don't worry.
To. The engineers know what they're doing. It calls for 7 so you put 7 in. You're good.
Someone said the dip sticks aren't accurate. Put 7 in and mark how high it is.

I thought maybe its because i used this white SRT filter and its not for a 6.4 scat it's for a viper. So that was the issue.

Then after seeing this thread i found another here titled 6 quarts or 7. It's full of people with the same issue. They put 7 in and they are over. Someone said they did a bunch of testing with a 6.1 with 1 quart to many. And no issues. They also ran it 2 quarts less and no issues.
Others said for the 2nd time. The dip sticks arent always accurate in hemi's. When you do a proper oil change mark the level on the dip stick. It calls for 7 so make sure you use 7.
 
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