Tired of having a poor selection of oil filters for your Renix Jeep? Limited availabilty a pain for you? 20mm threads? We don’t need mumblemeter threads on our oil filters.
Here’s a simple mod that allows you to use the very popular SAE threaded oil filters which are more readily available. The old standard 3/4″ SAE thread.
You can purchase a new oil filter nipple from the dealer for under $10 and never be bothered again. Part number 53007563AB. It’s the one on the left.
Or, grab one off a 91 and later XJ at the junkyard. Be forewarned though. You need a 7/8 wrench to remove a Renix nipple, but a 15/16 wrench for the later style.
And just in case you need to replace your oil filter adapter o-rings, here’s a handy guide.
Oil Filter Adapter O-Ring Sizes
87-90 Renix Model O-rings
0.799 x 0.103 AS568 size -117
1.296 x 0.139 AS568 size -219
2.484 x 0.139 AS568 size –230
Dealer Part Numbers for Renix. Sold individually:
33002970, 33002971, 33002972
Renix kit from Crown Automotive-33002970K
91-01 HO Model Orings
0.676 x 0.070 AS568 size -017
0.859 x 0.139 AS568 size -212
2.484 x 0.139 AS568 size -230
9 thoughts on “Renix oil filter to SAE filter”
Thanks cruiser 54, been getting tired of looking for different filters for my Cherokee and Comanche.
Cruiser 54: I Just put the part on from the Jeep dealer to change to the S A E filter. Because of space limitation, I had to use a deep well socket from Sears (it was the only on deep enough) to get the original part out, and a one inch regular socket to install the new part instead of the 15/16 one specified, otherwise everything went very well, thanks!
Sorry, have not already said that.
You’re very welcome!!
Cruiser, my Comanche has 275K on the clock. The oil pump ( new sender) puts out just under 20 psi at 750 rpm hot idle. I don’t know if the pump has been replaced before or not. At about 1500 rpm the pressure is aroun 30-36 psi. Could the pump be on its way out? I need to change the oil pan gasket any way, mabe I should change the pump any way. What do you think?
It couldn’t hurt, but you might verify the pressure with a real gauge first. Our dash gauges and senders seem to be hit and miss.