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Scorpion
10-29-2011, 01:25 AM
Thread title pretty much says it all. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of reputable vendors who offer 500 oil filters online?

Fiat500USA
10-29-2011, 09:07 AM
Thread title pretty much says it all. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations of reputable vendors who offer 500 oil filters online?

So far, I've only seen the filters available at Fiat dealers. Many, if not most will UPS/mail them to you. I keep checking to see if aftermarket ones are available, so far, I've found a listing for a Purolator oil filter - L16162. Not much information on that filter and I can't find it anywhere. I'd like to see it to make sure that it is correct, but the factory filter isn't really expensive.

mocha
10-29-2011, 10:32 AM
EBAY..........less than 10$ delivered

F500
10-30-2011, 01:57 PM
PN 68102241AA OE Filter is only $7.85 List Price from your FIAT Studio.....or at least SHOULD be. at least that's the Suggested Retail Price. so yes, your dealer should be able to ship you one for about $12.00 with UPS Ground Freight.

you don't have a "Location" shown on your info and we don't know your situation, but if you live close enough to your FIAT Studio, just make a trip there and save the freight. :)

SeaDawg
10-30-2011, 04:02 PM
PN 68102241AA OE Filter is only $7.85 List Price from your FIAT Studio.....or at least SHOULD be. at least that's the Suggested Retail Price. so yes, your dealer should be able to ship you one for about $12.00 with UPS Ground Freight.

you don't have a "Location" shown on your info and we don't know your situation, but if you live close enough to your FIAT Studio, just make a trip there and save the freight. :)

While there buy SEVERAL as they should have a fairly good (many months) shelf life.

Scorpion
10-30-2011, 08:29 PM
Just to clarify a few things:

1. I'm looking for OEM filters, not aftermarket ones necessarily (if they even exist yet).
2. I live about 2 hours from my Studio, which is why I'm looking to mail order.
3. Not all Studios are created equal. ;) I'm specifically looking for those (even ones that sell on eBay) that other members have successfully ordered and received filters from with no issues.

Felnus
10-30-2011, 09:09 PM
Ron, have you tried calling your local Chrysler dealer for a quote?

F500
10-30-2011, 09:28 PM
Just to clarify a few things:

1. I'm looking for OEM filters, not aftermarket ones necessarily (if they even exist yet).
2. I live about 2 hours from my Studio, which is why I'm looking to mail order.
3. Not all Studios are created equal. ;) I'm specifically looking for those (even ones that sell on eBay) that other members have successfully ordered and received filters from with no issues.

"Location"? where are you? I'm in Indiana. can ship to wherever.....just doesn't cost as much if you're close by.


Ron, have you tried calling your local Chrysler dealer for a quote?

"Chrysler" dealers cannot order FIAT parts. only FIAT Studios can.

Felnus
10-30-2011, 09:40 PM
"Chrysler" dealers cannot order FIAT parts. only FIAT Studios can.

I find that odd simply because at the time I got my 500, the nearest dealer was almost four hours away and due to that they set it up so that the two scheduled maintenance stops at 8,000 and 24,000 miles that only require and oil change and tire rotation could be done at my local Chrysler dealer. Frankly I don't see why anything as mundane as an oil filter would not be available through Mopar if they are stocking aftermarket Fiat 500 items.

F500
10-30-2011, 09:56 PM
sorry.....I know this won't come out right, but I have always found it odd, starting with my dealings with smart cars, that people buy a car from a dealer that is several hours away and then complains about no one in their area being there to service it or to buy OE parts from.

Felnus
10-30-2011, 10:37 PM
I don't believe anyone was complaining about that. My Fiat studio simply provided me an option that was much convenient for me than driving a 7 and a half hour round trip for an oil change. Since then, a studio has opened that is under three hours away and I expect that trend will continue.

F500
10-31-2011, 08:10 AM
sorry, but I guess I'm too old to understand why people have to buy stuff 'online' that they can get locally. I'm on several forums and its the same, regardless of make or model of car. its almost as if people do NOT want any human interaction. they want to pick up their laptop, order parts and have them arrive at their door, regardless if they have to pay for shipping or not.

case in point, I work at a rather large Chrysler dealer. Chrysler LLC has an 'online store' that customers can purchase parts on and have them shipped to them. the parts do NOT come from Chryslers own warehouse but rather the closest dealer, billed to Chrysler and shipped to the customer. its odd the number of items we ship to customers that are within a 20-30 minute drive of our dealership. the customer has the parts shipped "UPS 2nd Day Air" when in fact they could have driven down the street, picked them up, had them a day or two earlier and save $$ on shipping & handling.

guess I just don't get it. sorry.

Bladecutter
10-31-2011, 12:44 PM
I can think of many reasons why someone would do that.

First and foremost - Their car isn't drivable without that part you are shipping them.
Not everyone has access to multiple cars.

Second option is that the person works hours that don't allow them to hit up your dealer, or they work 50 miles in the exact opposite direction of your dealer from their house, so they never can get over to your dealer.

Third, maybe they had a bad experience at the dealer before (Parts, sales, service, whatever), and they don't like dealing with your dealer in person, because if they see the snot-nosed prick that they dealt with before, they are going to do something enjoyable, but they still need the parts.

And last one is that they just don't feel like going all the way over to your dealer, dealing with whomever, wasting all their time, when they could be home, looking at porn instead.

BC.

F500
11-01-2011, 07:25 AM
"Chrysler" dealers cannot order FIAT parts. only FIAT Studios can.

I stand corrected. Chrysler dealers CAN order the FIAT oil filters. this is to allow FIAT owners who do NOT live near a FIAT Studio to get oil filters for their own maintenance use OR to allow their local Chrysler dealer to change their oil and filter for them.

still not clear if a Chrysler dealer will be allowed to submit an oil and filter change to FIAT under the FIAT Maintenance Schedule. anyone have experience with this?

F500
11-01-2011, 07:28 AM
.....And last one is that they just don't feel like going all the way over to your dealer, dealing with whomever, wasting all their time, when they could be home, looking at porn instead.BC.

ok, I'll agree with THIS one! :p

500MADNESS.com
11-04-2011, 07:00 PM
Just read this thread and said to myself... "Wait, we have OEM filters. Let me check what we sell them for?"

Ooops... Just found a typo in our pricing. Somehow the listing we have has the wrong price. Someone must have made an error when they were listing it on our back end. I am at SEMA right now and cannot get to the back end of our site, but once I am back we will update the pricing and you will be able to order them directly from our site at a very attractive price.

F500
11-05-2011, 06:40 AM
Just read this thread and said to myself... "Wait, we have OEM filters. Let me check what we sell them for?"

Ooops... Just found a typo in our pricing. Somehow the listing we have has the wrong price. Someone must have made an error when they were listing it on our back end. I am at SEMA right now and cannot get to the back end of our site, but once I am back we will update the pricing and you will be able to order them directly from our site at a very attractive price.

no 'typo' there. they WERE $30 when they were first released, but Chrysler/FIAT has since dropped the price. a couple months ago the FIAT List Price went from $29.95 down to $7.50. WOW! then the first of October they went up to $7.85.

so all the dealers (and other vendors) that, in the beginning, bought a ton of PN 68102241AA Oil Filters, really got burned when the price dropped. :(

Fiat500USA
11-05-2011, 09:20 AM
I tried getting a Fiat filter from a local Chrysler dealer but they said they couldn't.

I don't know if this is applicable, but some car companies charge a fee to the dealers if they order parts for a make they don't sell. On small items, this fee may eclipse the profit margin or make it not worth the labor to order it. When the DIY'ers bring the part back, the dealer is stuck with it because the odds of selling it are slim and there is a restock fee to send it back. Car companies generally sock it to the dealers on things like this, so the outcome is the parts department is less accommodating or afraid to order a part and get burned. Sometimes a dealer will order parts like these in emergencies if they know and trust you won't return the item, maybe or maybe not passing the additional cost on.

Like I said, I don't know if Chrysler does this to their dealers.

shil
11-05-2011, 12:57 PM
My local Chrysler dealer has Fiat oil filters in stock. I was surprised, I figured they'd have to order it in.
They had no issues ordering a set of Pop wheels for me.

If I can find what I need locally I'll do that. If I have to drive an hour to the nearest Studio I'll get it on-line.

500MADNESS.com
11-10-2011, 02:28 PM
no 'typo' there. they WERE $30 when they were first released, but Chrysler/FIAT has since dropped the price. a couple months ago the FIAT List Price went from $29.95 down to $7.50. WOW! then the first of October they went up to $7.85.

so all the dealers (and other vendors) that, in the beginning, bought a ton of PN 68102241AA Oil Filters, really got burned when the price dropped. :(

Thank you for that info. I thought I mistyped the price. We have gone ahead and lowered the price to the new price. So, thanks to the price change we will be loosing $20 on every oil filter we sell until we sell through all our inventory.

Hopefully FIAT has figured out their pricing by now and we won't have these types of price issues again. I remember complaining about the $30 oil filter saying "There are many folks that live too far away from the dealer and will decide to change the oil locally. The $30 oil filter price is just too high for this little filter." Glad FIAT lowered the price. Just wish we did not have so many of them in stock that we bought at the old price. Oh well... :-)

F500
11-10-2011, 10:08 PM
I tried getting a Fiat filter from a local Chrysler dealer but they said they couldn't.

I don't know if this is applicable, but some car companies charge a fee to the dealers if they order parts for a make they don't sell. On small items, this fee may eclipse the profit margin or make it not worth the labor to order it. When the DIY'ers bring the part back, the dealer is stuck with it because the odds of selling it are slim and there is a restock fee to send it back. Car companies generally sock it to the dealers on things like this, so the outcome is the parts department is less accommodating or afraid to order a part and get burned. Sometimes a dealer will order parts like these in emergencies if they know and trust you won't return the item, maybe or maybe not passing the additional cost on.

Like I said, I don't know if Chrysler does this to their dealers.

your Chrysler dealer is mistaken. yes, they CAN order a FIAT filter for you. just supply them with the part number (68102241AA) and they should have it for you in a day or two at the most.

as for ordering parts for 'other' manufacturers vehicles (?), I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I do know that Chrysler DOES charge the dealer a percentage to return the part to them, hence a 'restocking fee' the dealer may charge the customer to return a special ordered part.

these days there are all sorts of charges a dealer has to incur and unfortunately some are passed on to the customers. but in the case of your FIAT oil filter, that really shouldn't be an issue and if your Chrysler dealer won't order one for you, find another dealer or order one online from a FIAT Studio or 500 Madness. don't waste your time with someone that's not interested in helping you.

Fiat500USA
11-11-2011, 02:08 AM
your Chrysler dealer is mistaken. yes, they CAN order a FIAT filter for you. just supply them with the part number (68102241AA) and they should have it for you in a day or two at the most.

as for ordering parts for 'other' manufacturers vehicles (?), I'm not sure what you're referring to, but I do know that Chrysler DOES charge the dealer a percentage to return the part to them, hence a 'restocking fee' the dealer may charge the customer to return a special ordered part.

these days there are all sorts of charges a dealer has to incur and unfortunately some are passed on to the customers. but in the case of your FIAT oil filter, that really shouldn't be an issue and if your Chrysler dealer won't order one for you, find another dealer or order one online from a FIAT Studio or 500 Madness. don't waste your time with someone that's not interested in helping you.

That's good to know. They are nice down there and I did give them the part number so they may have been miss-informed, it was pretty soon after the cars started being delivered. I'll try them again later. The other makes I was referring to was let's say a VW only dealer orders an Audi part. There was an extra charge to the dealers for this (at least in the old days).

gincar96
01-09-2014, 10:41 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005THRC46/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007EZ0EZK/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3DSDC7TEX8J2W

RedRunner
01-09-2014, 11:59 AM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005THRC46/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007EZ0EZK/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3DSDC7TEX8J2W

Thanks for the link.

gincar96
01-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Here's another from Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IA80CA/ref=gno_cart_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1XY2LVHE4IHUW

They have Fram too.

4carbcorvair
01-09-2014, 10:17 PM
After trying to get a filter from my studio, no one would help me at parts, so I left and went to the Chrysler dealer. I asked for a fiat filter at the chrysler parts dept and they told me they cannot sell fiat parts because the other gm dealer has the fiat contract/studio. So I asked if I could get a filter for a dodge dart with the 1.4 multi air. He said sure!! We can sell you dart parts. :)

Abarth619
01-09-2014, 10:58 PM
I don't know if this helps, but I just got my 5W-40 Pennzoil Ultra and Mopar oil filter from a non Fiat affiliated Chrysler dealer today. Even the guy working the desk didn't know he was able to look up Fiat stuff let alone have it in stock. lol It may come in handy for someone with no Fiat dealer around, but may have a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep dealer near them.

Fiatwins
01-09-2014, 11:53 PM
My understanding from my local Dodge dealer is that if the Dodge Dealer has a Fiat studio in their name they can order any Fiat part, you just wont be able to negotiate on the price like at Fiat Parts counter.

Abarth619
01-10-2014, 12:01 AM
My understanding from my local Dodge dealer is that if the Dodge Dealer has a Fiat studio in their name they can order any Fiat part, you just wont be able to negotiate on the price like at Fiat Parts counter. The Dodge dealer I ordered my oil and filter from has no Fiat dealer in their name though. They were still able to look up Fiat parts on their computer. He even asked me if I had the 500 or the Abarth. http://www.baldhill.com/index.htm Also, I was unaware that you could haggle prices on Fiat parts at a Fiat dealer.

trevc
01-10-2014, 09:55 AM
Eurocompulsion sells them for a great price - $18 for two http://www.eurocompulsion.net/oem.htm

Nero12
01-11-2014, 11:27 AM
Yes the Chrysler dealership can look up some of the parts but not necessarily order them unless they go through Fiat also. My local Chrysler dealership keeps the filter for my Pop in stock.