• Our engineers identify weak points in the original units and design improvements to address them

  • A complete factory-assembled, drop-in replacement
  • Designed with a high-strength, high-temp synthetic housing to maintain OE-matching thermal characteristics

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Pentastar Oil Filter Housings

While oil filter housings on Pentastar V6 engines may all look similar, there are distinct differences from year to year, like oil pressure sensors, oil filters, flow rates, and lack of a temperature sensor on late-model applications. Universal designs may not be correct for every application!

Pentastar Oil Filter Housings

Standard Oil Filter Housing Kits are Vehicle-Specific–NOT Universal

Standard® Oil Filter Housing Kits are factory-assembled, drop-in replacements that include new sensors and gaskets, for Chrysler Pentastar V6 engines.

Standard® Oil Filter Housing Kits include the vehicle-specific Filter, Cap, Bypass Valve, Heat Exchanger (Cooler), Gaskets, Hardware and both the Oil Temperature and Oil Pressure Sensors. Competitor units don’t include all of the necessary components.

Completely Assembled

Inside the Standard® box you’ll find an oil filter housing kit that is already assembled from the factory. These housings include new oil pressure sensors, oil temperature sensors, oil cooler, the correct year/make/model specific oil filter, new gaskets and seals already installed. Our Oil Filter Housing Kits also include the manifold gaskets needed for a complete repair.

Completely Assembled

Design Improvements

Pentastar oil filter housings are known for their high failure rates. There are actually multiple weak points in the original design where oil can leak from. Our engineers evaluated the original units and designed housings with multiple improvements over the original to address the OE weak points.

Design Improvements

Correct Cooling

Our Oil Filter Housings are designed to match the heat-dissipating characteristics of the original. This is critical as these housings are not only oil filters but also oil coolers. When the OE developed the oil cooling system to use a high-temp synthetic housing, that is what we deliver, and when the OE uses aluminum, we use aluminum.

Correct Cooling

Correct Offering

While different generations of the Pentastar oil filter housings do look the same, there are functional differences the generations. Standard® always matches OE design and performance by using oil filters with the correct flow rate and the correct oil pressure sensors. Universal housings can not match OE performance for every year vehicle they are cataloged for.

Correct Offering

Standard Design Improvements

Standard® Oil Filter Housing Kits feature design improvements over the OE to prevent leaks.

OE Problem:

Oil leaks from the back of the housing around the core plugs that are installed without any seals or O-rings.

Standard® Solution:

Standard® installs an O-ring on each core plug before ultrasonically welding them into the housing. This creates a positive, long-lasting seal.

OE Problem:

Oil contaminates the coolant causing cooling system problems, resulting in overheating and premature radiator failure. This is because there is no seal on the core plug that separates the oil and coolant passages.

Standard® Solution:

We added a robust seal to the core plug which separates these two passages. This enhancement prevents an internal failure and cross-contamination.

OE Problem:

Oil leaks from the brass sensor inserts because there is not an effective seal between the brass and the synthetic housing material.

Standard® Solution:

Additional O-rings are installed on our knurled brass inserts to prevent oil leaks.

The sensors are then installed and torqued to specification in a controlled, contaminant-free environment.

OE Problem:

The OE seals often become distorted or crushed, resulting in an oil leak around the base of the housing.

Standard® Solution:

We install new, distortion-resistant seals. The synthetic material on the seals is less prone to failure than the original.

They don’t just filter the oil, they also cool it

Modular oil filter housings are becoming increasingly popular on modern vehicles replacing the older spin-on style filters. It is important to remember, they don’t just filter the oil, they also cool it!

They don’t just filter the oil, they also cool it
  • Housings contain passages for both oil and coolant
  • These passages are very close together and one failed seal can cause cross-contamination
  • It is critical that a replacement unit matches the heat-dissipating characteristics of the original design to help keep the oil cool

The Factory-Assembled, Drop-In Replacement

Standard® Oil Filter Housing Kits include the vehicle-specific Filter, Cap, Bypass Valve, Heat Exchanger (Cooler), Gaskets, Hardware and both the Oil Temperature and Oil Pressure Sensors. Competitor units don’t include all of the necessary components.

Vehicle manufacturers have designed these housings to meet the cooling requirements of today’s engines. Standard’s Oil Filter Housings are made from a high-strength, glass-filled nylon housing. This helps add strength over the OE design. It also matches the heat-dissipating characteristics of the OE design and keeps the oil cool.

Other aftermarket companies have changed the OE form and function, and have built oil filter housings out of metal. While this may look stronger, metal retains heat much differently than synthetic materials. Think about touching the handle on a hot pan. Would a metal handle or plastic handle be hotter? 

Standard® Housings are also vehicle-specific, not universal and are designed to use the correct oil filter cataloged for the vehicle. Now, that may sound obvious. But some other oil filter housings are universal, and may not use the oil filter designed and cataloged for the intended vehicle. You can imagine how much confusion that causes when it’s time for an oil change.

What’s inside the Standard® box...a factory-assembled drop-in unit with improvements to prevent leaks. What’s in your box?

Wireframe of Standard Oil Filter Housing Assembly (OFH100) with parts labeled


O-Rings and Gaskets included for a
complete and effective repair


New cap and O-ring to help prevent
future oil leaks


Correct, vehicle-specific oil filter keeps
oil free of debris 


Helps keep the oil and OE-designed
operating temperatures for
performance and reliability


Made of high-quality materials to withstand
extreme conditions and tested for
performance and reliability


Computer calibrated to ensure accurate oil
pressure readings


Complete gasket set prevents oil leaks

In addition to offering five different housings for the Pentastar V6, we also have oil filter housing and oil coolers for import and domestic vehicles. Standard® Oil Filter Housings are tested in the lab and on vehicles to make sure that match the performance and heat-dissipating characteristics of the OE design.


Volvo Cars & SUVs (2016-04)
VIO: 206K


Volvo Cars & SUVs (2014-07)
VIO: 87K


Buick / Chevrolet Cars (2021-11)
VIO: 2.2M

Oil Filter Housing Assembly Installation

This video reviews the procedure for replacing the Oil Filter Housing and Cooler Assembly on a 3.6L engine.

Standard® offers a quality drop-in replacement that comes completely assembled from the factory. It includes the oil pressure sensor, oil temperature sensor, a new cooler, new hardware, new cap, new filter, gaskets, and seals.

Vehicle used: 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

For more than 100 years, when the OE failed, technicians have trusted Standard® and Blue Streak® to deliver a part that’s equal to or better than the original it’s replacing.