If there's still anyone following this thread, and you are interested in a replacement Pentastar oil cooler/filter housing, I was posting to let you know that I ordered the 926-959 from O'Reilly's this afternoon. I spent nearly an hour trying to order it using a PC, laptop, and mobile phone, and trying to get it to process payment with two different credit cards (and three calls to customer service). The problem seemed to be solved by clearing cookies on the Chrome browser, but I would have bet the farm that they didn't actually have it in stock and that was the issue. Turned out that it shipped a few hours later.
Unfortunately for those interested, it now appears to be out of stock again. So, when this thing arrives early next week, I'll be checking it against the "Ransoto" chinesium cooler that I just got a few days ago. The listing still states that it is US made. The Dorman 929 comes with the cooler, but apparently no sensors, and costs 4 times
as much ($309 plus shipping). So add about 70 bucks for seals, O-rings, and an oil pressure sensor. I wasn't going to trust either the import or Dorman seals after reading reviews. The 929 is an "upgrade" version that is compatible with a few earlier years of Pentastars, and comes with the oil cooler where the 876 was only a filter housing.
For critics, remember that Dorman doesn't "make" anything, just specs stuff out to contractors. I'm hoping that the Pennsylvania-based company makes a quality product that it is worth the extra bucks. And I'm in no hurry to change out mine, so I'm still waiting to see if the 876 from Amazon arrives on April 10. It was only double the cost of the Ransoto, so I would go that route and return (or resell
) the 959 next month.