Originally Posted by Treeguy
The oil filter installed on your vehicle is the "new & improved" version from the original 68109834AA.
There is a lot of contradictory information floating around here about which part number is the successor to the other. For example, this post
showing the two side by side indicates 68109834AA is the newer part, our beloved wk2jeeps page showing 68109834AA
as the correct part, as well as many other posts on this forum suggesting 68109834AA is the successor to 68229402AA.
For the very little that it's worth, I would have otherwise presumed that the higher part number was newer (i.e. presuming that 682
29402AA was newer than 681
09834AA), but that presumes many conditions such as the sanity of Chrysler, the absence of abstruse higher order semantics in their part number versioning scheme, etc.
No doubt either part will work fine, as they were both approved and are OEM; however, it would be nice to settle this point of confusion conclusively. It's interesting to be an EcoDiesel owner... not blinking about spending time confused about which OEM
oil filter part to order and also finding it perfectly normal to spend $40+ on a paper oil filter.