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I purchased a three pack of these oil filters a while back (http://r.ebay.com/FRpPOk) ($29.99 shipped from CA) One's been in the EcoDiesel for a few weeks now, so now I'm reporting back. The feelable build quality is on par with the OEM; nothing special really. Otherwise, the pictures are for everyone's reference. OEM is on the left, Korean on the right in all photos.

A- The individual box, WYSIWYG
B- The whole filter
C- OEM Mopar is made in China, and is laser marked on the bottom (difficult to see in photo)
D- The tops are slightly different. Korean filter's seal sits higher. (Therefore further down in the tube)
E- Ribs of the OEM
F- Korean has more ribs than the OEM
G- The eBay store just covered whatever label was on the box that reads- "FA Metrostreet, and IFA Superstock (tm) Double Density Nitrile Gasket"

If folks have questions, I'd be happy to answer
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Re: Korean Oil Filter Photos, Q&A

Thank you for doing that.

Once I burn thru my OEM filters I have on the shelf I'll be moving to these.

No reason not to.
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Re: Korean Oil Filter Photos, Q&A

I think the o-ring position is different because Jeep has updated their part number for the filters - the lower o-ring position is the newer design (as is reflected in the Korean filter). That o-ring appears to be the only difference between the new and old filters, though.
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Re: Korean Oil Filter Photos, Q&A

Those Korean filters more than likely are Ryco reboxed.
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Re: Korean Oil Filter Photos, Q&A

No way I'll be switching to an aftermarket filter on this rig!!.
Saving 30 bucks a year all good but...OEM may save me a major battle down the road with Chrysler.

Devils advocate....can you provide proof those filters off EBay were made to OEM specs ?
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No way I'll be switching to an aftermarket filter on this rig!!.
Saving 30 bucks a year all good but...OEM may save me a major battle down the road with Chrysler.

Devils advocate....can you provide proof those filters off EBay were made to OEM specs ?
For you U.S. guys, I'm sure there will be good aftermarket filters available for the Jeep. Always have been for other makes.
For us here in Australia, we have Wesfil and Ryco. Both good brands, both been around a long time, both have quality which is right up to spec, both a FRACTION of the price (under $20 compared to about $84, which is pure extortion..) I've been using Ryco filters for maybe 45 years on all my vehicles, and Wesfil for five or more.
It's illegal under Australian law to knock back warranty because different branded after market filters or other parts are used, unless they can PROVE quality is NOT ok. I suspect it'll be the same in your part of the world, just ask at your local Pep Boys or somewhere similar.
Without laws like that, manufacturers could charge $1,000 for a filter!
(Ryco and Wesfil come with their own warranties WRT quality.)

Manufacturers just love using scare tactics to justify their rip off prices. And they absolutely love people who are prepared to pay the extortionate prices.

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Re: Korean Oil Filter Photos, Q&A

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No way I'll be switching to an aftermarket filter on this rig!!.
Saving 30 bucks a year all good but...OEM may save me a major battle down the road with Chrysler.

Devils advocate....can you provide proof those filters off EBay were made to OEM specs ?
Nope. No such information was provided on the listing, or in the package. I bought the pack after watching Mopar EcoDiesel's oil change video (https://youtu.be/DUvj0WZ9MJE?t=5m30s). In this other video, he describes how the dimensions are the same

I take what he says with a grain of salt... If you pay attention, you can see that he never replaces or lubricates the o-ring on the filter housing in the first video! I made a qualitative judgement myself when they arrived. Also, I am doing oil changes every 5K miles- the same time I do my tire rotations.
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Korean Oil Filter Photos, Q&A

I'll stick with OEM or any brand name that has specs and traceability for their filters on my other diesels, not worth saving pennies over for me.

Ok, maybe not pennies but over the life maybe 400 bucks?

There's soooo many bad copies and crap on ebay, you'd be amazed, i love tinkering as many others on this board but recommend sticking OEM spec- Which is not avail on these knockoffs. Curious never the less if it will hold up fine or not.

Oil btw I buy Eurospec on Amazon, they discount it to $42 if you use the subscribe option Boils down to around $85.00 per oil change including filter
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