Originally Posted by akinney
Either o-ring position should work with the 2014 Jeep. The RAM 1500 is the finicky one that will only work with the o-ring nearer the outside end of the neck (can't build oil pressure otherwise).
2015 and later Jeeps are coming with the same oil filter as the RAM 1500, but our Jeeps don't have an oil pressure gauge like the RAM 1500, so how would we know if the oil pressure wasn't building from a design change in the filter canister and an older style o-ring position?
You'd pretty much have to compare the oil filter housings between the 2015 and later Jeeps and the RAM 1500 to see if it matters where the o-ring is for the Jeep.
I was willing to spend $35 on the aFe filter that matched my OEM filter exactly just to be certain. As a once a year thing for me, it's not a big deal.
Just got this reply back from MAHLE:
Thank you for your email.
A previous investigation had been performed with our colleagues from Germany as the question regarding OX 1034D ECO has arose before. An installation check was completed for both OE Filters 681 098 34AA, as well as 682 294 02AA.
Both filters will fit and there should be no issue with OX 1034D ECO.
If there are any other questions, please let us know.
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc."