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Are legitimate companies finally starting to get into the ecodiesel oil filter business?

Amazon.com: MAHLE Original OX 1034D ECO Engine Oil Filter: Automotive

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Better price than Mopar too.
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Re: Mahle Oil Filter

Significant experience with both Mahle and Mann and those are the best out there. I am curious if they are now using China or Korea to manufacture the filters.
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It says made in Bulgaria on the filter.
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Significant experience with both Mahle and Mann and those are the best out there. I am curious if they are now using China or Korea to manufacture the filters.
I agree!
I use Mahle filters in my Porsche race car.
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Are legitimate companies finally starting to get into the ecodiesel oil filter business?

Amazon.com: MAHLE Original OX 1034D ECO Engine Oil Filter: Automotive
For those that have looked at the filter, is this smaller o ring in the right place on the neck of the filter? A bunch of ram guys were getting butt hurt and saying it was too low for their version, but the Jeep's o ring is supposed to be lower.
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For those that have looked at the filter, is this smaller o ring in the right place on the neck of the filter? A bunch of ram guys were getting butt hurt and saying it was too low for their version, but the Jeep's o ring is supposed to be lower.
Great question...I too would like to know...it appears lower than the Mopar filter.
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Re: Mahle Oil Filter

Here's the OEM (foreground) and an aFe filter (background). It seems the o-ring should be near to the end of the plastic neck.
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Re: Mahle Oil Filter

Didn't they do something last year like move the O-ring so it would be compatible with both the Ram engine and ours? The original 68109834AA part number had the low O-ring.

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Didn't they do something last year like move the O-ring so it would be compatible with both the Ram engine and ours? The original 68109834AA part number had the low O-ring.
So is the lower o ring compatible with the jeep one?
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Didn't they do something last year like move the O-ring so it would be compatible with both the Ram engine and ours? The original 68109834AA part number had the low O-ring.
So I called MAHLE North America and they said that the filter is compatible with P/N 68229402AA and 68109834AA. From what they were saying and what I inferred, the original filter with the lower O Ring is for the Grand Cherokee Eco and the tech said they are selling like 300 a month.

This might be the break we were looking for to not drop $40 a filter....
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So is the lower o ring compatible with the jeep one?
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.
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