Originally Posted by C175
I'd wait until a North American company can provide a filter. Until then OEM. Looks like Purolator L38157 should be available soon.
If you used "metrostreet" filter and had a rod bearing fail, they would laugh you out of the dealership if you expected a warranty repair. I'm surprised at the masses of people on here subscribing to using MS-11106 oil but yet purchase an oil filter from a faceless company without a phone contact.
The MS-11106 spec loses a lot of credibility in my mind when Chrysler will lend the spec to oil that meets VW 505/505.01 but not VW 504/507. To VW, there is a big enough difference between the two specs as to where all of their modern common rail TDI engines since 2010 have required the VW 507 spec. VW 507 is backwards compatible to VW 505, but not the other way around.
If I had to use an Asian oil filter on my Italian diesel motor in my US made Jeep, China would be amongst the bottom of my list of industrialized Asian nations not so much because they can't
produce high quality automotive parts, but because they have little to no discernible track record in the US of Chinese auto anything
, contrary to that of the reputation that Japan and Korea have earned. (I believe the Metrostreet are made in Korea.) I can see the dealer know, "you should have used my genuine MOPAR part made with quality and pride in China."
I'm going to go with AFE (believe it is actually made in Korea) and should anything ever happen and Jeep is able to prove that the result of the failure was specifically due to the failure of the oil filter, AFE can defend themselves. I'd consider a MOPAR filter made in Mexico my next oil change, but as one who grew up only using AC filters on my GM vehicles, I have learned that there are in fact superior aftermarket filters on the market.