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Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

Anybody else notice that? I was having a hard time with the extra price for a paper cartridge coming from a lot of VW and BMW cartridge filters, but those are usually quality filters from Germany. Premium price for China? In my Jeep?! I'm strongly leaning towards the AFE Pro Guard for $32, or $29.95 at AutoAnything.com, Made in USA. If it's anything like their Pro Dry S air filter I have, it should be great quality.


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Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

The aFe is a re-brand, manufactured in South Korea. Mopar recently changed their vendor for the filters and we should see them soon. New filter manufacturing is in Mexico.


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Re: Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

Precisely. The factory filter in my Nov. 2014 built 2015 is the filter showing "made in China" and the aFe filter is the filter showing "made in Korea". The Korean filter feels to be just slightly better quality, but time will tell.
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Re: Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

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Anybody else notice that? I was having a hard time with the extra price for a paper cartridge coming from a lot of VW and BMW cartridge filters, but those are usually quality filters from Germany. Premium price for China? In my Jeep?! I'm strongly leaning towards the AFE Pro Guard for $32, or $29.95 at AutoAnything.com, Made in USA. If it's anything like their Pro Dry S air filter I have, it should be great quality.


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Does not matter where oil filter is built, as long as Mopar has quality control supervision of oil filter build, including materials.
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Re: Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

Anybody used a Metrostreet L38157? It is supposedly a good filter, made in Korea. Do you think the AFE is re-branded Metrostreet?

How about a Mahle OX 1034D ECO? Apparently, it's a direct replacement for Mopar 68229402AA.


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Re: Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

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.
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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.
Better than that, I just let the dealer change it till i'm thru the warranty period. That's only 4 changes really and I already got 2 free upon purchase. Eliminates ANY hassles for warranty claims....and not THAT much more...
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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.
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Re: Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

I laughed out loud when I read this.

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Better than that, I just let the dealer change it till i'm thru the warranty period. That's only 4 changes really and I already got 2 free upon purchase. Eliminates ANY hassles for warranty claims....and not THAT much more...
The downside being that the dealer service department will often screw up the oil change by adding the wrong amount, the wrong type, and/or not following the FCA-prescribed service procedure to ensure proper drainage/refill.

*That* is why I do my own oil changes.

I use the Mopar filter to keep things simple for potential warranty claims, though I wouldn't put one of those random eBay knockoff filters in my engine if someone paid me. The price of the Mopar filters is indeed egregious but it's a false economy to try to save literally 0.04% of the purchase price of the vehicle by using an inferior part. Now, aftermarket parts with superior quality/performance would be a different story altogether...
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Re: Mopar oil filter for EcoDiesel is made in China?

Well I check the invoice each time for the proper items and denominations being used.... I certainly realize they can screw up. I double check all levels and tightness of plugs etc.....But they haven't yet, plus I get all updates and RRT's done automatically each visit.
I will be the 1st to say that I do all my own on all my other non warranty vehicles, and I will this one mainly to save a little more money and supervise it better....but I have nothing bad to say about my dealer so far other than a little pricey......
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