I see that Dorman is now making an aluminum oil filter housing for the Pentastar. What really caught my attention is that it is made in the USA. Hopefully it is a quality part...I’m sure many Pentastar owners would be interested.
If your OEM isn't cracked, then don't fix it. If it is cracked, the redesigned OEM is supposedly much stronger. It is a conundrumThe conundrum is "do i replace a part with one i know sucks (OEM), or one that 'might suck' (Dorman)" j/k
Problem is, the 2014+ still develop leaks.Chrysler redesigned the part (for the 2014 MY) to address the cracking issue and the revised part is in fact cheaper than the 2011-13 design. It does use a different oil filter so you have to keep that in mind when changing the oil. Motor City Mechanic made a good video about it, and you can swap the 2014+ part into a 2011-13 engine.
Thanks for sharing this. I really hope this part is successful.I can tell you that I had some input on that design with the ideation team at Dorman and that they put a lot of engineering time into designing the part. Its only out a couple weeks and I have not used one yet but if one fails it isnt for lack of effort on Dormans part
I often wondered if this scenario also plays out with the oil filter housing considering the amount of O-ring seals on it and the amount of movement you get with aluminum or plastic.Oh and someone mentioned plastic crossover....the crossover is fine, its the cheap quality oring they use that leaks. I reuse the crossover all the time.