Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 04-30-2006, 01:12 PM
Lawn Masters's Avatar
Lawn Masters Lawn Masters is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hudson Florida
Posts: 852
I have to agree. when compared, cost of oil and grease vs cost of new motor due to premature failure from lack of maintainence, its cheaper to just change the oil when you're supposed to, and grease it regularly. I've got an obsessive compulsive thing about that myself, I cant run a motor and just let it be neglected.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-30-2006, 01:13 PM
lawnspecialties lawnspecialties is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 2,500
I'm running the Kawasaki's but my dealer is out of the way compared to the local Advance Auto store. Anyone know the part numbers to their aftermarket filters?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-30-2006, 04:38 PM
oldrustycars's Avatar
oldrustycars oldrustycars is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 302
get the Kawasaki part number. then look at the Wix, Baldwin or Fram website and see if it'll cross. Wix makes filters for napa, so if wix has it, so does napa.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-30-2006, 06:35 PM
lawnspecialties lawnspecialties is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 2,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldrustycars
get the Kawasaki part number. then look at the Wix, Baldwin or Fram website and see if it'll cross. Wix makes filters for napa, so if wix has it, so does napa.
Thanks pal
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-30-2006, 09:29 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,504
Quote:
Originally Posted by lawnmaniac883
Im running Frams now, may not be the best filter but the oregon garbage from my dealer wasnt the best either.

Also change my oil every 50 hours.
I put a Proline on Kaw today and noticed that the size of holes in the ring were much smaller than the original filter....think I go see what Napa has or go get Kaw filters.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-01-2006, 10:12 PM
all ferris's Avatar
all ferris all ferris is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: belleville IL
Posts: 1,254
NAPA part number 1394 is a napa gold filter and it's all I use on my KAW's.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-16-2006, 12:39 PM
rklawnmowing rklawnmowing is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bolton,CT
Posts: 34
i have 140hrs on my tiger cub with the 48/19 combo and my air filter is looking as clean as the day i bought it, and its still the same filter too, i did notice that you have to replace the fuel filter every 60-75hrs which is fine with me its a 5 dollar part. oh and every changes their oil every 50hrs? i thought it was every 30hrs. i just looked in the manual and it says ever 100hrs or bi-weekly
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-16-2006, 07:59 PM
ed2150's Avatar
ed2150 ed2150 is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Northeast TN (Tri-Cities)
Posts: 174
Oil filter interchange

Most Kawasaki engines use the 49065-2078 oil filter, and this changes to a Fram PH4967 filter. Most stores that carry Fram keep them.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-16-2006, 09:18 PM
DLCS's Avatar
DLCS DLCS is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Illinois
Posts: 4,365
Why not use the Kawasaki filters? You are only saving a couple bucks by using Fram or Napa. Not all filters are the same on the inside.
__________________
Mike

2013 haulmark 18' trailer
2013 John Deere 52' walkbehind
2012 Gator with skid sprayer
2010 Turfco T-3000
2008 JD 997
2006 JD 647a
2004 JD 757 w/ 3 bag & Iron MCS
2002 JD 757 w/ 2 bag MCS
2002 JD 757
Stihl, Echo, Tanka 2 strokes
Big Tex trailers
Tons of other equipment
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-17-2006, 12:09 AM
Audrey Audrey is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Pa.
Posts: 570
I've got a good friend who's an auto mechanic. He took the time to cut apart a few different filters. I saw the results firsthand. Fram and those cheapie Quaker State ones were the worst. What they do is skimp on the paper inside the filter. Less paper = less filtration. Wix (Napa & Car Quest) turned out to be the best all the way around in a few areas. On some of the better grade filters, Wix uses a ball check. What this does is keep the filter full of oil when the engine is off.

During the first few seconds on a cold start is a bad time for wear and tear on bearings and such. The ball check insures that as soon as the engine fires, it has oil going where it needs to be because it didn't drain back from the filter. Something like filling the new filter before installing it during an oil change.

I crossed my Kohler 23hp to a Wix/Car Quest. 85348 is the number. I believe 5348 with another number in front of the 5 will be the Napa number. I don't happen to have it handy though, sorry.

I also crossed my Honda engine/Porter Cable generator as well.

$10 for a regular filter from the dealer, or $4 for a top of the line from Wix/Napa.

A
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:48 AM.

Page generated in 0.09739 seconds with 7 queries