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Old 02-08-2007, 05:38 PM
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Kawasaki Oil Filters

Both my Hustler and my Samurai have 49065-2078 oil filters on them. When I look online for a good "case price", I see mostly 2071's and 2057's. Are these filters interchangeable? I saw one site reference the 2057 as a smaller version filter for Kawasaki's.

The last thing I want to do is buy a dozen filters and then lock up a motor because of poor oil circulation. Anybody familiar with these? Thanks
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:11 PM
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49065-2078 is the only filter I stock it fits all the Kawi apps I have ever seen from the smallest single cylinder engine to the largest twin.

I would not use anything but this item#, but just my opinion.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:11 PM
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A Wix 51394 or NAPA Gold 1394 will work nicely
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Old 02-09-2007, 12:18 AM
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It was my understanding (but who am I to know for sure) that all Kawasaki engines took the same filter. When I go to a shop for a filter I just say I need a Kaw filter and they get one. Is the different model numbers you see just because its a different brand????
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Old 02-09-2007, 01:56 AM
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:00 AM
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I hate to use words like always or never etc., but it's my understanding that all Kaw's use the same filter with the exception of their motorcycles.

Interestingly, the small engine oil filters have a 3/4"X16 thread like many (former?) American cars, instead of a metric thread like most? new cars.

The different numbers are different brands. Some other filters that are also equivalent are:
AC PF1233
Purolator L14476
Hastings LF410
Baldwin B33
MotorCraft FL836 (if you can find it)
The only caveat about the above filters is the MC. They don't list their filters as being suitable for L&G applications, so there could be a potential problem with any warranty issues. The other filters are listed as OK for L&G by their manufacturers.
Moss-Magnuson Warranty act precludes Kaw from refusing to recognize these as suitable filters although any warranty issues would result in you having to deal with the filter company instead of Kaw.

IF anyone has a used John Deere filter for a Kaw, could you cut the can off and see if the cartridge has the cardboard end caps (FRAM)? The somewhat limited (and dated) info I have for JD filters for "American" engines (Kohler etc.) is that they are just repainted FRAMs. I don't know if this is still true or if it was/is true for the Kaw JD filters.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:03 AM
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I do believe there is a different part number used on liquid cooled Kawis. 49065-2071 I believe is the one that is for the LQ engines.
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:15 AM
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If Kaw does like Honda cars, the 4 digit suffix would be the plant the filter was made in. Probably even different brands/countries.
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Old 02-09-2007, 05:39 AM
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Yes there are two different filters. One is smaller diameter. Even Napa has the two diferent ones. They are interchangable. Just that the larger one rubs as you screw it on some models but works. Don't worry about it. Both are fine as long as you aren't using a K-mart special or a Fram.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:21 AM
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I agree with MM on this, that is all I stock also
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