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View Poll Results: OEM or Aftermarket Filters?
I mainly use OEM filters on my equipment. 4 40.00%
I mainly use Aftermarket filters on my equipment. 5 50.00%
I use only OEM engine oil filters- the rest are aftermarket. 1 10.00%
I use only OEM air filters- the rest are aftermarket. 0 0%
I seldom, or never change the filters on my equipment. 0 0%
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:44 AM
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OEM or Aftermarket Filters?

Not trying to start a war, and I know this has been asked numerous times before and will always be an on-going discussion, but I would like to get more, up-to-date opinions on this. I'm having a tough time deciding on which oil filter I should use on the 31 hp Kawasaki engine that's on my Super Z.

How many of you use only OEM filters (air, oil, fuel, etc..) and how many use only aftermarket filters on your equipment?

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Old 01-23-2010, 01:17 AM
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I forgot to mention that if you use Aftermarket filters, please list the brand and why you chose that brand.

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Old 01-23-2010, 12:43 PM
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I encourage customers to purchase OEM filters and Synthetic Amsoil to reduce intervals between oil changes and extend engine life. Lowering service cost to the customer and making their equipment last for years to come. Besides most OEM filters can be sold close to the same price as any GOOD aftermarket filter.
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