Aftermarket Air Filters

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by PM Baker, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. PM Baker

    PM Baker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    Bought online an Aftermarket air filter for Kawi 27hp L/C, price was $27 (includes pre-filter). Compared it to Original Kawasaki which costs $38 (with pre-filter). NO COMPARISON!!!! Aftermarket filter has much less filter area. It's a ridiculously inferior product. BUYER BEWARE!

    If an aftermarket supplier can't make the same quality, then they should not make it, period.

    When I was in the aftermarket parts business, we used to copy every detail of the Original (why spend money to reinvent the product, when it has already been designed/tried/tested/proven for us by the Original Manufacturer?), and offered the product at 1/2 of the Original's cost to the distributor. What sold the product was the quality.
  2. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    Get the Donaldson part# off the original filter and go to an auto parts store or industrial equipment dealer. I buy mine from Caterpiller dealer for $12.00. Toro wanted $25.00 for same filter.
  3. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    Just checked. Donaldson part# P822686 is $13.91 at Fabick Cat in Springfield Mo.
  4. randy448

    randy448 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    What's the name of the filter co?
  5. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    I believe that filter is $12.55 at, order 6 of them or mix and match other filters for free shipping, there wix filters. :)

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