Generac Oil Filters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Likestomow, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 997

    My DC dealer was out of Generac oil filters when I stopped in there today to buy one. They said it would be the middle of next week before they received more. I didn’t want this to happen to me again, so I started calling around to cross it over.

    The OEM filter number is #070185 and I found out that crosses over to a NAPA #1394.

    The Gold (better then OEM) is $6.49

    The Silver (=OEM) is $3.29.

    The list price on the Generac OEM filter (from Generac) is $7.95, so I’m guessing Dixie Chopper probably sells them for $8.95 or more.
  2. kolar

    kolar LawnSite Member
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    You could try a Wix filter. One of the best out there. Just my 2 cents. Most good auto parts stores should sell them.
  3. gorrell

    gorrell LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 536

    The wix cross for the generac is #51394................Lynn
  4. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,154

    same as what my kaw 23 takes, don't quote me, but I believe what 5-25, or 27 kaw's use.
  5. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Yup what KOLAR said. I've been running Wix filters for years - millions of long haul truckers can't be wrong. You hardly see anything but a Wix on those machines. If you go to the Wix site they list well over a thousand filter brands - you think they all manufacturere their own filters? I doubt it. It's called "private labeling" just like Sears doesn't manufacture washing machines.
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  6. s and s mowing

    s and s mowing LawnSite Member
    from ky
    Posts: 241

    napa gold filter is a wix.
  7. tx_angler

    tx_angler LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 278

    Just looked in my notes - the Wix number for my Kaw 23 is 51394
  8. out4now

    out4now LawnSite Bronze Member
    from AZ
    Posts: 1,796

    I used to think that since the Wix number usually just has a 5 or 3 in front but never really did find out. NAPA filters are manufactured by Guard corp or something like that and Wix comes from Dana/Spicer. Could be the same though. Anyone else know?
  9. Bray

    Bray LawnSite Member
    Posts: 87

    Wix makes napa brand filters. drop the first number on wix and you have the napa number.
  10. DEA

    DEA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    what is the Wix# for the Kaw.17

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