15 Dollars for an Oil Filter? :(

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by lanieluke, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. lanieluke

    lanieluke LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Are the oil filters for my 19hp kawasaki really $15 a piece or am I just getting ripped off? This seems really expensive to me as my 6.5liter turbodiesel pickup uses a 5 dollar oil filter. What makes that oil filter worth 15 dollars? Looked cheezy to me(had glue and other junk in it I had to scrape out of it before I put it on). Also I thought I saw on here somewhere that a fram oil filter of some model number fit perfectly and at only 4 dollars it is a steal. Anyone know what model of fram filter will work instead of the over-priced kawasaki brand one? Thanks
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,769

    I do not have Kawasaki pricing to verify the price, sorry.
    I would stick with OEM at least in the warranty period, this is my personal opinion, others opinions will vary I am sure.
    You being a homeowner will change the oil and filter maybe 2 times a year? its worth using OEM parts if you ask me.


    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    you are getting ripped for true kaw filters 7 to 10 bucks.
  4. Depdog

    Depdog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    They are about 6 bucks where I am, your getting ripped.

  5. ed2150

    ed2150 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    The Kawasaki part # for your filter is 49065-2078. The interchange part number for Fram is PH4967 and for Wix it is 51394. (NAPA oil filters are made by Wix and the NAPA # is 1394.)

    I change my oil much more often than recommended in the manual and find aftermarket filters to be much less expensive and have never had a problem with them.
  6. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    List price for the 49065-2078 is 6.45 last I checked ;)
  7. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Yes, and with Kawasaki, 2 day shipping is free. (1 day shipping runs $5.95)

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Okay 6 to 10 bucks is that better,different prices same with mowing if i priced your mowing it's different than my area.
  9. Gautreaux's LNG

    Gautreaux's LNG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 379

    Stay with Kawasaki Oil Filters until your warranty runs out. Then aftermarket if you chose so.
  10. Howie's Lawn Care

    Howie's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 512

    I paid my dealer like $13.?? after tax for a filter and 48oz of briggs oil.

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