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Do I have this right...cross ref. on oil filters

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by buttaluv, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. buttaluv

    buttaluv LawnSite Senior Member
    from MidWest
    Messages: 567

    both mowers are exmark,
    23 hp kohler lazer z Wix #85348
    15 hp kawi Viking Wix # 51394

    does anyone know cross ref. for hydro filters?

    what do you guys think about using different filters, I certaintly don't want to do any damage.
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Personally.. I'd stick with OEM Hydro Filters.. at least until your warranty period is up. You get a hydro fail on you and take it in for warranty, it's not gonna make it with a non-original filter on it.
  3. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    Tried to cross reference the filters at Wal-Mart using the Fram Book but no luck.

    Tried the Fram book at TSC - Tractor Supply Company and was successful in finding my Kawasaki 49065-2078 crossed reference to Fram Filter PH 4967.

    Haven't been back to the filter section at Wal-Mart but I bet they have that Fram Filter. The difference in cost is about half of the Kawasaki

    Try finding a cross reference at TSC or maybe an Auto Parts store.

  4. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    purolators will work. Just get the same size filter. the pure ones are better then kawi filters.
  5. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    Oh yeah, what ever you do , don't use a fram filter on any thing you own.
  6. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    Fram is like the worst filter you can use. For Kawasaki here are the ones that will work:

    Fram ph4967
    Napa Gold 1394
    Purolator L14476 (Pure One PL14476)
    WIX 51394
  7. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    BTW oil filters are not the same as hydro filters, hydro filters trap a lower micron particle. Make sure you get the right thing for the hydros.
  8. lawnworker

    lawnworker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 897

    Mx good tip on the hydro filters. The purolator you mentioned fits my 17 Hp and 15 Hp Kawi. The metal flake blue looks pretty cool to:)
  9. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    I was not aware the Frams have a bad reputation. I have a 1993 vehicle which I have used Fram filters in since the first oil change. Before that I had a 1972 vehicle which I drove 21 years and I used Fram filters since the first oil change. Neither ever used oil.

    Gonna do some research on this subject though.

  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    I believe all Kawi's use the same filter.

    As for FRAM....not the best. Their Tough Guard line isn't that bad though (thicker case, better O-ring, more filter media, spring pressure relief valve, etc.) It's the "ORANGE" Frams that got them the bad rep.

    The Purolator Pure-One rates pretty good.

    The problem with all those ratings is that one size can be different than another.

    Hydro filters....always go OEM. Not worth it IMO. Plus your only changing them 2x's a year instead of weekly with the oil filter.

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