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oil filter options for 19hp kawi....FRAM

instyle

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Canada
I have to get a new oil filter for my JD 19hp kawisaki. Do I have to goto JD or does Fram make the exact same one for some car?
 

Jake's Lawn Service

LawnSite Member
Location
Michigan
I got a 19 kaw on my exmark and after using napa i am now using fram
Jake
 

Bill Kapaun

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Albany, Orygun
Length" Wix Purolator Hastings Baldwin JD AC MotorCraft Fram
2.98" 51394 L14476 LF410 B33 AM107423 PF1233 FL836 PH4967
3.4" 51396 L14477 LF413 B37 NA NA NA PH4386
 

Bill Kapaun

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Albany, Orygun
The FRAM won't blow the warranty as long as you use the filter FRAM recommends. Moss-Magnuson Warranty Act covers those issues.

The one caveat about filters and warranty is using a filter that the Manf. doesn't recommend-
Example: MotorCraft filters tend to be very good. However, MC doesn't list any of their filters for L&G use. I doubt they would honor any warranty claims because you used their filter.
IOW, if you have warranty qualms, make sure the filter you use is listed in the application catalog from that manf.
 

Lynden-Jeff

LawnSite Bronze Member
Ok Thanks. What is the difference in lengths? Is one specifically for the 19 hp kawi? I know when I buy oil filters its one size fits all of my motors 13, 15 and 19. Is it the same way with frame?

Cheers
Jeff
 

DJL50

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Ohio USA
I am in no way an expert on the subject but have done a lot of reading on the web on oil and filters. Frams are considered to be the lowest quality filter you can buy. They are so popular because of all the advertising they do. NAPA is considered to be a good option. I myself always buy my filters at the dealer. #1 Just in case there is any question on warranty issues. Yes! They, cost more but it still only $6. I paid over $6,000.00 for my mower. $3 extra well spent if ever a question. I own a Toro but my dealer stocks JD brand filters because they cost less than the Kawasaki brand.
 
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