oil filter

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by scagman52, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. scagman52

    scagman52 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 406

    Hey guys..I have always used genuine Kawasaki oil filters for my Scag Cub but the price of them are going through the roof! I used Fram one time and ended up blowing out a oil seal. Had to take engine apart and replace upper and lower seal. So I don't want a Fram. What other brands would you recommend?
  2. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Humm. The down time from the blown seals has got to weight more then the higher cost of the filters. Stick with OEM
  3. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    I use Wix filters on my machines. You can do a search on Google to find where to buy them. Or, just go to any NAPA store, their filters are made by Wix. Wix filters are one of the highest rated filters made. Do a little search on Google and you'll see what I mean. My second choice would be Purolator filters.
  4. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,943

    I use NAPA Gold 7145 for my Kaw 19hp. I've used them for several years, without any problems.
  5. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,643

    I use napa filters also but there not that cheap at around 8$.

    Cant you oreder filters in 12 or more for a huge discount?
  6. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    You can order filters in bulk but in terms of a discount you won't get a huge one unless you get generic filters or order truly big lot quantities (example of a minimum order $4000).
  7. pugs

    pugs LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,025

    What are you paying? MSRP on the filters hasnt changed very much in the 10 years I have been a Kawasaki dealer.
  8. caseysmowing

    caseysmowing LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,137

    purolator golds here!! Mobil 1 also makes a hell of a good filter. Don't know if they make one the fit a kawi though.

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