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Proper Oil Filter - Kawasaki FX921V (31 hp)

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by WilsonBoud, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. WilsonBoud

    WilsonBoud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    I was near a ZTR dealer today, and remembered that my Cheetah Oil change is coming up, so I stopped in.

    When I asked for a Kawasaki Oil Filter for the FX921V, he brought out a Stens #120-485 filter. One look made me question the filter, but he assured me that's the filter for the "921". Although it looks the right size in circumference, it appeared only half the height of the original filter size that I felt I remembered. After some conversation, he assured me that was the right oil filter.

    Well, I'm home and the adjustable compass tells me the filter is probably wrong all around. The outer diameter of the new filter is larger by about 3/8". And it's shorter in height by almost half.

    So, a trip back to the dealer in the morning. Burning gas for nothing.

    Meanwhile I was able to see the Kawasaki number on the filter being used on the engine ...... Kawasaki #49065-7010

    Can anyone please tell me the right Cross-Reference number for filters being used for this engine (Kawasaki FX921V)

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  2. aroddy

    aroddy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 355

    I have a similar problem with the two kawi filters I sell at my place. The 49065-7010 filter is the "tall" filter that will fit 98% of all Kawsaki engines. The only other one I sell is the 49065-7007 filter which is the "short" filter which also fits 98% of kawasaki engines. the only difference is that the 7007 filter is shorter and wider to work with engines on machines that have a tighter space to work with. The 7007 is shorter but is also wider to have the same amount of filter surface as the 7010 filter.

    With that being said - I don't sell aftermarket filters. It makes a much stronger case to kawasaki if something happens to the engine and the customer uses only kawasaki filters and kawasaki KTEC oil in their machine.

    I'm sure the dealer sold you the 49056-7007 filter in the stens brand. But I would get on the stens site and make sure before I used it. I'm sure he won't mind if you just get him to show and assure you that it is a good cross. Just ask him to show that the kawi numbers match the stens in the book. I do it all the time for oregon / rotary stuff
  3. Wright42

    Wright42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    49065-7010 on fx 850 and up, also rotary 12864 is the same
  4. WilsonBoud

    WilsonBoud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    Thanks ARODDY,

    I have (since this post) learned that the #49065-7010 is relabeled as the #49065-2078. Is that accurate...???

    Thanks for the info.....

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  5. Wright42

    Wright42 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    2078 is the old part number.
  6. WilsonBoud

    WilsonBoud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    Gotcha........ Thanks ...!!!

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  7. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,270

    Why not just go pick up a purolator or wix filter at the local parts store?

    Here you go. Better quality than the oem filter and costs much less. Purolator PL14476
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2013
  8. WilsonBoud

    WilsonBoud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    Thanks PSC.....!!!

    Do you use this one filter on all you equipment...??

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  9. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,415

    I use the Purolator on my Kawi. Costs 1/3 of what my dealer wants for one.
  10. WilsonBoud

    WilsonBoud LawnSite Member
    Messages: 226

    Home owner here:

    I just ordered the Pure One PL14476 from Amazon.com. The Purolator Cross reference site indicates the Kawasaki #49065-7010 can be replaced with the #L144076. The Pure One version is #PL14476

    It was half the price of an after-market filter I purchased (Sten 120-634 ) from my dealer, when I asked for a filter for my first oil change. Yes I plan on changing the oil filter at the 10 hour mark.

    I ordered five filters (shipped free). That number should carry me over for five years. I expect to put right at 40-45 hours a year. SO, I will be changing the oil and filter once a year.

    FYI .... I noticed that some here had issues removing the filter. The following filter wrench is what I have used the last 14 years on my Gold Wing and Yamaha MC filters with great success.

    I tried this wrench on the original ZTR Kawasaki filter, and the Sten replacement filter. The wrench fits the filters perfectly.


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