Vanguard oil filters

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Eric502, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Kentucky
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    Another thread had me thinking about this. What oil filter brand has users been buying for their Vanguard engines? I have a new 37efi on a TTII that specs a 842921 filter (& is what came on it). I have called B&S and they state that this part number is all that is listed for this engine. Course there is not a lot of room on this mower for a longer filter. Seems to me though that also similar are part numbers 492932S & 696854.... though I have no idea of any differences.

    I do not know who makes B&S filters, and I do not know how good of quality they are. And also per B&S, "you are strongly encouraged to use B&S oil filters while the engine is under warranty." So what does everyone know about these filters, any good etc...
     
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    honestly man an oil filter is an oil filter. they are all pretty much made the same way for mower engines. heck i ran a fram oil filter which is the worst one made on my old toyota truck and it was well over 300k miles with no problems when i sold it. an oil filter isn't gonna make or break an engine. just use the briggs oil filter and the vanguard oil too.
     
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  3. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Kentucky
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    What I do find interesting is how one MFG (B&S for instance) can have three different filters that as per some sites (not B&S) all inter-relate and cross reference. Course if you wish to take it a step further, some of the after market filters have better specs such as filtering out down to smaller microns or at a higher efficiency. Also intersting is how the pressure relief rating can change. B&S, wix, and napa are all around similar specs (7-9).... Donaldson though is a little higher (12-15).
     
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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    i dunno why they do that. kawi has like 5 different filters or something and they all can work on any of their engines. it just makes no sense. they should just make 1 filter. why is that so hard to do? they like to keep people confused.
     
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